Switch to black iPhone from white iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nyc4lifedt, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. nyc4lifedt macrumors member

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    I bought my iPhone 3GS on the launch day. After jailbreaking, playing around too much with it, after three months, the phone was "bricked" after installing OS 3.1. (That's an issue for a whole another thread.)

    It wasn't a big deal, because the Apple genius at the store in New York completely understood my situation, and exchanged it with a replacement new phone. (The issue was with the battery that wasn't charging and dust under the screen, NOT jailbreaking, so I had a "valid" excuse.)

    ANYWAY, when I received my replacement phone, I asked if I could get mine in a white version. He said something in the warranty only covers it as a black phone and I couldn't get the white version.

    Bummer, since I want a white one. I made a terrible mistake of listening to a then-ex-girlfriend at the time, when she told me to get a black one. I wanted a white one ever since the 3G 16gb version, but I guess the lesson learned, right? Now I'm no longer with the girl, and stuck with the black iPhone.

    What is the best way of getting the white version, without loosing too much money?

    How much is the price of the phone if you're not a new customer, and buying it for a full retail price?

    AND if I were to buy and sell them, whether it be eBay or Craigslist, what is a fair price?
     
  2. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Buying a new back case is about all you can do with out painting or stickiness.
     
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I think your best bet is to find someone with a white one who wants a black one. Someone out there must be in the opposite situation. I would post on craiglists, kijiji or whatever other local services are offered where you are. A straight trade will make it easiest for you. You could also post on the marketplace here but it involves shipping. So I would look local first.
     
  4. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

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  5. SWISSHAT macrumors member

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    Black case more hardy than white case

    Someone told me (apparently he had many iPhones), that the black casing is more lasting (hardy) than the white one.

    ??
     
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  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Who cares what the color is, I have mine in a case, so you don't even see what color I have.
     
  8. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    The OP does
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I tried to do that as well, but to no avail. Best you can do is put it in a white case.
     
  10. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    All my suggestions were already listed, so I just wanted to say good luck with getting a white one! I really love mine. Wasn't 100% sure I liked it better than black, but after my brother got a black 3G this weekend, I now know. :)
     
  11. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    We always want what we can't have. White looks like big bar of soap, black is sexy. /thread


    ;)
     
  12. nyc4lifedt thread starter macrumors member

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    If I were to just sell the black one, whether eBay or Craigslist or wherever, how much do you think an iPhone 3GS would be?

    And if I were to buy a new phone from Apple, what is the retail price without signing up as a new customer? Just the phone itself.
     
  13. nyc4lifedt thread starter macrumors member

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    Putting a white case will work, but the whole point of me asking for a white iPhone was that I wanted a white one without the case.

    (I just realized the thread title is wrong. It's suppose to mean TO white iPhone FROM black iPhone. Had it confused ;)
     
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  15. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Go on craigslist and find someone that wants to trade.
     
  16. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    I was about to tell you that I would trade because I have a black and i would have liked a white (stupid ATT employee said they dont MAKE white)..> but apparently you are in the same boat as myself.
     
  17. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe I'm just tired but which do you want again?

    Your thread title says switch to black Iphone from white Iphone but your thread states that you have a black Iphone and want white?
     
  18. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    The best option, one which no one else has brought up, is for you to grow a sack and stop doing things girlfriends tell you to do. Man up and get the phone you want, it's your phone. I say suck it up until you get a new phone and use the unwanted black phone as a reminder of your pathetic inability to make a decision that you want instead of using your things to make your girlfriend happy. Just an idea.;)
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    Well no offense to the OP, but then he should have purchased one. The color is secondary to the function of the phone imo
     
  20. SWISSHAT macrumors member

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    I think the girlfriend would probably want a PINK one....
    and a BLUE one for the boy...:D
     

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