Fix iPhone 5 scratches with a $99 back plate replacement

Fix iPhone 5 scratches with a $99 back plate replacement
Sooner or later, your iPhone 5 will get covered in dents and nicks, especially now that its body is made out of easy-to-scratch aluminum. Sure, in case your unit was damaged out of the box, Apple will send you a replacement, but in case you caused the dents yourself by accident, you will be left holding on to an imperfect piece of high-end gadgetry.

But wait, iPhone5Mod comes to the rescue with its replacement aluminum iPhone 5 panels. In fact, the replacements being offered are the iPhone 5 panels Apple uses for its smartphone, not an imitation, according to the seller. Perhaps that is why the part is priced quite high, at $99 apiece.

Of course, attempting to replace the damaged back plate of your iPhone 5 is no easy task. Therefore, it is advisable to seek professional assistance with the process, unless you are confident you have the necessary skills and equipment. Oh, and it goes without saying that doing so will void your warranty, so keep that in mind also.

source: iPhone5Mod via 9 to 5 Mac

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iPhone 5

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  • Display 4.0 inches 1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1440 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x


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