White iPhone 4's all over Bangkok

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  1. jdylan macrumors regular

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    Hey, I thought Apple wasn't making those white iPhone 4's? I haven't kept up with a lot of the news, but the last I heard the manufacturing process never got off the ground, and they finally killed the whole idea.

    I was in Bangkok last week to get myself a new, unlocked iPhone 4, and every vendor at MBK had white iPhones for sale. They are real, not copies or bootlegs. So did Apple make a bunch for Asia?

    On another topic, I was last at MBK 2 years ago, and every vendor had a wide variety of every phone out there, and of course, an iPhone 3G. This year, almost EVERY vendor had primarily iPhones and iPads. Even older, refurbished 3's and 3G's. You could easily see which brand was preferred. Blackberry had one or two large vendors, and about half the smaller vendors had a few Blackberry phones, but it was shocking to see the lack or variety as compared to previous years.

    I bought a 16GB factory unlocked iPhone 4 for $850, and love it. The camera is the most awesome thing, I took my first picture with it; the coffee-cup I was drinking out of at a coffee-shop and was shocked by the color saturation, detail and clarity of it. I even kept the photo to show people as an example. (Geek alert.):apple:
     
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  3. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    How can you tell they weren't bootlegs or copies?

    There are many on this forum who have purchased those white conversion kits. They looked pretty authentic in their pictures. I'm not sure I would be able to tell the difference if I saw them in person.
     
  4. jdylan thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I like Black

    I bought the black, but just seeing all the white phones made me wonder what the deal was.
     
  5. jdylan thread starter macrumors regular

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    They were legit

    These were all legit iPhones, heat sealed in the real boxes. I didn't see any copies in MBK mall at all. I got mine form a vendor selling both white and black, and my black iphone is legit. To be fair, there were probably 1 white to 4 black iphones on display.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You should have bought a few of them to resell.
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Anyone can heat seal anything. Even did it in high school class.

    Got photos?
     
  8. Peter.Howard macrumors regular

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    Sounds like some enterprising people are converting them over to white, opening them up, replacing the parts and then selling them, and yes it is easy enough to shrink wrap a package back up so it appears new.
     
  9. Mickyfin macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like you missed a photo opportunity there my friend.
     
  10. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    Also, to be fair, the black iPhone is legit because it actually exists. I have a hard time believing that Apple made them for Asia and nowhere else. Definitely sounds like they are converting them, and shrink wrapping to make them appear legit.
     
  11. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    Probably sorta - kinda bootleg.
    Apple would never officially allow those to be sold.
     

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