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
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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  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
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  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Who cares..

7. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

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

2. applesauce unregistered

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

3. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

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

4. Rich unregistered

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

5. samo unregistered

Iphone sucks

6. joey18

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 20, 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

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!

10. application icon unregistered

thanks, nice post.

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