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Guy Creates iPhone from Scratch, Even Better than the Real Thing

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Click to viewIt may look, feel, shine and even taste like an iPhone. But believe it or not, this is not an iPhone. As you can see in the step-by-step gallery, a guy —frustrated by the fact that the JesusPhone is not available in Japan— hand-made his own from scratch. Sure it doesn't work, but it's exactly like the real thing. In fact, it's even better.

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It's better because the back is made of aluminum, unlike the iPhone, which is made of some kind of plastic material that looks like metal [UPDATE: we trusted MAKE's Phil Torrone and his expert knowledge on laser etching and materials. Apple confirmed that it's aluminum, but Phil says it might have a plastic coating.] Of course, the fact that it doesn't work makes this whole point moot. And on top of that, he won't be able to unlock it, hack it or install the iPhone NES emulator.

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However, at least this extreme fan got what he said he wanted: to be able to hold it himself. And probably fondle it, lick it, pants it and do unspeakable things with it.

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One thing is for sure: the mock-up is so perfectly identical to the real one that at least Aoshima-san probably would be able to replace the back of his iPhone when he finally gets one. [Aoshima]

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@RemyRed: I think that maybe the phone isn't the only thing that's empty inside.

@Pretty much everyone else: You Tube is missing and the carrier says Cingular, because the guy is clearly using screenshots from the initial product announcement. He might even have used one of those Paper iPhones that BLam had for the screen image.