For! A! Limited! Time! iFixit's clear rear panel comes with a bonus kit While! Stocks! Last!
There are many places you can buy replacement back panels for the iPhone 4, but if you buy one from the gadget repair supremos at iFixit you get the added benefit of a comprehensive step-by-step guide showing you how to fit it.
Not that you’ll really need it. The iPhone’s delicate glass rear panel is almost as easy to remove as the battery cover on my piece-of-junk Samsung Beyoncé — the only difference is that you need to remove two screws from the iPhone before the panel will slide off, whereas you need only to drop my phone on the floor and the panel jumps off like a squid tentacle hops from a hot iron frying pan.
The gimmick with iFixit’s panel is that it is transparent, letting you see the workings inside the phone — not that there’s much moving in there.
The panel costs $30, and right now you can get it for the same price as part of a launch-promo bonus kit. Along with the panel you’ll receive an iPhone liberation kit (which swaps the pentalobe screws for regular ones), a Thirsty Bag (for quickly drying out your iPhone after an unscheduled dip) and a screen protector.
The best part? Knowing that you needn’t brave the Genius Bar when you have smashed the back panel in yet again.