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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. trigun989's Avatar
      trigun989 -
      i bought a white front and back casing off ebay for 80$. looks perfect.
    1. thedanny1573's Avatar
      thedanny1573 -
      @asma123 u cnt see that part of the phone what do you mean when u say the headphone jack????
    1. thedanny1573's Avatar
      thedanny1573 -
      @ideadman looks real nice !! nice work too Did u do it ur self ??
    1. Patato22's Avatar
      Patato22 -
      This white back and from white part are from ( zeetron ) its not the real white iphone this is a fake post.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Oh my god. Seriously people? It's a different color phone. A white phone. WHO CARES!!??!! Only Apple fanboys would generate so much hype over a white phone.
    1. iDeadman's Avatar
      iDeadman -
      @danny. Thanks! I sent it out for conversion at iresq.com. They do an amazing job with real OEM parts. It seems costly at first but if you have a perfect iPhone 4 they will bring the price down for an exchange of pieces. All in all I spent $90 for the complete conversion.
      @Rico. Of course a fanboy would make this a big deal lol this is a site dedicated to modding APPLE products right?
    1. xgus69's Avatar
      xgus69 -
      my neighbor has a white iphone 4...
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by iDeadman View Post
      @Rico. Of course a fanboy would make this a big deal lol this is a site dedicated to modding APPLE products right?

      Right. And there are tons of conversions already done that look exactly like this one. This phone hasn't even been confirmed to be real or fake. So no big deal. White iPhone 4 is yesterday's news.
    1. rackstar's Avatar
      rackstar -
      Looks like colorware to me!
    1. CoryM's Avatar
      CoryM -
      i do hair at a high end salon in LA and one of my higher profile clients came in and had one, i just thought they had started selling them already :-\
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      Wow another fail modmyi news posting, obviously its not out yet, the picture taken was a modded iphone, you can search on google and find it just as easy. FAIL!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Well, I love white iPhones. I waited this long, I can wait a bit more.