iPhone 4 white available anyway?

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  1. rasmusonline macrumors regular

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    So officially the white iPhone 4 is unavailable till spring 2011. But what about all these auctions on eBay with white iPhones in it. See this for example: http://cgi.ebay.com/Iphone-4-32GB-White-/280582133851 There is a white iPhone on it's package so it must be genuine. Where did this guy got these white iPhones? Furthermore a German online shop sells them too for an exorbitant price at 1999 for the 16GB and at 2199 for the 32GB. It says they are sealed and unlocked, but they come with an extra power adaptor.

    I know that Apple recently started to sell them to their staff. But how can a guy get three or more of them? In fact, how can he get them unlocked?
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    More than likely, he just replaced the pieces with OEM parts and resealed them. He may have even placed a white iPhone picture on the box.
     
  3. RobinHo0d macrumors member

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    There are sites that can make your iPhone 4 white.

    lol @ His shipping time. Sounds fishy.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    The Phone may be white, and the box may have an image of a White iPhone, but as soon as you plug it into iTunes its going to show an images of the black iPhone and the phone will not be warrantied by Apple.

    just like appleguy123 said, the parts were changed and the box has more likely been photoshop.
     
  5. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    read his description.

    they are pre orders. He does not officially have them in his hands. I think he was hoping they would be released before christmas.......

     
  6. rasmusonline thread starter macrumors regular

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    That would be a rip-off!

    But check out the other offer then: http://www.notebook.de/apple-iphone-4-g-1381
     
  7. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    That seller is conducting a pre-order, as listed in the description. I would guess that he's taking the money THEN buying the phone. He takes the black phone, makes it into a white phone and then ships it to you.

    Shipping after 30 days of receiving the money gives it away. He doesn't have them in stock.
     
  8. CZK, Oct 31, 2010
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    Its a scam. It is stated that he ships 30 days after payment.

    You can't open a paypal case after 45 days. So when he ships he tells you it will take 15 days.

    Then after 45 days you are f u c k e d
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  9. xenuprime macrumors 6502

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    when did Apple make it official? I mean through an actual statement/press release?
     
  10. Electro Funk, Dec 19, 2010
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    these people are probably buying black iPhones then sending to colorware to have them painted white. hence the 7 year ship time.

    in fact, you can have colorware paint it any color you want... i kind of like the lime green myself!

    http://www.colorwarepc.com/p-236-iphone-4.aspx

    for $250 and your iPhone 4, you can have ANY color you want. Including white.

    if you want to buy it new from colorware and have it painted, it is $1350.00 and ARO 3weeks to ship.
     
  11. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    except they don't do the front...
     
  12. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    hmmm... good point there :eek:

    they will only color the button on the front.
     
  13. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    because they are just covering the outside, so they cant do the front as you wouldn't see the screen, its a ridiculous price to basically achieve the same as sticking a skin on the back, which can be removed if you decide you don't want it there, unlike paint, most of the white iphones on ebay will have had the black parts swapped with White parts from China

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQl7LRl7uB4

    http://www.iresq.com./
     
  14. nexsta macrumors 6502

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    The reason why Apple don't release the white iPhone, they can't match the white tone of the Home button with the of the white body, all the white iPhones you see now have this problem.
     
  15. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    there is no way that, that is the only reason for a 6+ month delay
     
  16. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, I think it's a scam too.
     
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    lol! :D
     
  19. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    this is apple we are talking about here, it doesnt take 6 months plus to sort an issue like that.

    its likely to be a few reasons.
     
  20. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the home button was the initial problem, and there was talk of backlight leaking through

    Then maybe the manufactorers realized they can make a hell of a lot more money selling these parts themselves, so now apple can't source the parts cheap enough.

    Who knows...
     
  21. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Maybe Apple just didn't feel like it. Most who wish for white has or will buy black anyways. Look at the previous sales of black vs white. Apple probably feels it's not worth it.
     
  22. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    Yes but tons and tons of people still want white. I think iResQ couldn't keep up with demand so they had to do a backlog because so many people wanted their phone to turn white!
     
  23. IPHONE4IPAD macrumors newbie

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    cant wait to get one

    I like white one very much......ZZZZZZZ
     
  24. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    there are many services out there that will convert your iPhone from black to white, or you can DIY.

    also, you didn't even read that auction did you? the guy ships the day the payment is cleared..

    and to the people saying the box was photoshopped, the picture was likely PS'd... but you can also buy white iPhone 4 boxes on a bunch of chinese websites for dirt cheap
     

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