The first product developed by Keyway was a real wood replacement back for the iPhone 4 and 4S. This back was installed by removing the glass from the back of the iPhone and replacing it with our aftermarket assembly. The product did well, but the type of person that was comfortable taking their iPhone apart was a very niche market. Despite the limited market, working on the BackBoard allowed us to begin developing all the techniques that we would later need to create the intricate designs that we have now. Check out some of the production processes below:
Once we were comfortable with the basic manufacturing processes for the plain wood backs, it wasn't long before we wanted to expand into more complicated designs. Between engravings, inlays, and new materials we were able to create some really unique custom pieces.