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So about a week ago I shipped out my brand new iPhone 4 32GB, in black(obviously), to a company called iFix Direct. What they ...
So about a week ago I shipped out my brand new iPhone 4 32GB, in black(obviously), to a company called iFix Direct. What they will do is charge you $179.99 and you get nothing. Just kidding, for $179.99 you can get your black iPhone 4 parts swapped out for white ones. Now this is a little bit on the expensive side, but if you are wanted a white iPhone as bad as I did, you would dish out the cash.
Either that or you're just looking for attention...
Anyways, the whole process was pretty straight forward, they send you an envelope, you mail it, and get your iPhone 4 back in white. Afterwards, they will email you, asking you if you wanted to sell your black parts to them. Now this can take off almost 50% of the $179.99 price tag. If your parts are in good condition, you may only be paying around $100 for the swap. $100 isn't too much if you are looking for a great conversation starter at a party or a social gathering, or maybe you're just looking to have the cool, sleek, sexy, white iPhone 4.
Just so you guys know, the parts are original and the reason Apple hasn't officially released the white iPhone 4 is due to manufacturing defects in the discoloration of the iPhone 4 home button which is what we are working on fixing now.
The LCD assmebly it self costs $100 and the back piece $50. If you take a look at what the other people are charing, you will laugh then. We are trying to get our service out there which is why there is such a low cost fee for the repair. In-fact we are loosing money right now instead of making it.
Our initial goal was to try and help communities like these but by the looks of it, it seems that criticism avails. We appreciate all your feedback but please assumptions based on zero facts is absolutely not necessary. We buy the old parts to help make this service more affordable and to re-use them in our future repairs...WE DO NOT BUY broken iPhones and re-sell them.
If you have any questions or you want to address any concerns, you can always call us at 1-888-383-7198 or visit ifixdirect.com. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to hear more!
PS: I have not yet seen one service company that changes the charger connector and the headphone jack but after seeing Phi's review we have addressed the issue and will be offering that as well soon.
Last edited by PhilSynowiec; 10-26-2010 at 08:13 PM.
Wow what an expensive way to turn a classy solid bit of kit into a girly toy looking phone. Congrats!
On the web site it say's they use official parts, if all the official Apple parts are available now then why isn't the official Apple white iPhone 4 out yet?
Apple doesn't sell parts to anybody. So any white or black repaired phone is OEM anymore.... And your warranty voided.
So wait a minute, people are actually sending off their black iPhone 4's to this company, you pay them a hefty price and in return they swap all your official Apple black parts with unofficial white parts? But wait, they offer to give you some money back if they can KEEP your official Apple black parts? Hahahaha
Phil has even said in his video that it's not even a complete swap over, they haven't changed the parts inside the head phone jack or the charging USB port, plus the home button isn't the same white as the rest of the phone.
That's madness, if this is true then anyone who uses this service is clearly a fool.