Steve Jobs Email About the White iPhone 4 Coming for Christmas Was a Fake

By , Sep 20, 2010

Last week we broke the news about an email that Steve Jobs had sent as a reply to one of our readers. The email was about the white iPhone 4 and implied it would be available by Christmas.

I had been “tipped” several times with emails from Steve Jobs but I never published them because they looked really fake. This one however seemed completely legit and I trusted our reader Nathan about the whole thing. I was wrong. Let me explain…

Last night I received an email from Nathan saying the following:

Hello Sebastian. The email I sent you from Steve jobs was fake. I am really sorry because I didn’t know it would get so big. I told my parents what I did and they said it was wrong then yesterday my dad read an article on fortune magasine website that was talking about the email and realized this article was based on what i had sent you. My parents asked me to come clean and admit everything was fake. I’m very sorry that won’t happen again.

Oh great. The one time I trust someone about these emails  and decide to publish it, it happens to be a fake.

I pondered for a while whether or not I should publish Nathan’s email admitting it was a fake. I could have let it go and we would all have forgotten about it, but I decided to be honest with you and tell you what really happen. Hopefully I made the right decision.

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  • Burge

    Still it was nice font on the email that you showed us. As for the little shit who started this , Oh well he fooled us all , never mind life goes on whit out the White iPhone 4. The Q is will it ever come out before the iPhone 5

  • http://soyludico.de mr92

    oh sorry, what? I mean, who cares?! I have read some stories about the iphone 4 depending to the patents apple has made, like an carkey or infa-remote control… THAT would be awesome, black or white? I mean, who cares?!

  • Jason masters

    I’d rather have a purple or blue iPhone to be honest

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  • http://appleblogz.com rudeboy

    think you did the right thing Sebastien…

  • http://www.replicabox.co.uk Carlos delacruz

    Seb, when I saw it I didn’t even care. I wouldn’t trust anything about the White iPhone until it comes from steve jobs, ie I actually see it come from him, it will be here when it’s here, let just leave it at that. Me personally I just bought the White housing with digitiser installed it myself and it works like a charm

  • iPhoNerd

    I tool the whole scenario as a Joke itself. However, learning that @Nathan a good blogger could do this, its a shame! shame on you Nathan!!!!! Well, the kid was kidding, so lets forgive him! :D

    I am glad that Sebastien decided to publish the fake story and came clean! Good Job.

  • http://osxdaily.com macpaul

    I’m always skeptical of the Steve Jobs emails that are floating around on the web, I think most are fakes really.

    I think you’re the only site to actually come forward with an admission of guilt from the originator though, so good call there.

  • Vik071

    I think that Nathan deserves good spanking!

    • lola

      ha-ha funny, agreed.

  • vuhugo

    I knew it was fake the day I read it. Steve Jobs would never reply to an email like that. Who did Nathan think he was to start an email with “Hi Steve” like that? If he wanted to make people believe that email was real, he would at least start with “Dear Mr. Jobs” or something.

  • Iconic

    I take everything I read in blogs with a grain of salt. Preface your blogs that the info is speculative when thats a possibility and you will never apologize for anything. Get use to using the word “appears” and it’s many variants in your writing as well.

  • http://www.iannoyances.com Ian

    Don’t feel bad, Seb. You did the right thing, and most of all you couldn’t know. Shame on you Nathan!

  • Cromardie

    Thanks for keeping it real Sebastien. I didn’t believe it as if Steve Jobs answers direct emails now after so much publicity regarding previous replies. That inbox would be hammered 24hrs a day…

  • http://appleiphonehelp.webs.com Nathan (theappleiphonehelper)

    you did the right thing. Thanks for this. :”) and my name is nathan to LOL

  • Gary

    You did the right thing. Thank you!

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  • Sucre187

    Hey Sebastien,
    The boy’s lie somewhat came true. I’m from Singapore and a close friend of mine works with a Telco company here as an iPhone 4 agent. She posted on her shoutout sometime last week on her FB. Regarding that she’s taking pre-orders for the White iPhone 4 due in December!
    I was surprised indeed.
    I can twit u the screenshot if you want. In case people think i’m the second liar. >.<

    Cheers.

    • http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com Sebastien

      Hey, yes please shoot a screenshot via Twitter. Thanks

  • John

    Here’s a site with more of those emails from Steve: http://www.emailsfromstevejobs.com

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  • http://www.white-iphone-deals.co.uk Rupert

    I had a feeling the white iphone 4 would be delayed and christmas would be too good to be true !
    Steve jobs please give us the white iphone before july ! nice blog post

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