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Modder replaces iPhone 3GS plastic rear cover with titanium one

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Modder replaces iPhone 3GS plastic rear cover with titanium one
Sometimes in a crowd of people, you can literally see how popular the iPhone has truly become as you casually peek up to see a handful of people using Apple's pride and joy. You may think for a second that it's really difficult to make your phone stand out among the sea of other owners that have decided to make the iPhone their choice. Fortunately there was one person out there that decided to take matters into their own hands by modding their iPhone 3GS enough to make it stand head above water. Martin Schrotz took his time in coming up with the idea of crafting a new rear back cover that's sure to stand notice among other owners out there. He quickly removed the usual plastic glossy rear of his iPhone and crafted one that was completely made out of titanium alloy with the help of his favorite CAD program. We'd gather that this project would've taken some time seeing that precise measurements would've been required to perfectly place the titanium alloy rear cover onto the phone. Now that it exudes a higher level of quality workmanship, thanks party to his own, the phone is still able to function normally without any interference from the metallic back casing. So when he tricks out his iPhone to people, he's sure to get plenty of attention with its slick new finish.

UPDATE: Video after the jump!

Apple iPhone 3GS Specifications | Review

source: Engadget

Modder replaces iPhone 3GS plastic rear cover with titanium one



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


wow

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 14:26

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


...warranty...VOID?

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 14:26

3. SellPhones82 (Posts: 498; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I'm surprised it doesn't weaken the WiFi signal since the iPod Touch has to have the small black plactic piece where the WiFi antena is on the back and the rest is the shinny chrome

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 15:06

4. ILOVEtechnology (unregistered)


Titanium? this thing has to be expensive, plus you can use it as a shield in a shootout!

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 15:53

5. thetwiztidfreak (Posts: 19; Member since: 03 Aug 2009)


according to gizmodo this is fake http://gizmodo.com/5479152/titanium-iphone-is-cool-too-bad-its-not-real

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 16:08

6. zr1vette (Posts: 26; Member since: 22 Aug 2009)


hope you guys know this is a fake. no titanium alloy is RF transparent.meaning the cell signal cant pass through. just shows how much Phonearena is sucking the iphones nuts...

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 16:43

7. uk786 (Posts: 47; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)


LMAO agreed. +1

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 18:51

8. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I dunno...if I had to give this site a bias, it would be towards Sprint and the Palm Pre. Other than that, PhoneArena kind of just puts it's on spin on things it considers news. I've seen them say good and bad about the iPhone.

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 05:05

9. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Its real check the update: Update: As the video shows, the case is real. However, knowing how titanium insulates against radio signals, we find very hard to believe it's made of this material. [Modmyi via Engadget]

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