iPatch Mod Gives the iPhone 4 a Backlit Apple Logo


iPatch, a third-party iPhone repair company based in the UK, has come up with this iPhone modification that puts a backlight behind the Apple logo on the back of the iPhone 4.

Chris and Andy, the guys behind iPatch, expect the mod to retail for under £100, and a turnaround time of less than an hour. They claim the iPhone remains fully functional, with the rear glass appearing completely original with no visible alterations. The logo lights up whenever the iPhone's screen is on.

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Posted: 41 months ago
they solved the light leakage problems
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
Make it only turn on when your screen is lit....

Make it flash when the phone is ringing...

Make it built into the iPhone 5!

I want it... but not at $200
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago



Make it retro rainbow and you've got yourself a sale, iPatch guys.


Better make it a double rainbow.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
Tie it to notifications and you got yourself a winner.

As it is, it is just a light that is always on.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
Like converting a mirror into a window. The Apple appears to be backed with some "silvering." Take it off and the backlight for the LCD screen shines through nice and bright when the screen is on. No extra hardware needed.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
that's awesome.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
The question should be, how does this affect the battery life?
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
Thoughts:
1. If they added an additional light to the back, they're wasting battery life.
2. If they altered the internal rear-reflective divider so main back-light provides the light for the logo, then they're reducing the screen's brightness from the front. (Meaning if the user wants to use the phone at regular brightness levels, they'll have to crank up the back-light.... and again drain the battery.)
... now if it were naively done as an alternative notification option (instead of vibrate, or activiating the entire LCD for on-screen sleep notifications) then it could save battery life and actually be worth it.

But their implementation...
No thanks. I'm not so pathetic that I'd need to use my hardware to draw attention to myself (http://zurevla.nl/worldpress/images/fun/2007/11/attention_whore3.jpg) while I'm using it.
:rolleyes:
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago
Does this effectively give the iPhone 4 dual-flashes for an enhanced sense of depth in pictures?
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 41 months ago

As it is, it is just a light that is always on.


Read the details on the companies website guys - its only on when your front screen is on.

They also reckon there is minimal battery drain
Rating: 4 Votes

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