Teenager Sells White iPhone 4 Conversion Kits Worth $130,000
It looks like the demand for the elusive white iPhone 4 is so high that the DIY conversion kits available for $279 are selling like hot cakes and the teenage entrepreneur behind the website WhiteiPhone4Now has sold over $130,000 worth of the conversion kits since August.
The New York Observer provides some background on how the 17-year managed to get his hands on the DIY kits:
According to Lam, who speaks fluent Chinese, about six months ago he was able to make a connection with Apple’s infamous overseas supplier. “I knew a guy from a few years back that had somewhat of a relationship with folks in Foxconn,” Lam told The Observer by email.
Lam is planning to use the profit to pay for college.
However, the success has not gone unnoticed. Lam has received a letter from a private investigator claiming that he is selling stolen goods. Lam plans to hire a lawyer as he doesn’t believe he is doing anything wrong.
As you might know, Apple has recently delayed the launch of the white iPhone 4 until Spring 2011.
When we had reported about the DIY kits, we had wondered if users would go through all the trouble and shell out $279 to transform their iPhone to a white iPhone 4. Based on Lam’s success, it’s quite clear that users love to customize their iPhone.
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[Via New York Observer]