Retro-Inspired iPhone 7 Case is a Playful Throwback to 1980s Technology

retro iphone 7 plus

Nostalgia in technology might seem strange, but the relaunch of the iconic Nokia 3310 is proving that there’s a market for people who want to relive the “simpler” days of phones and computers. Hearkening all the way back to the 1980s, custom-painting company ColorWare has created a retro iPhone 7 Plus. If you ever used a computer during this time, you'll recognize its distinct look and feel.

Aptly called the Retro Edition, this throwback design features an “‘80s electronic” beige-colored case with the now-classic rainbow Apple logo. In addition, there are dark beige edge strips that mimic the vents you’d see on older machines. ColorWare’s handiwork is a playful way to merge yesteryear with sleek technology, because beyond the vintage-inspired shell is the latest unlocked iPhone with all its bells and whistles.

This isn’t the first time that ColorWare has added a retro touch to Apple products. They’ve previously decorated laptops, the iMac, and the iPhone 6S with this same aesthetic. But having this custom treatment comes at a premium—at $1,899, it’s almost twice as much as the iPhone 7 Plus itself.

Custom painters ColorWare made a retro iPhone 7 Plus—it's like you've time traveled back to the 1980s!

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All images via ColorWare.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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