Aluminium Backplate To Replace iPhone 4’s Glass Back Panel

News | Monday October 18 2010 2:51 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

However, folks at
. More recently, there were reports that suggested that the slide-on cases that are distributed by third party accessory manufacturers had a tendency to gather dirt between the glass back panel and the case
in some cases.
The susceptibility of the glass back to scratches and cracks has brought in some really interesting solutions. Hong Kong based
(Cellular Nationwide Network) is selling a new metal backplate that can replace the iPhone 4 glass back panel with a really good-looking aluminium alternative though I must admit I really like the glass back panel, one of the primary reasons for settling for the
.
Replacing the back panels should be incredibly easy – You have to remove the two screws on either side of the Dock connector port, replace the glass back with the metal plate and secure the screws back. The aluminium backplate comes with nicely beveled sides that makes the panel all the more attractive.
Metal backplates have been known to block RF waves and therefore affect call quality.However, according to
, the external antenna design of the new iPhone 4 should ensure that the call quality is not affected due to this aluminium backplate. The units are currently back-ordered at a price of $13 and are available from the
in two colors – silver metal and black.
Please note that these metal backplates may not be available for purchase for long. As
points out, the units come imprinted with the familiar ”
” tag that may soon be targeted by Apple for trademark violations.
Let us know your thoughts on the aluminium backplate in the comments.

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