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.