Don't miss the latest stories
Apple User Fakes $999 iPhone 11 Pro From An Older iPhone With Convincing $2 Hack
By Mikelle Leow, 06 Nov 2019
Image via NYC Russ / Shutterstock.com
Many Apple users buy the iPhone 11 Pro mainly for its camera. Some others make the upgrade to look good because of its perceived luxury.
For these status symbol seekers, Apple smartly tweaked the design of the iPhone 11 Pro so that they’ll covet it more. The Apple logo at the back, for instance, has been shifted to the center of the rear.
However, most people identify the model by glancing at the iPhone’s camera system. This year’s flagship Apple smartphone arrives with a triple configuration of wide angle, telephoto and ultra wide angle lenses; that’s one lens more than that of 2018’s iPhone XS.
If you’re currently saving up for the iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, there’s a cheap getaround to “owning” the new iPhone in the meantime. A viral hack by TikTok user digital_buyer shows the uploader applying a convincing sticker onto the rear of an older model, turning it into a pseudo iPhone 11 Pro in seconds.
The adhesive film mimics the square configuration of the phone’s rear camera, making the older iPhone appear just like Apple’s 2019 handset to unsuspecting onlookers.
Image via Amazon
Since the iPhone 11 Pro shares about the same dimensions as 2017’s iPhone X and 2018’s iPhone XS, the user then snaps a believable cover over the older phone, complete with the Apple logo right smack in the middle.
The “triple-lens” stickers are available online for cheap.
On Amazon, for example, the attachment can be purchased at just US$2.29, is compatible with iPhones X, XS and XS Max and is available in colors matching the iPhone’s black, gold and silver finishes.
This particular sticker is made from tempered glass and hard aluminum alloy to supposedly protect the area “from scratches or accidental drops,” and promises to make your older iPhone look like the iPhone 11 Pro “in one second.”
Just cross your fingers that your friends won’t ask to take pictures with your iPhone because they think its camera is superior.
Image via Amazon
[via Business Insider, videos via digital_buyer, cover image via NYC Russ / Shutterstock.com]
More related news
Also check out these recent news