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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. Gom33's Avatar
      Gom33 -
      anyone know where i can get the back plate? my wife wanted the white one also but was put off with the front face being all white. would like to get this done for her. thanks in advance
    1. gbarielmoreno's Avatar
      gbarielmoreno -
      walk around with a white iPhone and black button. That's like wearing bootleg jordans
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      I wonder if I could have my machine shop mill a back plate out of aluminum and then laser engrave it with all the cool apple writing!
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eninety2 View Post
      @kartracer

      If you depend that much on a one year warranty then you have no business buying s $700 dollar iPhone. If you are that scared that something will happen to it, then go buy a razor. That's what happens when you live beyond your means.
      And you have no business telling other people what they should or shouldn't buy. What is wrong with depending on a warranty? I don't see how relying on a warranty to fix problems with something you bought is 'living beyond your means'. If I bought something and it screwed up and I can't afford to buy another one I should just not buy it? Should that count towards everything in life? Like a car? Or a TV? Or a computer? Are you retarded? You sure seem like it. If my iPhone had a hardware failure two years from now I shouldn't have bought the phone in the first place? What a stupid way to think. Please keep your ignorant opinions about others wealth and buying decisions to yourself, because it's none of your business and being a bigot about a nation based on your own views is ignorant.

      And 'American way of life'? HA. Shows you are either prejudiced or you don't pay attention to the world around you. I'll just chalk it up to you being an ignorant fool.
    1. sugebay's Avatar
      sugebay -
      Quote Originally Posted by westerman View Post
      Now that the back is glass I really want just a plan clear one so u could see the inside for a techy look.
      It would be nice to see a clear back
    1. BlackG35's Avatar
      BlackG35 -
      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUD8c5_hBWE]YouTube - CC Reveal[/ame]
    1. pumperx's Avatar
      pumperx -
      Quote Originally Posted by CTDavis View Post
      To answer my own question: 800.00 Chinese yuan = 117.8016 U.S. dollars

      Was hoping it it would be closer to $50, oh well.
      I can read chinese. It actually says 800 for black and 1250 for white!! So you are looking at $184 for a white back cover. That's kind of pricey my friend...
    1. ehren88888's Avatar
      ehren88888 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pumperx View Post
      I can read chinese. It actually says 800 for black and 1250 for white!! So you are looking at $184 for a white back cover. That's kind of pricey my friend...
      if he has the money who cares!!!!!!!!!!
    1. TheiPhone911's Avatar
      TheiPhone911 -
      Guys the back covers are around $10 for black or white from CHINA!! that's what they were offering me to buy them in the beginning.. The problem is, you need to order in bulk unless you dealt with them before. I'll post whenever I have the good and "original" back covers. AND YES the phone is back to original parts like it was never even opened!
    1. pumperx's Avatar
      pumperx -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheiPhone911 View Post
      Guys the back covers are around $10 for black or white from CHINA!! that's what they were offering me to buy them in the beginning.. The problem is, you need to order in bulk unless you dealt with them before. I'll post whenever I have the good and "original" back covers. AND YES the phone is back to original parts like it was never even opened!
      Maybe we can all chip in so that we can buy in bulk? count me in!
    1. joe97's Avatar
      joe97 -
      I'm in if we can get something set up--
    1. iPhoenix3g's Avatar
      iPhoenix3g -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Congrats iphone911 on voiding your one year warranty on a device that was rushed into production and plagued with problems.
      You are always so negative, are you Steve Jobs in disguise? Trying to take back some control over your/his iDevice/s? Just relax let people have fun their own device.

      The moral of all this is relax if he voids his warranty it's his own fault and I'm sure he knows this.

      And to TheiPhone911 it looks awesome, if I had the balls I would try this myself lol.
    1. Srbin's Avatar
      Srbin -
      i could never destroy my iphone to make it white. id rather buy white than be sorry i tried something and didnt succeed =P
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I am amazed at how personally you all took that comment. The point is that the iPhone4 was made poorly and we who have one should keep the warranty in tact so apple can replace these devices within the next year. I have already had my personal phone replaced three times and my employees have all gone through one or two themselves. Anyone who knows me knows that we have the ability to change the housing and display on any of the new devices without a hitch. The point is that doing a housing swap this early in the game on this device is reckless to say the least.
      Those numbers in such a small group are astounding.
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      I wud loge a chrome backplate ;p I'd hav got a White one but it does look appealing only for a grw mins prolly get stale on my eyes having a white one now I'll go for the black i4 the mount they announce it here
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      On apple store online it says that the white iPhone is available online and to pick up at apple store right now, is that true?
    1. GranDaddyPurp's Avatar
      GranDaddyPurp -
      i would probably do it but the black home button throws it off

      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      On apple store online it says that the white iPhone is available online and to pick up at apple store right now, is that true?
      No. I just checked on Apple.com and it still says unavailable.
    1. xyx's Avatar
      xyx -
      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      On apple store online it says that the white iPhone is available online and to pick up at apple store right now, is that true?
      why lie?
    1. Sidjohnsonnn's Avatar
      Sidjohnsonnn -
      your making want the white one now, damn you modmyi lol. nicee phone though
    1. annihil8tion's Avatar
      annihil8tion -
      Quote Originally Posted by M4tt Dam0n View Post
      Omg aluminum color would be awesome!!! Just like macbooks. +1!!
      +1!!! MacBook Pro aluminum back and front.. my lord