Thursday, February 14, 2013
How To Add Colors To Your iPhone 5 Before Apple
Users who want a colored iPhone don’t have to wait for the next generation of the device, thanks to one British company. iPhone5 users can send their phones to Mendmyi, where their smartphone would get a custom colorization. You can also purchase a colored smartphone.
Mendmyi has been offering to colorize iPhones for a few years now, but recently, they learnt how to color the metal design and separate parts using the anodizing technique.
Riki Baker, founder of Mendmyi, explained, “It’s taken us a while, but we’ve got there.” They offer twelve color choices for the iPhone shell including lime green, gold, pink, purple, steel blue, slate, black, and many more. The latter version offers a classic black/black look that’s different from the current black/slate iPhone 5. Baker added, “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) anodises its metal shells to 13 microns, we use a 20 to 30 micron coating. That gives you a tougher finish.”
Although the shells aren’t necessarily scratch-proof, they will fare better over the bumps and dents you may get from general usage.
Users who want to make over their iPhone 4 and 4S can order spare parts and do the replacements themselves. For the price of £146, you can purchase a kit containing everything you need for an easy replacement. If you would rather have experts do the hard work for you, you can send your iPhone5 in for £186 to replace the shell. Alternatively, you could also have your current shell replaced for £96. Baker reminds us that although many customers opt for the first and most affordable option, they do struggle. For those who struggle, Mendmyi offers to only charge the difference if users decide to send it in.
It’s predicted that later on this year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will release the iPhone5S in a variety of colors. Although there is no word on when the next generation smartphone will arrive, it could arrive as early as this summer.