Menu
Trending: Holiday Gifts | CES 2015 | Super Bowl 2015 Ads More Topics: Apple | Cars | TV Shows | Politics
Star Wars Christmas Lights Video Goes Viral

Star Wars Christmas Lights Video Goes Viral

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

Tesla Roadster Makes Comeback

Tesla Roadster Makes Comeback

NY Teen Faces Trouble for Selling White iPhone 4 Kits

Nov 17 2010, 8:17am CST | by , in News | Apple

NY Teen Faces Trouble for Selling White iPhone 4 Kits
/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";
 
 

Get you white iPhone 4 stuff while you can

Apple is militant about security and product control. The company is one of the best at keeping a lid on the products until they are officially launched. That said, before the iPhone 4 hit the market one of the workers on the project left a prototype on a bar stool one night leading to some serious legal issues for one infamous tech geek with Gizmodo.

Another legal row over the iPhone 4 is apparently brewing for a teen in New York. The kid is 17 and his name is Fei Lam. Lam knows a guy in China who has ties to Foxconn, the company that builds most of the iPhones for Apple. The guy was somehow able to get the teen parts that would transform the current iPhones into white iPhone 4 devices.

The official white iPhone has been delayed repeatedly so far making many fans froth at the mouth for the lighter colored device. As it stands now the official white iPhone 4 isn’t expected until next year. The rumored reason for the delays is that the two makers of the white components have been unable to get the colors to match on the panels.

Lam used his Chinese source to get the parts to geeks that would then convert their iPhones themselves. The New York Observer reports that the teen sold only a few kits daily at first and was losing money. Then he was covered by tech publications like CNET, CNN, and TechCrucnh leading to $130,000 in sales since last August.

Lam said, "I'm very thankful, cause for months I was struggling for an idea that would bootstrap my first startup and help pay for college."

Thinks are looking murky for Lam right now. He told the New York Observer, "I got an email from a private investigator accusing me of selling stolen goods, which I'm 100 percent sure is not the case. They are some kind of anti-counterfeit/trademark firm, which sounds ridiculous, similar to what Apple is bringing up to remove White iPhone 4 Listings on eBay. I don't know how this legal stuff works."

Apple has made no official statement on the issue at this point. I have to wonder how the kid though his Chinese Foxconn contact was getting the stuff legally. It’s not as if you can walk up to Foxconn in China and buy white iPhone 4 components at a gift shop. I'd bet the mysterious contact is simply swiping white components slated for destruction after delays or just taking them from shipping crates or the assembly line and selling them for extra money.

You Might Also Like

Read the Latest

First Shelby GT 350 Mustang to be Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale

First Shelby GT 350 Mustang to be Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale The proceeds of the sale are going to be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

26 minutes ago

LG Exec Could Be Banned From CES For Sabotaging a Washing Machine

LG Exec Could Be Banned From CES For Sabotaging a Washing Machine Samsung filed a lawsuit for property damage and defamation against five LG execs back in September

2 hours ago

CES 2015 News
Madonna Tracks Leak Online Again from Rebel Heart

14 More Madonna Tracks Leak Madonna’s new album Rebel Hearts has already been hacked once before. Five of the tracks were officially released on...

3 hours ago

MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop to be displayed at the NAIAS Detroit 2015

MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop to be displayed at the NAIAS Detroit 2015 BMW’s famous mini cooper’s new design will be displayed at the NAIAS 2015 in Detroit.

4 hours ago

Sarah Palin Channel Wardrobe Controversy Video was a Publicity Stunt?

Sarah Palin Channel Wardrobe Controversy Video was a Publicity Stunt? Most people are talking about the one term governor’s show of skin on live channel. Sarah Palin ran for the Vice...

4 hours ago

Patchworks to represent North and South America at CES 2015

Patchworks to represent North and South America at CES 2015 Patchworks Global Inc. make flawlessly engineered products for iPhone Screen Protection that it will display at the CES...

4 hours ago

How to Watch The Interview Online Right Now

How to Watch The Interview Online Right Now Sony Pictures announce the online release of ‘The Interview’ with the help of online sources. Google, Microsoft and...

5 hours ago

Luxoft Software Development Services will also participate in CES 2015 and CTS 2015

Luxoft Software Development Services will also participate in CES 2015 and CTS 2015 It seems everyone is eager to take part in the CES 2015.

6 hours ago

Peyton Manning to Return to Broncos in 2015

Peyton Manning to Return to Broncos in 2015 The player, Peyton Manning, is planning to return to Denver Broncos next year since he has no plans to leave the field...

6 hours ago

First Alert also to take on the Polar Vortex at CES 2015

First Alert also to take on the Polar Vortex at CES 2015 The new Onelink Series by First Alert introduces many new products which will be displayed at the CES 2015. New Onelink...

7 hours ago

Uber CEO Charged with Illegitimate Business Practice in South Korea

Uber CEO Charged with Illegitimate Business Practice in South Korea The CEO of taxi service Uber has been charged with illegitimate business practice in South Korea.

