Any way to change black iPhone 5 to white?

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  1. britneyfan macrumors 6502

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    I searched and searched and it doesn't seem possible considering the parts.

    I saw the white today and I fell in LOVE with it. Perhaps too much in love.

    any options for me besides selling?
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  3. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    1. go home depot buy white paint
    2. dip it in the white paint
    3. profit

    btw: white > black
     
  4. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you trade up?
    Is there anyway to trade it through a company, not 3rd party?
     
  5. syd430 Guest

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    The black one looks objectively better. You don't want a white iphone, you just think you do.
     
  6. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think it's the springtime coming that makes me want white for some reason. I had a white 4s and I loved it, but I wanted a change for this one.

    Now I want the white back! :p
     
  7. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Five replies and no "once you go black, you don't go back" joke has been made yet?
     
  8. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Either sell and re-buy, or look on CL for someone looking to trade for a black one.

    It should be fairly easy to find someone willing to trade. Is ur current phone mint?
     
  9. mapledress macrumors regular

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    Just try to sell it on ebay and re-buy one. Or if your friends have a white one and would like to trade with you. Or if you have enough money, just buy another white one. :)
     
  10. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    https://mendmyi.com/colourlab-v2/iphone/iphone-5/
     
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  14. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    It would be far less hassle in selling on CL/eBay or offering a trade on CL then tracking down the parts and rebuilding the phone.
     
  15. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    So when Fall comes you can want the black one again? Not sure why Apple would keep giving you new phones for your used ones, doesn't make sense in any way.
     
  16. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    What will you do if Apple ever introduced several colours for their iPhone range ?


    :rolleyes:
     
  17. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Where does he say he wants Apple to swap it?
     
  18. Adava macrumors member

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  19. Beenblacklisted macrumors 6502

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    white is for females, black for males. and yes it is quite simple, the front face and rear covers are removable takes about one hour, many mnay instructional videos on youtube. parts themself are available on ebay im sure, but there are companies offering replacement parts, tutorials are on youtube, watch them carefully and have proper tools, its not impossible.
     
  20. Luis2004 macrumors 6502a

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    This is in the top 5 of dumbest things I've ever read on these forums and believe me, that's saying a lot.

    :rolleyes:
     
  21. simply stunning macrumors regular

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  22. Chris092881 macrumors 6502

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    The one with the Kit Kat had me dying! lol
     
  23. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    By far one of the dumbest things ever.
    Especially being that I have the white and my girlfriend has the black, perfectly makes sense! Haha
     
  24. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    Every person who I have ever known who has has an iPhone has had a white one. All of them were guys. I had one black iPhone which was a 4 and hated it because it showed smudges more than the white one did.
     

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