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Sunday, September 4, 2011

diy: cut and fold paper iphone

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apple’s (announced yesterday) will truly be a world changing device. i expect these will be more prevalent than the ipod itself. but who can wait until june? not me. using the images and information on apple’s website i’ve made my own for the time being, and so can you. cool? sure feels like it!

**here’s the pdf layout and instruction sheet to cut and fold your own iphone (pdf)**

as usual, we’re posting an illustrator-editable version (pdf, 1.1mb) if you want to make changes/improvements. send them our way and we’ll share with everyone.

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check these adorable cuties who made an animated gif of themselves holding our paper iphone!

two other sneakmove ipod projects:
• cool contest! iphone ringtone beat-making challenge. (UPDATE: here are the winners — some great mixes made!)

• diy cut-and-fold ipod nano case.

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    • Anonymous said,

      no way!! this is great.

    • master, master, master of boners, i'm pulling your boner said,

      i, too, love this.

    • Anonymous said,

      Someone has too much time on their hands (me, I’m making mine tonight!)

    • gary tijuana said,

      Gizmodo also has a good looking papercraft iPhone too–great minds think alike

    • DucSloerie said,

      Wow, great fun…

      Here is me with my iPhone:

    • annoir said,

      I seriously need a life, because I just spent time at work making this and I am so proud of myself :-)

    • Anonymous said,

      I think Apple should give these away at the Apple stores…lk

    • Anonymous said,

      Thank you…I think I can survive until June now. I am going to show it off to my co-workers!!

    • manxmatty said,

      I can’t see the iPhone selling at all in Europe, it’s overhyped and overpriced.
      It doesn’t offer anything new in terms of it’s technical abilities, the only thing that separates it from a modern smartphone is the user interface, you can even run voip software on smartphones.

      Nice looking idea, but too little, too late!

    • Anonymous said,

      Here is my own iPhone version.

      Saludos desde México

    • Anonymous said,

      I can’t wait to show off my new iPhone.

    • Anonymous said,

      what do you fill it up with? i tried it with paper, but cannot cet curved corners. yes… i know, this is sort of a stupid question, but i cannot figure it out.

    • Anonymous said,

      I wonder how long it will take before these land on .. hahah

    • Anonymous said,

      this is so stupid, i built it and it doesn’t even work. worthless!

    • Anonymous said,

      thanks that is sweet.

    • Anonymous said,

      Wow, this isn’t stupid! It’s cool and fun!
      Why would you down something that is meant in fun. I am going to print mine out on HP photo paper. It will look shiny and a little more sturdy. I may try to find some Mat board or card board to build inside.

      thanks for this fun conversation peace.

    • Anonymous said,

      I’m going to make one of these and put a big goatse image on it. All the apple fanboys will want to look at it, but then they’ll have to look at goatse! Muahahaha!

    • freddyboy said,

      [manxmatty, 1/12/2007 04:31:16 PM] “the only thing that separates it from a modern smartphone is the user interface”

      isn’t the user interface exactly what a modern smartphone is all about and where all others have failed? (and that includes the newton…)

    • Anonymous said,

      I think I’ll make one of these and put my really basic Nokia inside…

    • Anonymous said,

      What this templates makes quite clear is how huge this thing is. I mean, this is not a phone, it’s a small laptop computer. And the battery won’t be user replaceable. A basic rule of design is that “form follows function”: small size, small weight, and battery life are vital functions for a mobile phone. I expected Apple to introduce an iPod Nano with GSM capabilities and a replaceable battery – somewhat larger and heavier than a Nano, but not by much. The iPhone is a huge disappointment.

    • primordial said,

      [freddyboy 1/23/2007 03:45:36 AM]
      “isn’t the user interface exactly what a modern smartphone is all about”

      Amen! We’ll have to see if the actual device lives up to the hype, but if it does, it looks like a big win for Apple (people complaining about the price also probably thought no one would buy a $400 iPod. And we can see how *that’s* worked out!)

      “…and where all others have failed? (and that includes the newton…)”

      Well, here I must beg to differ. By the time SJ returned to Apple, the Newton product line had overcome early marketing goofs, was generating significant revenue, gaining market share and was expected to pay back initial R&D costs within three years (pretty typical for new consumer electronics platforms). Newton Inc. had been rolled out as a distinct subsidiary – but Jobs reacted emotionally to a project he perceived (incorrectly imo) as the brain-child of his predecessor – and killed it. Apple lost a many outstanding employees and a great deal of developer good will with that move.

      The iPhone interface is basically what the Newton would have looked like had it been allowed to continue. Gestures, virtual keys, seamless transfer of info between app/tasks – all these were essential elements of the Newton UI.

    • Anonymous said,

      hahaha no way “remember–this paper iphone
      does not actually function.”

    • Carlos said,

      You are AWESOME!!!

    • xVoLAnD said,

      Funny!!! =)))

    • Anonymous said,

      This eBay Paper cardboard iPhone has been removed from ebay listings!
      My friend was the hightest bidder at $165 (Dumb-ass) till APPLE INC got hold of this info/auction and asked the seller to cancel his item!
      If it wasnt for your posting of this fake phone I would have never seen it and in turn find out that my friend was the current high bidder on it!

      He really believed it was a real deal—wow!

      Thanks for posting this information!

    • Bob Funk said,

      Realizing the the battery is not user replaceable to me, seems like planned Obsolescence. By the time the battery fails there will be yet another model with more features and capabilities. I have not had a cellphone yet that has lasted more than two years without something going wrong with it much less the battery. Lets just hope we can solve the diposal problem. Where will all the gadgets we produce end up? Lets develop recyling techniques as quikly as cell phone technology!

    • ewee said,

      omg. i love you. this rocks. i’m so making them for all my friends! we’ll be so cool!

    • free ps3 said,

      hhhh…very professionally done!

    • Anonymous said,

      Hey your paper iPhone made it into Jay Leno’s show (the September 12, 2007 one). Well done!

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    • Anonymous said,

      you guys r simply sad

    • Anonymous said,

      Better than a real one.

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    • Joey said,

      Thats perfect!!!!!

      I can use that as my MP3 player’s case!

    • said,

      [...] Aside from one aspect: I did have more work to do. And that meant less time for Social Networking. Somehow, though, I still found the time. In fact, there were days I had nothing to do but read Gizmodo and StyleFORVM and create papercraft iPhones. [...]

    • said,

      [...] Re: Steve Jobs Introduces the iPhone on Mad TV James T. Kirk

    • spongebob da bomb said,

      Man dis is da bomb like tic tic, hah my friend gotta a iphone and i luv unlockin it lol cya

    • said,

      [...] PDF and Illustrator templates can be found here. [...]

    • said,

      [...] diy: cut and fold paper iphone [...]

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      [...] Fuente: SneakMove [...]

    • said,

      @bereninga you can print your phone –

    • said,

      Fun project I designed a few years ago – still awesome! RT @tofu1080: @bereninga you can print your iPhone –

    • said,

      #iphone zum selber bauen

    • said,

      @dkernohan Make this, wrap it around your HTC –

    • said,

      @arunbasillal Here's one for you lol

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