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    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. bmx1's Avatar
      bmx1 -
      ^^^^ i like ur fone
    1. Christian Bale's Avatar
      Christian Bale -
      This article fails so much. Anyone can buy the parts and mod their phones.
    1. A_SWELLGUY's Avatar
      A_SWELLGUY -
      Some one has to fill the Modmi news feed.... ha ha ha
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by westerman View Post
      wrong thread

      go to user cp
      I know it's the wrong thread! I just want to have a picture too. User cp?

      Sent from my iPhone 4 using ModMyi
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      If you know it's wrong then why do it? When you post your question is the right section I will give u better instructions

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Christian Bale View Post
      This article fails so much. Anyone can buy the parts and mod their phones.

    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Probably a convert and also Black is the new black??, there was a time when White iPod's looked nice but black just looks better, PS3, iPhone, iPod etc

      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      I know it's the wrong thread! I just want to have a picture too. User cp?

      Sent from my iPhone 4 using ModMyi

      Lol soo of topic but same with me, I want an avatar, everytime I put an avatar, nothing appears but a blank box so I gave up :
    1. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      why would any1 want these? they have had too many "problems"
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Still like the black better
    1. Quaddy's Avatar
      Quaddy -
      makes me laugh a little, that if apple is such a perfectionist about their items, that they withold units because of a slight aesthetic variation, yet let many, many units go out with actual quasi?-hardware issues, antenna, yellow screens etc.

      you might think it should have been the opposite way round over at O.I.L!
    1. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      Quote Originally Posted by sucram6791 View Post
      why would any1 want these? they have had too many "problems"
      I've had little to no problems with mine and I got it the day it came out. No case for it or anything.

      I don't know how nice white would look, but as for the actual phone, it functions very well
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Make something "rare" and people will line up in droves for it. Pretty ridiculous that we are getting this excited over the color of the glass on our phones. Who cares what it can do anymore. All that matters is what color it is!
    1. gthugballin's Avatar
      gthugballin -
      did you guys know the white iphone has a 1.2ghz processor with 1024mb of ram and 500gb SSHDD?

      thats why the white one is so amazing.
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      How do yall know that he didnt just make it a white iphone. There are kits, and Engadget did a post some time ago about making themselves a white iphone.
    1. Jdbwood's Avatar
      Jdbwood -
      That's a fake I saw a ton of them already with the eBay white parts
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      Wow, pure stupidity, it has the stupid sensor up at the top you can SEE, its an ebay special...
    1. didithu's Avatar
      didithu -
      Discuss white IP or black IP, like ...I'd rather like the blonds than.... But it's the same sh** but different colors, isn't it? No big deal really.
    1. bigbodybenz's Avatar
      bigbodybenz -
      You wrote the same comment on clarified.com under the name "yo motha" good job
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      The owner in the picture must not have the antennae gate issue to be running around without protection on a 'rare' white iPhone
    1. iDeadman's Avatar
      iDeadman -
      White iphones out in the wild is no big deal anymore because conversions. Mine's looks like it came straight from apple.

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