Perhaps the only reason you have yet to buy an iPhone 5 is because it is only available in black or white, right? Well, if the case is such, you no longer have to wait.
Colorware can now “paint” your iPhone 5 according to your unique, individual color palette. Just choose from 46 colors (solid and metal), which can be applied to the back panel and frame, the top back panel, bottom back panel, front button and SIM card tray. Sadly the price is $1,700, an absurd amount of money to pay for a smartphone. Nevertheless, it includes a 64GB iPhone 5 off contract. By our calculations that’s a $950 paint job, a hefty price to pay for individualism.
Historically speaking Colorware has allowed customers to send in their own handset or product, which in turn lowers the cost (if you got it on contract). Unfortunately, that option is currently unavailable, and we don’t know if it will ever be. Provided you order a Colorware iPhone 5 today, it will ship in 5 weeks.