1. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    lol Exactly. If my phone is not in a case holding it feels so odd. Btw I got that purple/turquoise defender yesterday in the mail finally, I love it! I have to type a little harder because I also have an actual screen protector on the phone from before when I didn't have a defender yet. Thinking about losing it though.
    Your right it does feel weird without a case, lol. I thought the same thing!! My purp/turq defender is due today or tomorrow. I cant wait to get it-I recd my daughters already(Xmas gift) and just checked it out and I love it too!!

    Btw, I have a screen protector on along with the defender but my typing is ok. I don't have to tap an harder. My protectors are the ones Verizon has so idk if maybe they're thinner than usually ones.
    12-20-2011 04:42 PM
  2. circlez's Avatar
    Thanks to the Pimping my 4S thread, I was able to find a black back glass assembly and pentalobe screwdriver (for the 4S's special screws) at United iPhone Repair which arrived today. Super fast shipping! The back glass plate was only $19.20 and the screwdriver was around $10. The backs come in different colors! They sell lots of goodies for the iPhone as well as different color front panels as well as replacement batteries.

    My husband and I changed the back glass ourselves in a couple of minutes (most of that time was spent looking for a dropped screw!) and the whole deal was under $35 - much better than having to get a replacement phone from Apple!

    Here's the link
    iPhone 4S Back Glass Assembly - United iPhone Repair
    How is the camera flash with the new back? Is there a flash diffuser?
    12-20-2011 06:28 PM
  3. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    I dropped mine the other night thanks to White Castle's cup lids popping off easily, and dropped on my driveway, screen side down. Needless to say I have some small scratches on the bottom right of the screen.
    12-20-2011 08:06 PM
  4. joosen's Avatar
    The other day I was at an amusement park... filled with roller coasters... :x I put my iPhone in the inside pocket of my jacket. First drop, was fine.. the next drop... well, my iPhone fell out and I saw it hit the track and fell down the side!! I wasn't able to grab it. IT WAS HORRIBLE. Had to wait till the park closed so the staff could go look for it. They didn't find my phone that night. Luckily, the next morning, they found the phone, got a hold of me, and I rushed to go pick it up.

    To my surprise... No damage on the phone at all! The case has a few chips here and there, but it cost me 3 bucks, so I can get it easily replaced. Since I had an invisibleSHIELD on both the front and back, the screen has no scratches cracks or anything! Still trying to find some damage on the phone, I have yet to find any flaws.

    Never check your phone at an amusement park!
    Last edited by joosen; 12-20-2011 at 08:34 PM.
    12-20-2011 08:13 PM
  5. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    How is the camera flash with the new back? Is there a flash diffuser?
    Haven't noticed any difference in flash photos. No clue whether or not is has a flash diffuser -- but the interior of the glass plate is almost identical to the original piece, so I guess the answer is yes.
    12-20-2011 11:31 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    Try amazon for backs as well price is better used them with no issue also most of the time you can get the screw driver with the purchase make sure it's the correct one ( Phillips or star t6 aka pentalope) if not you can get one for like 2 bucks .. Also good repair videos I have used at www.zeetron.com


    Sent Into Orbit from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    12-21-2011 12:08 AM
  7. circlez's Avatar
    Try amazon for backs as well price is better used them with no issue also most of the time you can get the screw driver with the purchase make sure it's the correct one ( Phillips or star t6 aka pentalope) if not you can get one for like 2 bucks .. Also good repair videos I have used at Buy Apple iPhone 3G 3Gs Glass Digitizer Screen | Buy Apple iPhone 3G 3Gs LCD | Apple iPhone Repair Service | Buy Zeetron Do It Yourself Kits | Exculsive iPhone 4 Color Swap / Conversion


    Sent Into Orbit from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    Problem is, though, that I'd want an OEM back panel for my phone.
    12-21-2011 08:00 PM
  8. Peligro911's Avatar
    Problem is, though, that I'd want an OEM back panel for my phone.
    Apple does not sell Parts so no If you break the one that came with your phone .. Then no matter where you buy a back plate it will not be oem .. If a seller claims its OEM then they are full of it and lying ..
    That why if you take your phone with broken back to apple they replace the whole phone not do the repair.


    Sent Into Orbit from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    12-21-2011 08:33 PM
  9. circlez's Avatar
    Apple does not sell Parts so no If you break the one that came with your phone .. Then no matter where you buy a back plate it will not be oem .. If a seller claims its OEM then they are full of it and lying ..
    That why if you take your phone with broken back to apple they replace the whole phone not do the repair.


