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Apple removing FAKE White iPhone 4s from eBay

Although there are still quite a few fake white iPhone 4s on eBay there appears to be less than usual and that is because Apple is working hard to have them all removed. Quite frankly, all the “white iPhone 4s” you see on eBay are black-to-white iPhone 4 conversion units as the white iPhone 4 doesn’t exist. (In fact, you can easily get yours modded over here – WhiteiPhone4Now. But remember to read up on why the owner of this popular modding site is $130,000 richer, but probably with jail time thrown in for good measures for selling stolen goods.)
And now, back to the story: We have found an e-mail sent to an eBay seller of a black-to-white iPhone 4 conversion unit by the legal eagle acting on behalf of Apple Inc.:
Dear, [Redacted]You recently listed the following listing:
[Redacted listing name and number]
Your listing has been removed.
Your item was removed because of a request we received from Apple, Inc., a member of our Verified Rights Owner Program (VeRO), asking us to remove the item for:
– Item(s) is a counterfeit product which infringes the trademark owner’s rights.
For more information on why your item was removed, you should:
– Contact Apple, Inc. directly at apple@gibney.com with your questions or concerns.
– Wait 7 days for Apple, Inc. to reply to you. Although most VeRO participants are willing to respond to polite email, please know that they aren’t obligated to reply.
– If after 7 days you haven’t received a response from Apple, Inc., please contact us by simply replying to this email.
The rights owner or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the rights owner, Apple, Inc., notified eBay that this listing violates intellectual property rights. When eBay receives a report of this type of violation, we remove the listing to comply with the law.
It’s against the law to sell fake, counterfeit, or pirated products.
Your listing was removed because the item in your listing was reported by the rights owner as a fake or counterfeit through eBay’s VeRO Program. Due to this report, please do not attempt to relist, advertise, or offer this item for sale on any eBay site or service around the world.
Why would Apple be doing this? For some reason, Apple is not releasing the White variant of the iPhone 4, and at the same time, they don’t want you to even own one of its likeness – even if it’s modded!
That’s right, even if you legitimately converted a Black iPhone 4 to White using a conversion kit, or bought one of the ready made ones on eBay, Apple is going to sue the pants off you. Beware.