When Apple unveiled its new iPhone 7 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition with vibrant red aluminum finish, some people who have been expecting an all-black front face, like yours truly, were left disappointed.

I’ll be the first to admit that a red iPhone with a black screen would look way better than the white bezel.

YouTuber Danny Winget aka JerryRigEerything took it upon himself to build his own Frankenstein red iPhone with a black bezel using a full screen replacement, and the results look fantastic.

Danny provides step-by-step instructions for those who’d build their own black screen (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7. Give it a quick watch below before you hit us in comments.

“You will lose the water resistance if you do it yourself,” he noted.

The only problem is the white Home button on the red iPhone. That’s because Apple for security reasons doesn’t allow Home button swaps, but it’s pretty simple to cover up with a skin or sticker, as Danny himself notes.

Will Apple offer this version in the future, do you think?

Source: JerryRigEerything

  • Agneev

    […] but it’s pretty simple to cover up with a skin or sticker, as Danny himself notes […]

    How the heck are you gonna use Touch ID then?

    • Valinor

      I think with some stickers it still works. Wont be as precise, but it does work.

      • Blacklight: Retribution

        not worth swapping out the front then.

    • 5723alex .

      The Touch ID isn’t covered and remains white. Every screen protector doesn’t cover the Touch ID button.

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    Looks really ugly with that white home button

  • Natalie

    Or since you’re already taking the phone apart, just swap the internals and screen into the red housing?

    • techfreak23

      He just used a screen replacement that he bought, not from a full phone. He would have to buy a second iPhone to do that… but yeah you could do that if the white home button bothered you. You could then put the other one back together and sell it. It would be white and black though…

  • pnh

    Put this at the top of the list of “First World Problems”.

  • Jose Rivera

    EverythingApplePro did the same thing almost right after it was released… Technically he was the first one to do this and he even had the battery stickers and the water resistant seal that goes back around the screen to seal it shut…

  • malhal

    There was another guy that made a video before this one and he done it with a black home button.

    • techfreak23

      Either he disabled his Touch ID by doing so or he ripped the internal components from a black phone.

  • Johnny

    Its just an appleproduct.
    Nothing special at all.
    U can send sms/mms
    Call someone or recive a call.
    U can get/send email on it.
    Maybe surf a little.
    Thats it

    • Anonymouse

      You can also read stupid comments on it 🙂

  • Jason

    Jerryrigeverything is a joke he couldve just bought or have his old iphone 7 swap logic boards and home buttons to make it work and impress everyone if he was that smart but no he gives bad advice to noobs out there.

    • Shinonuke

      He mentioned that in the video. For a lot of people without technical experiences, swapping out he logic board is risky

  • Rodney Coleman

    This is nothing new…. anyone can do this