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Vodafone salesperson accidentally sells a white iPhone 4 model to a customer

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Vodafone salesperson accidentally sells a white iPhone 4 model to a customer
Literally coming down to the wire, especially considering the numerous delays and promises we’ve heard about the white iPhone 4, it seems like we’re finally nearing the inevitable. In just the last couple weeks alone, we’ve been hearing a ton of rumors about the white iPhone 4’s expected launch, but now we’re finding one surprising news that cements its validity.

Apparently, it was found that Vodafone recently began receiving shipments of the mythical device in the UK, but as fate would have it, an employee accidentally rang it up for sale as a black iPhone 4 to one lucky customer. Photos of the device and its retail packaging were soon snapped – thus giving us more hope that it’s official launch is going to be soon at hand. Seeing that everything in their inventory is monitored to the teeth, Vodafone quickly realized the mistake and sent out notices informing that shipments of it were being stopped until next week.

At this point, it’s looking very likely that consumers all around will soon have the fine opportunity to pick up this pristine looking iPhone 4. Granted that we’ve been waiting almost close to the year, it’s still nonetheless better late than never – and considering the speculations that the next generation iPhone will be delayed from its usual summer roll out, this model can seemingly tide some people over.

source: Engadget

Vodafone salesperson accidentally sells a white iPhone 4 model to a customer
Vodafone salesperson accidentally sells a white iPhone 4 model to a customer
Vodafone salesperson accidentally sells a white iPhone 4 model to a customer

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posted on 23 Apr 2011, 11:55 1

1. Bulletshifttsi (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


I just don't understand why people would wait almost a year after the phone original launch in black, just to pick up a white one. Or those of you who will be trading up to the white iPhone. and Even more is why did it take so long to come out with the same darn thing just in different colored plastic?

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 12:06 1

2. brycecoloradoshull (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Apr 2011)


its not plastic. its glass. and they had a problem with light leaking out through the white glass.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 12:17 4

3. AppleFUD (unregistered)


it's plastic covered with glass.

For the person that got it. . . .
Ebay it for 3x the price. You know some idiot will pay at least that for it!

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 15:18 1

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i dont think people will specifically trade for the white iphone. i think people who r buying an iphone already will just have an option now

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 12:38 7

4. andro (unregistered)


that customer was so so lucky,he managed to get a year old apple phone still with faulty antenna and exact same unaltered ui or interface since 6 years ago and somehow managed to get it in white at a still high price.....wow!!

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 15:19 1

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


ya ur retarded because he will make at least 1000 selling it on ebay... people will pay a lot for the first genuine white iphone

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 16:21 3

9. mike (unregistered)


the UI isnt 6 years old, it's about to turn 5 years old, and oh wait, it's the same UI that Samsung is copying shamelessly for their Galaxy family so they can be successful eventually

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 17:01 2

10. TouchWIZ (unregistered)


except you can customize the Samsung Touchwiz UI. . . or even replace it with a different launcher all together.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 17:45 1

12. cheetah2k (Posts: 813; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


If you include the development time, the iPhail's UI is well over 6 years old.

And its about time Apple changet it too. Boring much??

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 11:06

21. kach22 (unregistered)


is it samsung that is copying Iphone's stupid UI or is it Apple who is making a success built on samsung's supply of hardware?

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 14:20

22. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


well apple develops the hardware... samsung just manufactures it...

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 14:23

23. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


and im pretty sure its about to turn 4 years old? 1 year for iphone one 2 year for the 3g 3rd year for 3gs 4th year for iphone 4

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 12:39 2

5. Bulletshifttsi (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


yea iPhone owners are like that. i'll pay $999 for a white one! man i bet i'd be rich if I could make them in another color......



oh wait covers for phones now a days you can't even see 95% of the phones plastic anywho!

My opinion...... waste of my money.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 14:27

6. ChollaAnythingApple (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Apr 2011)


i like it

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 17:39 4

11. JP (unregistered)


A great looking Chicks phone. Not something a guy would want to carry around for business

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 07:53 1

19. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


I dunno. I do agree with you but the gay community and metrosexuals flashing their effeminate men, girly style...there may be some "men" that'll get it. Lots of "fabulous" folks out there. Ugh!

Don't believe me? Google search "men then men now" and go to images. Thats what the world is coming to.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 19:22

13. Xander297 (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Apr 2010)


I really just dont understand all the hype for a white iPhone. It's white. Big deal. It's still the same phone as the original black iPhone4, nothing glamorous or any improvements except the color.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 23:10 2

16. technoboy (unregistered)


The white makes it look cheap like it's one the of the fake iphones or a childs play toy

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 00:07 1

17. LC (unregistered)


well, let's hope that the Vodaphone employee is still alive and not being tortured by Jobs.

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 20:53

24. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


He had some cake, then he was baked.

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 01:11

18. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


just another shiny white piece of toy for the Fanboys ..(Retarded idea!)

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 09:20 1

20. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


The black looks more elegant than white as the silver band compliments the black more than the white.

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