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iPhone 4 Replacement Brushed Metal Backplate

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This arrived this morning, a few weeks after ordering it. It’s a metal replacement for the , likely in reply to the concerns of the glass back succumbing to scratches and possible shattering.

Wired’s review of the metal replacement back plate.

I have had a feather on my for a while now, which has been brilliant. But would rather not have any that covers the iPhones beauty.

My preference is the slip in pouch style, the one I have is from . These s are reportedly  responsible for the scratching on the glass back. Indeed, I have 2 nasty full length scratches on mine, likely from the . Therefore Apple have so far removed all these styles of s from their stores.

So the answer was to order this replacement so that I can revert back to the . I will still add a protective film over it, as it will still get scratch, but it feels more solid and should not be at risk of shattering like the original glass back. And frankly, I feel I will prefer this brushed metal back more, once I have fitted it that is.

Order your metal backplate.

Post Update

I have now replaced the glass back with the replacement and it was just stupidly easy. Took no more than 4 mins to do. All you need is a Philips #00 screwdriver, undo two screws, slide of back cover and slide on replacement.

Installation details can be found here :


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