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Original White iPhone vs Released White iPhone


NYTimes' Nick Bilton compares one of the original white iPhones that never made it to mass production to the official production run, and detailed the slight differences.

- Yellowing discoleration on the original
- Deeper proximity sensor in new model
- Camera sticks out slightly in new model

The original comparison model came from an individual who reportedly purchased the first run white iPhone for $1,000 from a "guy who had connections to the factory that made the phone in China."

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Posted: 39 months ago
1000$ ? that's a lot of money for an iPhone that doesn't work properly... lol
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Posted: 39 months ago

1000$ ? that's a lot of money for an iPhone that doesn't work properly... lol


I'm sure it worked fine...the coloring just didn't hold up
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Posted: 39 months ago
Great... this is something new?
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 39 months ago

- Yellowing discoleration on the original


The original is 9 months older so wouldn't you expect it to look older than the brand new one?
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 39 months ago
No differences between the black and white model's camera of the iPhone 4.

Attachment 284113


The novel 4 differences were revealed by disassembly.

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KODAWARISAN Japanese site:
http://www.kodawarisan.com/k2011_01/archives/2011/05/aaaaaaaa_iphone_1.html

Translation site:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kodawarisan.com%2F&hl=ja&ie=UTF-8&sl=ja&tl=en
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 39 months ago

Surprise, surprise. There was an issue with the first run and Apple fixed it ... I'm guessing that is why they held it ... :rolleyes:

Sometimes, I think that the conspiracy theories are too much.


What conspiracy theories? I'm pretty sure everybody thought "there was an issue with the first run" and that Apple was trying to fix it. That it took them almost a year to do so is the real story, not whether or not they somehow conspired to take pre-orders (but not charge) for a product they were never going to release.
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Posted: 39 months ago
Surprise, surprise. There was an issue with the first run and Apple fixed it ... I'm guessing that is why they held it ... :rolleyes:

Sometimes, I think that the conspiracy theories are too much.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 39 months ago
As I said in the other thread . . . discoloration is the sole major reason for the delay.


:apple:
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Posted: 39 months ago
What is even more worrying is how the original was purchased from someone with connections at the factory.

Makes you wonder how many phones make their way through this unofficial, I.e., stolen from Apple, route. If someone is selling them at $1,000 each when they don't have any costs, they could be making a very large amount of money.

Phil
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