Sep 17 AT 4:04 PM Alex Wagner 5 Comments

OnePlus One decides to kill StyleSwap cover production as a result of technical issues

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The OnePlus One has had a bit of a rocky life. After leaking out several times before its official debut, OnePlus has been responsible for some questionable promotions, and many folks that want to buy a unit haven’t been able to because of the invitation-based buying system. Unfortunately for OnePlus, that rockiness continues today.

OnePlus has revealed that it’s stopping production of the StyleSwap covers that it announced in July. The company explains that it’s had some “technical difficulties” during production of the covers that’s resulted in a low yield of acceptable parts. Additionally, a poor cover removal process makes swapping covers difficult and could damage either the phone or battery.

Not all hope is lost for StyleSwap covers, as OnePlus says that it’s “looking into the possibility” of offering limited edition denim and Kevlar-backed OnePlus One units. For now, OnePlus does have a limited number of acceptable bamboo StyleSwap covers that it plans to sell. The company has previously said that the bamboo StyleSwap cover would be priced at $49.

OnePlus says that it’s learned from this process and that it knows how to avoid this problem with the “OnePlus 2.” For now, though, it looks like you’ll be stuck with a white or black-backed OnePlus One unless you’re lucky enough to snag a one of the “small number” of bamboo backs that’ll be sold.

Via: Droid-Life

Source: OnePlus

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  • Dave

    I’m happy that I decided to not got with the OnePlus One and opted to just wait for the 2nd Gen Moto X. I heard the OnePlus One is a great device, but due to how the company was handling this, lack of insurance, oversea transaction, and the lack of accessories available and what not, I declined invitations. Now, I don’t feel bad that I did.

  • oki

    pretty sure Nokia made removable backs all the way back in 2000. find it hard to believe that 14yrs later OnePlus can’t manage it

  • vasilis

    Original Bamboo StyleSwap Cover For OnePlus One is available to buy in opneplus.eu
    It have NFC contacts,antenna and Sim-card Tray inside the bamboo cover

  • vasilis

    Original Bamboo StyleSwap Cover For OnePlus One is available to buy in opneplus.eu
    It have NFC contacts,antenna and Sim-card Tray inside the bamboo cover

  • vasilis

    No need invite to buy the Original Bamboo StyleSwap Cover in oneplus.eu