Dude Turns iPhone 7 Into An iPhone 5

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    Want a new iPhone but you hate the design? Do you have access to a huge saw and a belt sander? Then do what this guy did and mod your iPhone 7 into an iPhone 5. To be honest, I like the look of this guy's phone better than the original. ;)
     
  2. DocSavage

    DocSavage 2[H]4U

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    I'm impressed with how well it turned out.

    I just hope he doesn't need any work done under warranty.

    For the record, I think the iphone 4 looked the coolest. It was like the monolith from 2001 A Space Odyssey.
     
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  3. exlink

    exlink [H]ardness Supreme

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    Not bad, I actually like it.
     
  4. Nebulous

    Nebulous [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'll pay that guy to do that to my iPhone 7 if I ever decide to get one.
     
  5. nvgrim

    nvgrim [H]ard|Gawd

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    Iphone 5 is still the best design IMO, the flat edges fit perfectly in your palm and you could give it a death drip without it slipping out like the round edges of the 6/7. If they could just make the next iphone the shape of the 5 but the size of the 7 then it would be perfect, like this guy did.
     
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    thesmokingman [H]ardness Supreme

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    That was stupid. How attached can one be to curves or flat sides? I thought he was gonna stick a darn 3.5mm jack in there lol.
     
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    Was waiting on the 3.5mm jack mod as well.
     
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    He probably didn't have a drill press on hand ;)
     
  9. JunXaos

    JunXaos n00b

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    And now it's not waterproof.
     
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    evilsofa [H]ardForum Junkie

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    The result is the epitome of form over function.
     
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    Apple in a nutshell.
     
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    I loved my iPhone 4. I used that thing for 5 years until finally I couldn't get anymore iOS updates and my apps stopped working. I finally had to break down and get a 6s. :cry:
     
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    Prisoner849 Gawd

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    "The redesign I've been waiting for". No doubt about that. He probably re-watches his iPhone unboxing videos too.
     
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    A lot of work for minor changes. I love my s7 edge, never thought i would like a phone more than my old LG G2, but the edge is my favorite phone.
     
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    Typical social media bs music was enough to stop looking.
     
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    Xrave [H]ardness Supreme

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    The 4/4S was the best form factor.
     
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    If you still have the 4, switch to the 5, youll see how great the speed is, youll be like wow, I can now play my games with no lag. Why would you want to do what this guy did, the round edge is nicer. I like the 7, cant wait to get one.
     
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    Xrave [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have the SE, but the 4/4S phone form factor/size was the best. I want my phones smaller, not bigger!
     
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    nilepez [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I liked the design of the 4/4s best, but as far as size is concerned, I like the Plus and since my phone is always in a spiegen kickstand case, those edges don't matter very much.
     
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    Galaxy S7 FTW.
    Best phone I've had so far.
    No apple for me.

    Anyway, why saw up your phone? Because you can???
     
  21. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    Why mod a PC Case? :p
     
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    Streiw Bad Santa Gifter 2016

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    B'aaaaaaaaah. B'aaaaaaaaaah
     
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    I personally think it looks like shit, see all the saw marks even after the sanding? Now if it was professionally cut like that and retained the water resistance then I think it would be pretty cool. But it looks like just a hack job to me.
     
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    I agree it looks rough.. spend some time making a cool mad max case for it instead and leave it warranty intact.
     
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    So other than being all scratched to shit, what am I looking for here?
     
  26. nilepez

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    The edges are squared, instead of rounded. At least that's what it looks like to me.
     
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    interesting. I did something very similar with my iphone 4. I got tiered of the back breaking so i tor the back off and attached a piece of lexan to the back to make the lexan the right size i took my belt sander al the way around the phone giving it that same brushed metal look and feel. I would upload some pics but sadly that phone was stolen :( I dont think the person in the video did a very good gob though. It looks better with vertical lines and a finer grit sand paper and you can clearly see where he used the saw vs where he sanded it a bit more through on the sanding would be nice