White iPod Touch Parts Continue to Surface, But Were They Made By Apple?

White iPod Touch Parts Continue to Surface, But Were They Made By Apple?

Following last week’s discovery of a white iPod touch digitizer in Asia, it now seems these parts are making their way around the globe — even appearing in the United States. One gentleman on the East Coast has managed to get his hands on a white iPod touch display for his fourth-generation device, but was it made by Apple?

Lafayette has sent images to 9to5 ac of his device sporting a fancy white front panel, and apart from that black home button, I think it looks pretty damn attractive. But the question everyone’s asking is whether these parts indicate the release of a official white iPod touch from Apple. Without confirmation they are genuine Apple parts, it’s hard to tell.

What we do know is that they fit the fourth-generation iPod touch perfectly, and that the iFixYouri iPhone repair shop — a website with proven sources in Apple’s supply chain — has heard that OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts are floating around. It has stated, however, according to 9to5Mac, that OEM white iPod touch panels are physically unobtainable at this point.

9to5 Mac noted that ” it is undeniably interesting that these white parts are floating around just weeks ahead of Apple’s event.” And I completely agree. However, even if we were sure these are genuine Apple parts — and there’s a good possibility that they’re merely third-party knockoffs — there’s no guarantee we’ll ever see a white iPod touch. After all, with all the problems the company had getting the white iPhone 4 to market, there’s certainly a possibility that it began developing a white iPod touch and decided not to pursue it.

Having said that, I don’t see why there wouldn’t be one. Apple knows how popular its devices can be in white, why wouldn’t it introduce a white iPod touch?

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  • AlterThending

    I’d say no since in the picture you can see mini bolts or some metal bullet looking things. I’d say it was a conversion kit. 

  • cliqsquad

    Weird this looks better to me than the White iPhone, I thought it was fugly since the day the announced it. I would have rather see just a white back on the iPhone 4 not the White Face, would have gotten one to, since 3G and 3G S for me were black. 

    White iPod touch is a no brainer, they perfected the method and launched the iPad 2 in White because of it, so the odds are that the iPod Touch 5G will be a modest update of internals no redesign. Adding a white model spruces it up. The only way I see Apple not doing it is limited resources and saving them for the iPad 2 and white iPhone 5. They may also keep the $99 entry model iPhone 4 as a white model, they use to be black only but seeing as how it came out so late they may keep the white around or have both colors. 

  • bav14

    I found this new apple blog and it great!
    http://applefanboynews.com/

  • Daniel Acedo

    Apple would have made the button and bevel white as well also they would try to camouflage the ambient light sensore 

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  • Zulvianes Budiman

    Agree with this. Apple = simplicity. That ‘white iPod touch’ is ugly and very un-Apple with its black home button and the hole of the ambient light sensor.

  • mai duc chung

    The usual idea is that you would use NFC to set up the link between the two devices and then do an automatic hand over to a different protocol for doing the actual transfer of data – eg Bluetooth,iphone 5

  • Screamosk8r

    It is. I just got the email about it.

  • GordonYork7

    I am sure many will agree that this phones are user friendly. They are easy to handle and manipulate. And iPhones are really a necessity this days. That is why I am very particular when it comes to my iPhone repair. I only go to the best repair man for that.

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