7 hours ago

NBA pulls Sorority Sisters Advertising

NBA pulls Sorority Sisters Advertising NBA has announced Wednesday to pull all advertising from VH1's Sorority Sisters show.

7 hours ago

First Alert to debut Onelink Series of Smart Devices at CES 2015

CES 2015 to feature First Alert Onelink Series of Smart Devices These new and innovative products by First Alert will bring a new level of security and accessibility to Connected Home...

7 hours ago

NFL Video Clips will be shown on Facebook with Verizon Wireless Ads

Facebook-NFL Deal: NFL Video Clips will be shown on Facebook with Verizon Wireless Ads Facebook is into showing NFL post game highlights and other video clips with a little advertising help from Verizon.

8 hours ago

Acura NSX Production Model to debut at NAIAS 2015

Acura NSX Production Model to debut at NAIAS 2015 The luxury vehicle division of Honda Motor Company will be displaying its new model at the NAIAS 2015.

9 hours ago

Renovo Coupe to be on display at CES 2015

Renovo Coupe to be on display at CES 2015 The first all-electric American supercar will be featured in the NVIDIA Booth (#30307)

9 hours ago

CES 2015: SymbolShifters to unveil a New Method for connecting Traditional TV Broadcast to the Digital World

CES 2015: SymbolShifters to unveil a New Method for connecting Traditional TV Broadcast to the Digital World At CES 2015, a new American company, SymbolShifters is planning to introduce a method for connecting traditional TV...

9 hours ago

PlayStation Now Game Streaming Service arriving on Samsung Smart TVs Next Year

PlayStation Now Game Streaming Service arriving on Samsung Smart TVs Next Year The Sony PlayStation game streaming service "PlayStation Now" is arriving soon on Samsung Smart TVs. In fact...

10 hours ago

TRW Automotive will display its latest Automated Systems at CES 2015

TRW Automotive will display its latest Automated Systems at CES 2015 TRW Automotive will bring its new automotive innovations at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas.

10 hours ago

CES 2015 garners ad campaign awards

CES 2015 garners ad campaign awards 3 major associations give CES ad awards

13 hours ago

Personal Health to be part of CES 2015

Personal Health to be part of CES 2015 TENSIO device to help high blood pressure consumers

13 hours ago

LG to feature Smart TV tech at CES 2015

LG to feature Smart TV tech at CES 2015 webOS 2.0 to be with simple interface

13 hours ago

CES 2015: Prima-Temp to Introduce its Revolutionary Fertility Awareness Sensor

CES 2015: Prima-Temp to Introduce its Revolutionary Fertility Awareness Sensor This new innovation by Prima-Temp will accurately and easily inform women when they are most fertile and will be...

1 day ago, 11:52am CST

Adam Sandler tops the Most Overpaid Actors List

Adam Sandler tops the Most Overpaid Actors List Adam Sandler is the actor who has returned the least on his earnings from the movies. Sandra Bullock is the only...

1 day ago, 8:22am CST

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Crashed

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Crashed The car was brought by Lance Utley from the showroom and got in an accident in just an hour. According to reports the...

1 day ago, 7:29am CST

James Woods turns guns on Al Sharpton for NYPD Cop Deaths

James Woods turns guns on Al Sharpton for NYPD Cop Deaths Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot dead by Ismaaiyl Brinsley. Woods balmed Al Sharpton for the anti-cop agenda and...

1 day ago, 6:48am CST

Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton Separate

Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton Separate The couple had unconventional relationships and never got married. The reps for both celebrities said they are still...

1 day ago, 5:55am CST

CES 2015 will also showcase WiTricity's Rezence-Enabled Solutions

CES 2015 will also showcase WiTricity's Rezence-Enabled Solutions WiTricity is all set to demonstrate Rezence-Enabled Solutions and A4WP reference designs at the CES 2015.

1 day ago, 5:19am CST

CES 2015 will feature the Most Innovative Trendsetting Solutions from Panasonic

CES 2015 will feature the Most Innovative Trendsetting Solutions from Panasonic Like all other technology giants, Panasonic Corporation is also planning to introduce its innovative solutions that...

1 day ago, 4:50am CST

Val Kilmer Weight: Fatman now becomes Gaunt

Val Kilmer Weight: Fatman now becomes Gaunt Val Kilmer the actor had a weight problem that was exorcised via diet and exercise. Fatman has now become a gaunt.

1 day ago, 4:20am CST

Porsche Car Company will Replace Parts in 918 Spyder Vehicles

Porsche 918 Spyder Recalled The Porsche car company will replace parts in 918 Spyder vehicles on a global level.

1 day ago, 3:03am CST

Samsung begins Mass Manufacturing of First 8-Gigabit LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM

Samsung begins Mass Manufacturing of First 8-Gigabit LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM Samsung has begun the mass manufacturing of its novel mobile DRAM which will be the industry’s first 8-Gigabit LPDDR4...

1 day ago, 1:39am CST

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus