Why is it the white iPhone 3GS is rare out in public?

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  1. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I see plenty of white iPhone4 and 4S's along with white iPhone5's, but not the white 3GS.
    When a 3GS is seen it seems to always be black.

    Did Apple make so many fewer white versions of this model? Anyone here use a white iPhone 3GS and agree with me?
     
  2. MacReloaded macrumors 6502

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    That's because the white model was sold for only a year while the black was sold for three years.
     
  3. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I know the white iPhone 3G was sold for a very short period of time, wasn't aware the 3GS went through the same limited timeframe.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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    Why is it the white iPhone 3GS is rare out in public?

    There was not a white 3G, the white was only released with the 3GS and they didnt make as many as the black. I must have traveled all over looking for the white 3GS when it was just released and could not find it. I had to settle on the Black one.
     
  5. DMH3006 macrumors regular

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    Yes there was I have one,the white iPhone 3G was available only on the 16GB models though.
     
  6. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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    Why is it the white iPhone 3GS is rare out in public?

    Yes i see, i did not know that.
     
  7. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    because it was ugly and was a dirt magnet. also many shops didn't carry them.
     
  8. mrbrown macrumors 6502

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    Also, there was a problem with the plastic in some of them - hairline cracks would form throughout the phone.
     
  9. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    I've owned several 3GS iPhones over the years and every one of them have had cracks. Apple has always had issues with quality over the years from MacBooks to iPhones.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Instead of starting another thread, I'll ask here.
    Are there any retailers that are still selling the 3GS (NIB)?
     
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Not unless it's unsold stock from September 2012, which is highly unlikely. Probably the only NIB 3GS boxes out there are int he hands of collectors, and they're unlikely to sell for a reasonable price.
     
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  13. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ^
    $369. for the (black) 8GB!
    Dang, I think I'll pass.
     
  14. mrbrown macrumors 6502

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    I had one that developed cracks - I called Apple and received a replacement that served me well for the entirety of its life.
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Well I had a white 3G......
     
  16. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Um...possibly not the case...;)
     
  17. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Every iPhone that I have owned starting with the 3G was white. I owned several 3Gs at one time and several 3GSs at one time, all were white except for one 8GB black 3GS that I sold on this forum.
     
  18. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously everyone only reads one post and doesn't read any further before making a comment. Kind of makes you guys look stupid.
     
  19. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I read it but chose to reinvorce others posts stating there was a white 3G so don't always assume.
     
  20. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Constructive criticism and correction is always appreciated. Especially when it is offered in such a gracious fashion.:)
     
  21. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Shrink, excellent post, but what about your sig line? ;)
     
  22. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Oh, I loved those two toned iPhones. Wish I had a white 3GS.
     
  23. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I still use mine daily. It's unlocked and I use it with a T-Mobile sim card sometimes but I keep the battery charged all the time.
     
  24. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I remember the 3G/3GS cracking problem. It was pretty hard to keep yours from getting cracked. I babied my 3G but after about a year it still somehow got a small crack down there.

    You see the black one more because after the iPhone 4 came out all other models of the 3GS were discontinued except the 8GB black version and it remained in production until the iPhone 5 launch last year.
     
  25. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Or we just choose to correct statements that are so confidently posted yet are so incorrect.

    Maybe have your facts in order before you post statements?
     

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