There has been controversy brewing in the iPhone world in the past couple of days with the emergence of photos of a titanium iPhone. A device that looks so cool that many wrote it off a myth and a fake. Let’s face it. In today’s iPhone world, a titanium model sounds as believable as nessie monster. Of course, in this case there is video. Before you lose your cool, know that there is no official titanium iPhone. Not one you can buy online or from a niche store.
The one discussed on iPhone blogs for the past few days is a modified version of a regular iPhone. The back is built out of an titanium alloy that passes through RF waves and doesn’t hinder your ability to make calls from your iPhone. Martin Schrotz posted about his device in a popular forum but of course needed to provide video to make his story provable:
Basically I designed a new back cover for the 3GS. I had the original cover measured digitally, and I then started to draw the new cover in CAD. It’s made out of a special titanium alloy that is RF transparent. I had tried aluminum but that was a complete disaster.
So what’s the moral of story here? Either Martin is good at exaggerating his story or he has completed a cool project with his iPhone. Gizmodo certainly doesn’t buy it:
there is not such a thing as a special titanium alloy that is RF transparent. Sadly, the alleged alloy simply doesn’t exist. And if it does, you would only find it at Boeing or Lockheed Martin’s secret development facilities. Or Area 51.
I agree that the case is real. After all, there is so much you can fabricate in a video demonstration. However, it’s tough to say what it’s made of. What I like about this story is the fact that you can get some of the top blogs in the world talking about you by making cool modifications to your Apple product. If I were Martin, I would write an e-book on how to do certain things with iPhone and put it on a website these top sites could link to. There is no reason he shouldn’t capitalize on all his publicity.
Your take: what do you think the case is made out of?
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