Dude Turns iPhone 7 Into An iPhone 5

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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. ;)
 

Nebulous

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

nvgrim

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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.
 

Hellstoaster

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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.

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:
 

cptnjarhead

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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.
 

zomby

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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.
 

Xrave

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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!
 

nilepez

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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.
 

magoo

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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???
 

Streiw

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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.

B'aaaaaaaaah. B'aaaaaaaaaah
 

Jovian

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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.
 

hamm3rhead

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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.
 

cdabc123

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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
 
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