If Japanese iPhone 5C owners are feeling a little bit left out due to the immense popularity of the official gold iPhone 5S version, they should not fret – Japan’s custom shops are in full swing already to be able to give you gold and silver colors on your “budget” iPhone. As Apple continues to kick Samsung’s behind in Japan due to an immense rise in the iconic smartphone’s popularity, iPhone 5C owners might want to look into Keitai Paradise to glitz up their phone’s already colorful covers.
What you are seeing in the images are not official iPhone 5C versions, but custom covers that will cost you around US$200 (over 20,000 yen) to get your budget iPhone looking glamorous – the gold and silver custom covers are admittedly fab to look at. And as the iPhone 5C’s back cover is not technically a replaceable part, SlashGear recommends that you send your smartphone over to the custom shops to have work done on them lest you screw up a perfectly good iPhone. We know that Apple will never put out such glamorous looking covers for the iPhone 5C, and so we understand how their owners might be looking for ways to feel a little better about their phones – remember that they’re practically just iPhone 5’s dressed in colorful plastic.
If you are of the older generation – specifically the iPhone 4 and the 4s — do not fret. The custom shops also have wonderful custom back cover creations for you as well. This same group also makes awesome LED-backlit iPhone 4/4S custom covers for the masses. You can actually go so far as to get an iPhone 4S back cover with a massive “5″ engraved in it (although we ask, why?). Those looking for a retro look can get the classic rainbow Apple logo.