dropped my phone :(

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durkadurka

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The screen is fine. It dropped from pocket height and struck rough gravel/pavement on its side.

It dented the outer casing on the side and bent it out slightly.

Do they sell replacement back casing?
 
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tharmsen

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Ouch. The good news is that the rear cover is easily replaced by several 3rd party companies and you can even choose the color you want!
 

durkadurka

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I found one for 40 bucks. Not bad at all.

I might just try to bend it back in though. I don't mind the few marks on the side I just don't like how its sticking out right now.
 

tharmsen

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i want the black one.. it looks nice..

i have heard 2 things about these
1. voids warranty
2. extremely hard to put on

this true?
There is a site out there that shows you how to do this swap, but yes... it's not for the novice or faint at heart. It's VERY easy to break something. That's why I would send it to a company that does it professionally. If they screw it up, you get a new one. If you screw it up, you get stuck with a brick or a fat charge on your credit card for repairs or a new phone.

(For the OP) Apple will replace the cover for you as well but it won't be in a cool new color. :)
 

iPhone8801

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LOL hahaha. Sorry just show how lacking the construction is on the phone. LOL and that is only from dropping from less than 5 feet. It is a sad day. Now I understand why everyone is obsessed with buying a bomb proof case for yhis phone. Funny
 

iamtko

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HOLY SHEEZA?!
they are THAT fragile?!

i will definitely be looking into a case today when i got to the Apple store!

and yeah man, i suggest that black one! it looks so nice!
 

Macster

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Just dropped mine yesterday...

It fell out of the Belkin open top belt case. dropped onto my gravel driveway as I was running. Other that a little scratching on the corner it dropped on, no damage.