iPhone 4 Transparent Rear Panel: Enjoy The Benefits of a Teardown Without the Hassle of a Teardown
May 15th, 2011
The expert tinkerers at iFixit can ogle the innards of any gadget they get their hands on. If you own an iPhone 4 but not the skills required to dismantle it, there’s now a way for you to view your phone’s insides without tearing it down. Just get this transparent rear panel from iFixit.
The panel is also made of glass, and has all of the parts that the default and demure back panel has, including the camera lens, flash diffuser and bezel. The picture above already shows the panel installed on an iPhone 4, while the picture below shows the panel installed on an iPhone 4 with its logic boards stripped of their EMI shielding. The latter is much prettier, but it also increases the risk of damage to your phone.
Unfortunately for Verizon iPhone 4 owners, this panel is only compatible with the GSM version. You can order the transparent iPhone 4 rear panel from iFixit for $30 (USD). If you don’t know how to remove and replace the back panel, just check out iFixit’s guide.