Original White iPhone vs Released White iPhone

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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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Top Rated Comments

Joshwawilson Avatar
172 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
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ciTiger Avatar
172 months ago
1000$ ? that's a lot of money for an iPhone that doesn't work properly... lol
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
locust76 Avatar
172 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
172 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?
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domness Avatar
172 months ago
Great... this is something new?
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womble2k2 Avatar
172 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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