Feeds

Genuine white iPhone 4 spied in wild

Helps to have a mate working for Apple

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Want a white iPhone 4? Then find yourself a buddy at Apple's Cupertino campus. That's how one - probably the only - lucky US punter got his.

The unnamed gent was spotted waving his white one around at an event in New York last night. A flabberghasted Geek.com reporter asked him where the heck he got it, assuming no doubt - as we did at first - that it was a conversion job.

Apple's white iPhone 4

As rare as rocking horse s**t

No, Apple has apparently been offering the white iPhone to campus staff, one of who slung one this fellow's way.

Apple promised everyone the chance to buy a white iPhone 4 when the handset was announced back in June. Since then, it has delayed and delayed again the blankly hued device's release.

DIY white iPhone 4

Can't buy? DIY!

It has been said by Apple in the past that manufacturing difficulties were to blame: the Geek.com expands on this notion, suggesting that, with front panel and home button made by two different manufacturers, Apple couldn't get the two components' colours to match perfectly.

Of course, what's not clear is whether Apple now has good, colour-matched white iPhone 4s - or is just handing staff early, rejected-for-sale manufacturing output. We know which of the two we think it is... ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'
iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough
George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests
Day 4: 'News'-papers STILL rammed with Clooney nuptials
iPAD-FONDLING fanboi sparks SECURITY ALERT at Sydney airport
Breaches screening rules cos Apple SCREEN ROOLZ, ok?
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Apple's new iPhone 6 vulnerable to last year's TouchID fingerprint hack
But unsophisticated thieves need not attempt this trick
The British Museum plonks digital bricks on world of Minecraft
Institution confirms it's cool with joining the blocky universe
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.