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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. mg855n's Avatar
      mg855n -
      so my question is how did you guys glue back the lcd for the white front?
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      No guts here. I prefer the black though. And what's that extra opening over the earpiece? It's on the white i4 only. Maybe melech would be willing to do this for all the people not willing to do themselves [plug]
    1. Answer1o1's Avatar
      Answer1o1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pumperx View Post
      Maybe we can all chip in so that we can buy in bulk? count me in!
      Id be down for a group buy on the white back pieces only. Count me in! But they need to put the chrome trim around the camera/flash.
    1. ErikiPhone's Avatar
      ErikiPhone -
      Awesome idea! However I suggest they should have a broader color range to go beyond Apple limits!)
      and I don't think I have guts for that...
    1. Answer1o1's Avatar
      Answer1o1 -
      Wine Red glass with Chrome words/logo and Camera/Flash Trim would be niccee!
    1. ErikiPhone's Avatar
      ErikiPhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Answer1o1 View Post
      Wine Red glass with Chrome words/logo and Camera/Flash Trim would be niccee!
      Hmmm.. You seem to have nice taste)
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I didn't like the white iPhone 3GS. But something about the white iPhone 4 is very catching. Maybe because is glass instead of plastic. I don't have the gut to rip out my iPhone 4.
    1. ErikiPhone's Avatar
      ErikiPhone -
      I think a person has to be brainsick fan (no offense) to do this to brand new iPhone) when you get sick of it within, I don't no, a year, it might be a solution... But now...
    1. Answer1o1's Avatar
      Answer1o1 -
      Id never do the whole swap because it's brand new and there's no point in risking messing it up. But if you know what your doing then there's nothing wrong with that.

      The back piece is simple to swap and i think it would be very cool to be able to swap it to different colors. What if the phone gets scratched or cracked? You'd at least be able to replace the back pretty Glass easily...
    1. KiraXD's Avatar
      KiraXD -
      wanted the white one... but i love piano key glossy black (matches my psp's, ps3's, black DSi, and my new 360 slim)
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      Count me in for a transparent back and wine red / chrome front. transparent front would be cool too, just for the geekiness of it.
      unklbyl
    1. Taniban's Avatar
      Taniban -
      Wood as a back cover? Have a look at this!

      iPhone 4 Gresso Case Replaces Glass with Wood
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      ^^ That case reminds me of when Bender downgraded to hang with the robots on forgotten robot island.


      I love my white 3GS, but this is FUGLY. The only way this new design is going to look good is BRUSHED METAL.
    1. Taniban's Avatar
      Taniban -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      ^^ That case reminds me of when Bender downgraded to hang with the robots on forgotten robot island.


      I love my white 3GS, but this is FUGLY. The only way this new design is going to look good is BRUSHED METAL.
      I dunno... I think the wood thing has potential eventhough the ones on the link were a tad OTT. Wood is warm to the touch and for every wood back cover has different grains which means no iphone is the same which gives it a 'unique character'.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      ...and what about Apple.inc and Steve Jobs gives you a "Warm feeling" exactly?
    1. 24trepid's Avatar
      24trepid -
      Has anybody seen these white backs ?

      Wonder if they're any good ?

      Original iPhone 4 4G back cover housing glass White - eBay (item 250658590152 end time Jul-29-10 10:47:59 PDT)
    1. ApeTrouers's Avatar
      ApeTrouers -
      This is the cheapest one I found, with everything included in one kit.

      White iPhone 4 Kit - WhiteiPhone4Now.com
    1. kmmxracer's Avatar
      kmmxracer -
      Quote Originally Posted by 24trepid View Post
      Let us know if you order this. Thats a good price. I want to find some cheep black backs and throw some nice paint jobs on them.
    1. talbott's Avatar
      talbott -
      def not worth it
    1. Da Wil-Man's Avatar
      Da Wil-Man -
      Quote Originally Posted by kmmxracer View Post
      Let us know if you order this. Thats a good price. I want to find some cheep black backs and throw some nice paint jobs on them.
      Those back pieces dont have the required hardware to put the screws back in? I dont understand how those work.

      I cant believe the true OEM replacement ones are going for as much as the damn phone almost.