Polishing tutorial ends up being a debranding process for an iPhone

Polishing tutorial ends up being a debranding process for an iPhone
We've got to hand it to people out there, sometimes they're able to think outside of the box in getting their phones fixed after sustaining some massive scratches and cracks. One do it yourself tutorial that aimed at repairing a distressed iPhone riddled with deep scratches to its former glossy rear turned out becoming a debranding process. One owner managed to bring back the iPhone's luster with a lot of buffing and the help of 3M's $15 Headlight Lens Restoration Kit – the same one that actually turns those foggy looking headlights on cars back to is crystal clear pristine look. Looking closely at the final product, it's apparent that Apple's logo has seemingly been wiped off the rear cover – the only thing you're left with is one scratch-free glossy back cover. People may wonder what kind of phone you're using at that point as they scratch their heads and wonder why the giant Apple logo has disappeared from its usual perched spot. The iPhone owner who had the duty in bringing back the handset to its former glory said that the whole process in repairing it was cheaper that buying a new one – the replacement screen only cost $10; making a $25 investment a worthwhile thing to do.

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1. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

really? wow how interesting, this is totally why i come to this website. *sigh* these articles are getting gayer and gayer everytime i come through. iPhonearena fails

3. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I think this is becoming an iPhone orgy. You have Apple in bed with AT&T on one side and Phonearena on the other, I think I just thew up a little in my mouth :P

5. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

No Phone Arena loves Sprint!

8. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

If this is a problem for you, get the fuck off the site then dumbass.

11. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

dude Cali_E, you are my hero hahaha

2. paintballguy113

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 29, 2008

Well that's kinda cool. Maybe I'll do that to my iPhone 3G when the new iPhone comes out(yes i am skipping a model b/c my upgrade wasn't available)

4. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Oh no! You mean they took the Apple logo away? That's blasphemy to iFanboys, they'll have to buy a cell phone case without the little logo window on it. Spare me.

6. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

I bet its so expensive for a company to license the logo that's why the hole. . .

7. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Your probably right, but why need to show the logo in the first place? Showing the logo won't change the function of the device. Most phone cases I've seen for Android don't have a logo or a window on them, may say Verizon Wireless in small print but thats all. I'm not against labels or logos but it seems that every device that Apple releases people become drones to them and think they're cool when they're not. Apple is too locked down and they micromanage their users.

9. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

apple's branding is on the same scale as Nike's check. It isn't just a brand logo, it's more of a cult symbol. That's why you get apple stickers, which ppl treat like crack... but... I'd rather have a debranded device...

10. WhoDatBe

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 25, 2010

ever notice when a person or something becomes very successful it/they become the most rideculed? quit drinking that hater-ade and just appreciate what u have or can afford.

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