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  • You Could Have A White iPhone 4 But Do You Have the Guts?


    So you want an White iPhone 4, but there are none to be found. You could have a White iPhone 4, but do you have the guts to rip apart your brand new phone? Engadget sure does! They've put together a great set of pictures of their Do It Yourself White iPhone Case. The results are actually incredibly sharp, and looks great.

    Engadget got their hands on a white case manufactured from a Chinese production company, which included a front and back piece.

    we couldn't wait -- having spent 11 hours on the streets waiting for the iPhone 4, it's only natural to give our precious new toy some extra special care. With the help of iFixit's teardown guide, we decided to take the plunge with our steaming hot Chinese delivery -- a white front cover (with a shiny proximity sensor area above the earpiece), a white back cover (with "XXXXX" marked as the model number, ergo a prototype), and a Retina Display unit. Alas, there weren't any white buttons in stock at the time, but let's pretend this black-and-white combo is the new cool.
    So as you can see, they haven't ended up with a pure white iPhone, but rather a hint of black in there, but for many of you that would probably be just fine.

    I'm interested in seeing how many of the members of the MMi community have already done something similar, using iFixit's teardown guide. Maybe some custom painted cases already? Let me know, we'd love to feature someone's DIY guide for their own design/color.

    Source: Engadget




    This article was originally published in forum thread: You Could Have A White iPhone 4 But Do You Have the Guts? started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 106 Comments
    1. iPhoenix3g's Avatar
      iPhoenix3g -
      Wow nice! but the black button is fugly!
    1. Deadfolx's Avatar
      Deadfolx -
      looks amazing. The black button does throw off the legit white look... but i actually like it.
    1. TheiPhone911's Avatar
      TheiPhone911 -
      Changed mine to white was the first thing I did when I brought my iPhone 4 home.
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheiPhone911 View Post
      Changed mine to white was the first thing I did when I brought my iPhone 4 home.
      how?
    1. TheiPhone911's Avatar
      TheiPhone911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rryyddeerr View Post
      how?
      I had parts for iPhone 4 the Friday before it came out. Took the whole phone apart, installed my retina LCD as well as a white front and then assembled the thing back together. Very complicated processes just to replace the screen compared to 3G/3GS.. I guess it's kinda like the 1st iPhone.
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      As soon as parts are easily available I'm changing just the back of mine to white. I wanted white but the white front looks fugly. So when you can get parts I'll have a black front and a white back like I've always had.
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      argghh i want the REAL white iphone 4!!! >:L
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheiPhone911 View Post
      I had parts for iPhone 4 the Friday before it came out. Took the whole phone apart, installed my retina LCD as well as a white front and then assembled the thing back together. Very complicated processes just to replace the screen compared to 3G/3GS.. I guess it's kinda like the 1st iPhone.
      pics or it didn't happen
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      yea i agree with kartracer the front being white is ugly as hell, id rather have a white back and black front. thats only if i decide to change the plate at all.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I like the black phone
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Matthews View Post
      pics or it didn't happen
      ikr...
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      imho - white ones remind me of a "flocked" Christmas tree - you know, when you spray fake snow on a tree. This looks like a flocked iphone. And, I know that is just opening the door for comments...
    1. wrcsti's Avatar
      wrcsti -
      I can't wait for backplates to be made in grey or silver to put it on mine.
    1. Mo Eltinay's Avatar
      Mo Eltinay -
      Can u plz post a link to the site where we can order the spare parts from? Id definately do this to my phone just don't have the parts
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      If I were to do this I would wait until white home buttons are available too because the white front IS fugly with the black button lol
    1. TheiPhone911's Avatar
      TheiPhone911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Matthews View Post
      pics or it didn't happen
      "If you haven't done it, doesnt't mean nobody else did." - Anonymous
    1. TheiPhone911's Avatar
      TheiPhone911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by staterunner180 View Post
      If I were to do this I would wait until white home buttons are available too because the white front IS fugly with the black button lol

      They got the Home buttons in white now.. Gonna order those for my next black to white conversion (:
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheiPhone911 View Post
      "If you haven't done it, doesnt't mean nobody else did." - Anonymous
      ohh damnn, looks nice