Apple Fan Creates a Unique iPhone Mod as a Special Tribute to Steve Jobs

By , Oct 31, 2011

A 19-year-old Apple fan from Hong Kong has created a very special mod for the iPhone that places Steve Jobs inside the Apple logo on the back of the device. During the initial shock of Steve’s passing, a designer created a graphic of the Apple logo with Steve Jobs’ silhouette embedded in the logo itself.

That image became the inspiration for a very unique iPhone mod that is now available for purchase online…

For $23.90, you can buy this back plate for your iPhone 4/4S and literally turn it into the iPhone 4-Steve. The panel is available in black and white and installation steps are provided. It’s worth noting that your iPhone will be slightly thicker after installing the mod, so know that most of your cases and similar accessories probably won’t fit anymore.

If you want to buy this mod, you had better act fast. Stock is limited. There’s also no telling how long it will take before Apple’s team of lawyers file a cease and desist against the guy that made the mod. We think that Apple should let the mod be—it’s a beautiful tribute to Steve.

What do you think of this iPhone mod? Will you be buying one?

[M.I.C Gadget]

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  • http://www.twitter.com/zmarffy Zeke Marffy

    Big deal.

  • NERDGEEK

    I would buy it

  • http://www.twitter.com/titogeorgiess Tito Georgie

    Doesn’t look classy and fancy iPhone alike. I’ll just make that imagine my wallpaper. That’s good enough. No need to go all out even tho I respect Steve to the max.

    • http://idownloadblog.com Guillermo

      It’s badass

  • http://http.//mint-forum.net Achisto

    Great idea!

  • Ty

    Ordered last week, can always put the original back on. 30.00 with shipping from Hong Kong. Not a bad deal, plus I have a feeling there won’t be many of them out there once Apple gets wind of it. Nice clean mod.

  • Burge

    I can make a vinyl sticker like that . Just a bit bigger than the logo on the back to hide it..then it will fit in any case , so you won’t see it..

    • http://Dcskate7@yahoo.com Christian

      That’s actually not a bad idea! I have the machinery for that to. Cause I have to print out any kind of paper,but what I do is print out like a rubbery stnsil and put it on Pennsylvania blue stone(only rock u can use that really looks awesome) and place the stencil on the rock than I have a sand blaster the o put the rock in, and put my hands through the rubber gloves and blast away until the entire Rock is bladed down below the stensil! Then ur left with a awesome rock with any imagine of ur choice raised. They sell like hot cakes! But u should do that cause apple will prob stop this guy.

    • http://Dcskate7@yahoo.com Christian

      That’s actually not a bad idea! I have the machinery for that to. Cause I have to print out any kind of paper,but what I do is print out like a rubbery stnsil and put it on Pennsylvania blue stone(only rock u can use that really looks awesome) and place the stencil on the rock than I have a sand blaster the o put the rock in, and put my hands through the rubber gloves and blast away until the entire Rock is bladed down below the stensil! Then ur left with a awesome rock with any imagine of ur choice raised. They sell like hot cakes!

  • Larry CT

    Id def buy 1 that’s sum thing apple should take highly into consideration as a memorial

  • http://Dcskate7@yahoo.com Christian

    What?!?!?! you guys are crazy! I bought 3 of these!! 2 for my iPhone 4′s and one for my iPhone 4s!! This is a very unique, creative and thoughtful piece that this youg man made! Especially how he created it to look ike the apple and then look at it longer and u see his face out lined incorporated into the apple and his head is the black/white part of the phone! I think it’s brilliant! And the name as well as the D O B! Wait until that bad boy lights up like all the laptop apples do and my phone is one of a kind!! The price isn’t bad either considering how much cases go for, pus it keeps ur stock back plat mint and percet looking!!!

    • Roger S

      Why do u have 3 iPhones??

      • MrA

        I also have 3 iPhones, solves the battery problem.

  • soccerkrzy

    Last time I bought a novelty backplate, it messed up the camera’s flash from reflection into the lens. Wouldn’t try it again because of that issue.

  • daMan

    They should make something like that for the iPad, iPod, and MacBook.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angel-YoDuh-Castillo/674406718 sOleFresh

    they are up on ebay; seen them a couple days ago.theres actually a couple versions there

  • 1337inside

    I plan to change my iPhone 4 front and back frames with middle plate as i scratched it a lot, think i will buy this one for back, it is awesome!

  • maxx

    did order one 3 days ago. cant wait til it is here !

  • Eric

    Just bought one for my white iPhone 4 hope it is as good as it looks.

  • Fred

    Really people… this is getting stupid. You have to buy up everything new for your iPhone. This screen is not even OEM material, it will make you phone thicker….

    STEVE JOBS WOULDNT LIKE IT!

    • 1337inside

      Well, you see, at least here in Croatia as far as i know, even if i go to store where i bough iPhone and ask them to replace me frames, screen and so on, they won’t, why? They don’t repair iPhone’s, you can only buy a new one, so… i will satisfy myself with a 120€ screen from ebay, can’t be that bad for such money

  • wtf

    get a life

  • Francesco

    Actually this shit is nice as hell and I actually bought it for ma iPhone 4S black :) now just waiting for it to arrive :)

  • fdxgncgfn

    Today..Apple sues man for the new mod
    Tomorrow…Apple releases special edition Steve Tribute iPhone 4Steve.

  • DebTym

    In our country they sell cases like that, a hard case, not a back panel though and it costs for $5 i think..and its available in different colors.^^

    • http://www.itsmyphone.co Aegides

      +1

  • Anony

    Looks like Steve Jobs tomb… =_=

  • http://yash1229.wordpress.com Yash Bhatia

    Fanboys.

  • Ins0mniac

    As much as I thought Steve was the man and love his products, I think there’s only fitting tribute that we would all love to see on our iDevices right now: A newly uncovered bootrom exploit for all devices on iOS 5, leading to an immediate untethetered jailbreak of all devices on iOS 5x. Oh and maybe throw in a 100% functional port of Siri to the iPhone 4 and iPad2 ;-)

    • http://kolwin682gmail.com Kolwin

      Siri