    Sent Into Orbit from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    That's the beauty of AppleCare+. Shatter the phone: brand new 4S for $49.
    12-23-2011 02:09 PM
  10. circlez's Avatar
    Due to recent endevors involving broken phones, I am now wearing an otterbox defender on my 4S.
    12-29-2011 11:12 AM
  11. hunoosh's Avatar
    Due to recent endevors involving broken phones, I am now wearing an otterbox defender on my 4S.
    Werent you one to bare it all?? Please do tell. What happened? I like the defender but commuter is plenty of protection. At least I hope so. Today I'm sporting yet another CandyShell. White/red.
    12-29-2011 01:22 PM
  12. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Due to recent endevors involving broken phones, I am now wearing an otterbox defender on my 4S.
    UUUUHH-OH !! what happened ?????

    i <3 OB defender cases btw. it my most fave choice to dress my baby up in. I just order 2 more colors so i can swap around the plastic inner shell with different colored rubber over lays I cant wait to get them !!

    Werent you one to bare it all?? Please do tell. What happened? I like the defender but commuter is plenty of protection. At least I hope so. Today I'm sporting yet another CandyShell. White/red.

    I decided to be totally daring and put my OB defender to the side for today and rock my raspberry truffle/white speck candy shell Plus it matches my hot pink running suit i'm wearing and my coach patent leather tech wristlet in hot pink too:o
    12-29-2011 02:14 PM
  13. circlez's Avatar
    Werent you one to bare it all?? Please do tell. What happened? I like the defender but commuter is plenty of protection. At least I hope so. Today I'm sporting yet another CandyShell. White/red.
    My 4S slipped from my pocket the other day, and landed on the concrete back panel first. It completely and utterly shattered the back panel, then cracked the front glass. I have AppleCare+, so I had it replaced quickly. I picked up an OtterBox Defender for times when I'm rock climbing or being crazy/drinking. I still absolutely hate the feel of a case on such a beautiful device. I also have another case that is pretty light. It's called the Predator Zero. It's probably the most visually appealing case I've ever seen. (It's built of carbon fiber, poly-carbonate, and leather). Not sure how much the Predator would protect from a fall, though.

    All in all, however, I am still a no case advocate. You simply can't beat the feel of steel and glass in hand over plastic/silicone.

    Ion Predator Zero Carbon Fiber iPhone 4 / 4S Case | Carbon Fiber Gear
    12-30-2011 09:56 PM
  14. hunoosh's Avatar
    Scary story. I would LOVE for my phone to go bare. I just can't do it. I paid for 64g even upgrade price is more than I wanna pay again. Let alone if I'm out of contract and something happens. You only get so many replacements with Apple Care right? If they had unlimited repair replacements then maybe I'd consider. Lol. I do however, when home take my phone outbof case for a lil
    So were you able to get a new phone same day?
    12-31-2011 09:44 AM
  15. circlez's Avatar
    With Apple Care you get two replacements, $49 each regardless of the model.
    12-31-2011 11:27 AM
  16. hunoosh's Avatar
    With Apple Care you get two replacements, $49 each regardless of the model.
    Which is pretty reasonable. But after your second drop you'd better case up. How mis is the price for the plan as well?
    12-31-2011 11:48 AM
  17. circlez's Avatar
    $99. So essentially you pay $200 dollars for two replacements.
    12-31-2011 01:50 PM
  18. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I can't stand anything but a naked device and I'm what you might call clumsy. The 4/4S and me are not a good match for not shattering glass.
    12-31-2011 02:22 PM
  19. circlez's Avatar
    I can't stand anything but a naked device and I'm what you might call clumsy. The 4/4S and me are not a good match for not shattering glass.
    No, they definitely are not.
    12-31-2011 07:06 PM
  20. hoosieriphone's Avatar
    UUUUHH-OH !! what happened ?????

    i <3 OB defender cases btw. it my most fave choice to dress my baby up in. I just order 2 more colors so i can swap around the plastic inner shell with different colored rubber over lays I cant wait to get them !!

