Looking for something other than the stock iPhone colors?
The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are two of the most popular smartphones available. The downside to this is that there are millions and millions of handsets just like your iPhone everywhere. Whether you have the black or the white model, there are plenty of them no matter where you go.
How about if you could do something to make your iPhone somehow different? Wouldn’t that be awesome? Oh, heck yes! Let’s take a look at a few ways you can have a custom iPhone in any color you want.
FocusSupply offers iPhone shells in various colors. These are basically the Home Button along with the front and back panels. This is one of the best options because it’s relatively inexpensive, and the paint is actually part of the casing itself. The drawback is that you will have to DIY it.
Still, if you’ve ever wanted a colorful iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, this is a good way to go.
iFixit has a pretty wicked back panel. It’s transparent, so that you can see the handset’s insides. The Apple logo is missing, but it’s pretty neat to be able to see your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S internal components. They are also on the less expensive side, but as with FocusSupply, you will have to take the handset apart yourself. If you are brave enough to go about doing that, you’re set.
ColorWare does some awesome stuff. What’s nice about their work is that you can go totally custom. You can choose the type of finish (glossy, matte, original) and you can choose whether you want solid or metallic colors. It goes further than that. You can choose the color you want for the frame, back, button, SIM tray and earbuds. This gives you endless options. The downside its that it will REALLY set you back. For example buying a new iPhone 4S direct with a custom paint job runs about $1050. Of course it’s worth noting that you are purchasing both the phone (out of contract) and the custom paint job.
One personal note I will add is that just before I started at iSmashPhone, I won a custom-painted iPad (first-gen) from Tap Tap Tap, Digg and ColorWare. It was a beauty. I can say that they do an excellent job.
A Final Note
While giving your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S a custom paint job may seem awesome, just keep in mind that you may be voiding your warranty or any AppleCare plan you may have by cracking it open yourself. We aren’t saying “Don’t do it,” but you should be aware of these things before you move forward. It’s best to take a look at Apple’s policies if you are unsure.