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Chinese blog explains how to tell the real white iPhone 4 from the conversion kits, reveals every detail in the process

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Chinese blog explains how to tell the real white iPhone 4 from the conversion kits, reveals every detail in the process
A post at the Chinese IT168 forum has made a complete guide how to tell the real white iPhone 4 from the one made with aftermarket conversion kits, or the fallouts from the initial batches where the leaking light problem was found, and consequently Apple canned the project until it figured it out (ten months later).

The post is chock-full of clever advice and comparison pictures - for example, when you connect the real white iPhone 4 to your computer, its icon is that of a white iPhone, whereas the imitation's icons are of the black one, since that's what's inside. If you don't have a computer handy, you can just look inside the headphone or data ports - if they are black, then the thing has been converted, but if white, the chances that you scored the real deal increase exponentially.

If the audio jack and the data port's interior is black (left), then it's an aftermarket conversion kit; if white - it might be the real deal
If the audio jack and the data port's interior is black (left), then it's an aftermarket conversion kit; if white - it might be the real deal

If the audio jack and the data port's interior is black (left), then it's an aftermarket conversion kit; if white - it might be the real deal



What we found most interesting in the whole post, though, was the comparison of the light leak problem in the white iPhone 4 with the black version. While this issue still exist, it seems to have been brought down to a minimum, and has finally complied with Apple's rigid quality standards, which has obviously led to Cupertino greenlighting the mass production of the white iPhone 4.

Light leakage from the white iPhone 4 compared to the black version still exists, but is brought down significantly from the initial batches last year
Light leakage from the white iPhone 4 compared to the black version still exists, but is brought down significantly from the initial batches last year

Light leakage from the white iPhone 4 compared to the black version still exists, but is brought down significantly from the initial batches last year



Thanks, Philip!

source: IT168 (translated)

Black and white iPhone 4 comparison
Black and white iPhone 4 comparison

Black and white iPhone 4 comparison


Chinese blog explains how to tell the real white iPhone 4 from the conversion kits, reveals every detail in the process
Chinese blog explains how to tell the real white iPhone 4 from the conversion kits, reveals every detail in the process

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posted on 26 Apr 2011, 06:48 4

1. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Who cares..

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 04:24

7. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


i need a phone that can make calls and not white case.

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 08:32

2. applesauce (unregistered)


I'm sorry, isn't saying "apple's rigid quality standards" a contradiction in terms?

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 10:32

3. phbelov (Posts: 122; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)


Hmph... Looks like I'm not so cool with my Google Translate skills :)

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 11:34

4. Rich (unregistered)


store bought or conversion kit..... does it really matter??? THEY ARE BOTH WHITE

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 15:53

5. samo (unregistered)


Iphone sucks

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 22:51

6. joey18 (Posts: 521; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Is to late to releas the phone when iphone 5 most people are waiting so is nice but to stick on contract for 2 years when nice phones are coming my christmas i hope to be iphone 5 or samsung nesux s

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 11:52

8. fish oil weight loss (unregistered)


Hi would you mind stating which blog platform you're working with? I'm planning to start my own blog soon but I'm having a hard time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for something completely unique. P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 13:21

10. application icon (unregistered)


thanks, nice post.

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