    Do you have a closet for all your cases? LOL


    I decided to be totally daring and put my OB defender to the side for today and rock my raspberry truffle/white speck candy shell Plus it matches my hot pink running suit i'm wearing and my coach patent leather tech wristlet in hot pink too:o
    I think it is great how you change cases. I am addicted to cases as well. I only have 4, but I like to switch them out on occasion. I have the Otterbox Commuter, Otterbox Defender, Apple bumper and CandyShell Satin. I just ordered the new CandyShell Grip. It looks really nice.
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    01-01-2012 10:28 AM
  21. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I think it is great how you change cases. I am addicted to cases as well. I only have 4, but I like to switch them out on occasion. I have the Otterbox Commuter, Otterbox Defender, Apple bumper and CandyShell Satin. I just ordered the new CandyShell Grip. It looks really nice.
    LMAO !! I'm going to def need a closet for all of my cases now:o I have 4 OB defenders 1 candy shell, and 2 silicone cases -- plus I ordered 4 more cs's Saturday, and then this morn I ordered a cs flip to try it out as well because I do want to get a docking station like iHome also. If I like it I may return one of the cs's that I just ordered Saturday.

    I love my cases and will always keep one on my 4S because I don't want to worry about a drop if it happens
    01-01-2012 11:54 AM
  22. jobosumm's Avatar
    LMAO !! I'm going to def need a closet for all of my cases now:o I have 4 OB defenders 1 candy shell, and 2 silicone cases -- plus I ordered 4 more cs's Saturday, and then this morn I ordered a cs flip to try it out as well because I do want to get a docking station like iHome also. If I like it I may return one of the cs's that I just ordered Saturday.

    I love my cases and will always keep one on my 4S because I don't want to worry about a drop if it happens
    im so glad to see im not the only one addicted to cases, lol. my kids think I'm nuts because I'm always looking to buy a new case for my 4s. i have 5 cases for my phone - i switch between 2 of them the most - still haven't fount that "perfect" case that i never want to take off. i love the fact the otter box protects it so well, but I'm not crazy about the added bulk. i have also have two reflex ob, and i don't like the way i feel a "jiggle" in the case. today I'm going to order a candy speck .. I'm just trying to decide which color to get!! oh, and while I'm at it.. think ill pick up a couple new defenders today -

    OTTERBOX WEBSITE HAS A SPECIAL TILL JAN 3RD... BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE.
    happy new year!!
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    01-01-2012 12:05 PM
  23. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    im so glad to see im not the only one addicted to cases, lol. my kids think I'm nuts because I'm always looking to buy a new case for my 4s. i have 5 cases for my phone - i switch between 2 of them the most - still haven't fount that "perfect" case that i never want to take off. i love the fact the otter box protects it so well, but I'm not crazy about the added bulk. i have also have two reflex ob, and i don't like the way i feel a "jiggle" in the case. today I'm going to order a candy speck .. I'm just trying to decide which color to get!! oh, and while I'm at it.. think ill pick up a couple new defenders today -

    OTTERBOX WEBSITE HAS A SPECIAL TILL JAN 3RD... BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE.
    happy new year!!
    LOL!! My hubby and kids gave up trying to figure me out in that department lmao !!

    I did find the "right" case(s). The OB defenders and speck cs's, now the hard part is deciding which one to use on a daily basis oh, and there are sooooo many nice colors for the cs's it so hard to decide !!

    I also did see that on the OB site, but before you order check to see if amazon has the colors you want--they may be cheaper !! its where I get all my defenders from and speck cs's too if they have the color I want as well. In fact the cs flip in white/pink I just ordered this morn was $22 plus $2.99 s/h on amazon, on speck website it's $34 w/out s/h incld.
    jobosumm likes this.
    01-01-2012 12:18 PM
  24. jobosumm's Avatar
    LOL!! My hubby and kids gave up trying to figure me out in that department lmao !!

    I did find the "right" case(s). The OB defenders and speck cs's, now the hard part is deciding which one to use on a daily basis oh, and there are sooooo many nice colors for the cs's it so hard to decide !!

    I also did see that on the OB site, but before you order check to see if amazon has the colors you want--they may be cheaper !! its where I get all my defenders from and speck cs's too if they have the color I want as well. In fact the cs flip in white/pink I just ordered this morn was $22 plus $2.99 s/h on amazon, on speck website it's $34 w/out s/h incld.
    on amazon.com now.... the cs cases are cheaper.. and i guess i have to order 2 because i can't decide on a color i havn't tried the cs yet, so I'm excited.
    01-01-2012 12:38 PM
  25. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    on amazon.com now.... the cs cases are cheaper.. and i guess i have to order 2 because i can't decide on a color i havn't tried the cs yet, so I'm excited.
    good for you Jo !! There are so many nice colors and they do look really nice on the iPhone. Only thing is that they are a bit of a pain in the arse to put on and off.
    01-01-2012 02:49 PM
204 ... 6789
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD