This morning a White iPhone 4 was supposedly leaked into the wild in China. It gained buzz on some major websites but we still had a hunch this had to be a fake. Our biggest reason has to be that it was found in a black iPhone 4 box. Think about that for a second… It sort of makes you think of a DIY black to white conversion kit as the black iPhone obviously comes in that black box.
But that’s hardly it. Our good friend Ryan Bates from Mobiture pointed out to us that the black to white DIY kits leave out the diffuser from the LED flash, as well as the silver lining. So we had a look. We first headed to Apple.com to get a genuine picture of the white iPhone 4s camera flash:
We then compared that to the LED camera flash from the leaked pictures of this morning. We then realized that the picture from Apple.com has the silver lining around the flash, and the picture from this morning does not. We then went a step forward and found a picture of a user’s DIY kit. This kit does not include that official silver lining either, therefore the “leak” from this morning is likely fake, most likely the product of a DIY kit.
And hey, if you don’t like black you can always pick up one of these sweet-looking skins.