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  • White iPhone Sighted in NYC


    The elusive white iPhone has reportedly been spotted in the wild, and the owner has an explanation for the seemingly interminable delay. In a story that's getting a lot of play despite being more than a little suspicious, Stuart Miles of the British tech blog Pocket-lint saw someone holding a white iPhone a press event in New York City today and took a few covert pictures before approaching the owner. According to the story, the so-called "mystery man" said Apple has boxes of the phones in Cupertino that it's unwilling to sell because the Home button doesn't match the bezel. Asked how he was able to get the phone, the man said that a friend inside "fixed him up" with it.

    The iPhone has been shrouded in mystery since it was first announced. Just days before the iPhone 4 launch, Apple said the white version would be delayed to the second half of July. Then, when that deadline came and went, the company announced that the white iPhones "have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected," and pushed the release off to sometime "later this year." And that's pretty much the last we've heard about the device.

    The sighting was independently reported by two bloggers who attended the event in New York City last night: Pocket-lint's Miles and Sal Cangeloso at Geek.com. Both report the same story, told to them by the phone's owner: the production of white iPhones was halted because the front and back plates, produced by one company, did not match the color and translucency of the Home button which was produced by another company. Rather than let an imperfect product reach the market, Steve Jobs and Apple's quality control pulled the plug on the assembly line. Supposedly, though, the phones are available to those in the know at Apple.

    It's a bit of a fishy story, though given Apple's notoriety for losing track of their iPhones, I guess it doesn't stretch credibility that much. Previously this week, another purported white iPhone saw the light of day when British actor Stephen Fry "accidentally" pulled one from his pocket at the T3 Gadget Awards in London on Monday. Claiming it was "the only white iPhone in Europe," Fry then put the iPhone back in his pocket and took out a Windows Phone 7 smartphone instead.

    Source: Pocket-lint
    This article was originally published in forum thread: White iPhone Sighted in NYC started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 72 Comments
    1. robben10's Avatar
      robben10 -
      He put a white sticker on his black phone :P
    1. steveo1984's Avatar
      steveo1984 -
      I have White dock and headphone socket for mine but didn't fit as look drama to do
    1. jokerg7's Avatar
      jokerg7 -
      i converted my wifes...nothing special
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I have a white iphone 4, my employees all have white iPhone 4's, and our friends do also.

      It is extremely easy to convert any black iPhone 4 to white. The parts are readily available to do so as well.
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I have a white iphone 4, my employees all have white iPhone 4's, and our friends do also.

      It is extremely easy to convert any black iPhone 4 to white. The parts are readily available to do so as well.
      Just curious, for the 3G and 3GS, I had to switch the housing and take apart the entire phone. I know the iP4 you just have to take the back off and switch it, you don't have to disassemble the entire phone. For the front, is it the same as the other iPhones? Just take the screen off, and get a white screen+digitizer and stick the LCD on it? No complete disassembly required right?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Look at the picture of the back of the box it says white 32g iphone 4 looks legit to me WHITE iPHONE 4 - 32GB - BNIB - FIRMWARE 4.1 - JAILBREAK - eBay (item 270649257411 end time Oct-23-10 19:41:52 PDT)

      Quote Originally Posted by Anniex423 View Post
      Just curious, for the 3G and 3GS, I had to switch the housing and take apart the entire phone. I know the iP4 you just have to take the back off and switch it, you don't have to disassemble the entire phone. For the front, is it the same as the other iPhones? Just take the screen off, and get a white screen+digitizer and stick the LCD on it? No complete disassembly required right?
      Wrong the phone has to be completely disassembled to get the front faceplate.
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Ah ok, thanks for clarifying
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      No problem just hit the button
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Done. Sorry I forget to do that lol. Im usually not the one asking questions.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      i like the white back but i keeping the black front on mine the white front is just to much for me so i sorta gave the 3g/3gs look. I ordered my white back last week should get her monday.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      If they're gonna delay it so much, just cancel it
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Can anyone from the forum please tell me how to put a picture on my avatar?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      Can anyone from the forum please tell me how to put a picture on my avatar?
      wrong thread

      go to user cp
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      i got white iphone 4 bc ebay sells parts for u to do it.
    1. salmedina87's Avatar
      salmedina87 -
      My girlfriend just bought her new ip4 after she shattered her screen on her 3gs. We went to the apple store on monday and they were out of 16gb. I asked the apple associate when the white ip4 would be available and he adivsed in december. We then went to at&t and they were also out of 16g ip4's so she ended up buying a 32g. I asked the guy the same thing and he said he was unsure but then said "if i had to take a guess...it would be in early december because i think they might launch it for the holidays as the phone is white"

      dont really see this happening but would be nice to see something different other than a black one all the time.
    1. UiK's Avatar
      UiK -
      The iP4 is the first black iPhone I've bought and tbh I actually prefer it over the white iP4
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Quote Originally Posted by maximvd View Post
      couldn't it be something like this?: Convert iPhone 4 to White
      $249.00 i'll pass hahahahahahahaahahahaha.
    1. chrisrotolo's Avatar
      chrisrotolo -
      Im willing to believe it, but I also believe I could have manually repaired all the home buttons by hand and still sold a few million already, whats taking so long? I like the black i4 much better.
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Had the white back for ahile now. Great quality and was 135 bucks, worth it to me. Looks better than the black back, but I wouldn't want a white front. Looks too much like white furniture, I hate white furniture.