White iPhone 4 for sale on Craigslist! w/ Pics

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  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Found this on my local craigslist. I haven't contacted them yet but the pictures do look legit? Should I contact them?
     

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  2. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I would get a hold of him and see if you can check it out in person to see if it's legit.
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah I just did. I asked him where he got it from. He's also asking $980 so that price could be legit or a scam. We'll see in a bit.
     
  4. Jare macrumors 65816

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    Two things:

    #1) Dock connector in the photo is BLACK. Meaning it was a black iPhone 4 originally, and they had some color changes done. REAL white iPhone 4's have a white dock connector bar inside.

    #2) Box for the iPhone is black.
     
  5. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    The real white iPhone 4 box would have a white cover afaik...
     
  6. MisterFeeney macrumors 6502

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    Interesting.. Isn't there a way to buy the white parts to do the change yourself?
     
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  8. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    LOL! Was just thinking about that...

    So the white dock connector I guess is a clue that this has been painted? Do they even sell white Chinese-knockoff iPhone 4 case replacements yet?
     
  9. MrMike6by9 macrumors newbie

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    The real white iPhone is NOT for sale yet!!!
     
  10. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    These are also for sale all over ebay.... The white does look clean and good quality though.
     
  11. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    Patience is a virtue!

    Just wait for the white iPhone to come out, a lot of users are reporting that (for those who painted it), the flash LED from the camera bleeds into the camera, badly. It's a real manufacturing issue that Apple is trying to fix.
     
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  13. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

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    Steep price for a modified iPhone 4 that has no Apple warranty.
     
  14. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    980
     
  15. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Thank you.

    After I posted the question, I realized post #3 answered my question but I forgot to edit my post.
     
  16. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    That's why I said 'would' have a white cover.
     
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    Since Apple hasn't even officially released the white iPhone 4 yet (there's not even a known projected release date), how can anybody in their right mind believe that legitimate copies would already be for sale on eBay or Craigslist?

    I consider 3 possibilities:

    1) It's a black iPhone that's been painted or has white front/back covers on it.

    2) It's a cheap third-world white iPhone clone.

    3) It's a clever Photoshop job by a ripoff artist who isn't going to deliver anything.
     
  19. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Its real. The people just replace the casings with knock-off white ones. they are not official ones so they will be without a warranty. I guess i'll just have to wait for the official white ones.
     
  20. Velin macrumors 65816

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    If you buy this off Craiglist, you will have a $980 headache.
     
  21. sineplex macrumors 6502

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    White Phones Out This Xmas

    Actually some repair shops have all the official Apple replacement parts of the
    white phone except for the logic board that they use to replace under warranty.

    An original logic board from a white iphone are not yet available, but all the other parts have been available for weeks.
    So actually this is 95% the same as an original white iphone. :cool:

    Anyway the white one's will be out at Xmas :eek:

    Hello Steve, My name is Nathan, I’m a high school student from San Bernardino. I also happen to be one of your biggest fan and a total Apple fanboy and proud to be I’ve been saving up money to buy the new iphone 4. I want the white one but Apple said it won’t be available until later this year. I know you must be asked this question hundreds of times a day but do you think we can expect to get the white iphone for xmas?
    I hope you can answer. Thank you Steve.

    And Steve answered, in his own particular way: short, and to the point:

    Christmas is later this year.

    http://www.mobileclues.com/white-iphone-4-coming-this-christmas
     
  22. Mr. Savage macrumors regular

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    From kijiji Toronto. note the box:
     

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    Yeah, and certain parts you have to salvage from the black iPhone 4. That means no turning back / no warranty.


    That box art color doesn't match the rest of the photos?
     
  24. howy macrumors newbie

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    I always avoid buying electronics online especially if there is oversea shipping. Once I bought a refurbished laptop on ebay and it got lost during transport. If I were you, I would wait a while and buy in at a local store.
     
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