You’ve probably heard that Apple finally released the white iPhone 4 after a ten month delay. If you bought the black iPhone 4 and you’re still under contract with your carrier, it’s not very financially reasonable to break your contract and purchase the white iPhone at full price.

There are several methods for turning your black iPhone into the beautiful, other-worldly, white specimen that Apple released last week. Let’s take a look at the options…

ColorWare – $250

The folks at ColorWare will actually paint your iPhone for you. Not only will they paint it white, but any other color you please. You can even mix and match colors for a rainbow iPhone. (Why hasn’t Apple thought of that yet?)

It will take about two weeks to paint your iPhone, but ColorWare is top of the line when it comes to this type of service. You can also order and color your iPhone at once from ColorWare for $1,350.

OMG, White Unicorn EyePhone Kit! – $16.45

Obama Pacman is selling a white iPhone 4 front/back mod kit that gives your iPhone the white look. They even offer the case with a retro, rainbow Apple logo for the back plate.

This kit is one of the cheapest methods for giving your iPhone 4 the white treatment. Although it’s not as detailed as a solution like ColorWare, it’s still enough of a kit to fool people into thinking you actually have a white iPhone. This kit is also very easy to install.

White Snap Case – $34.95

While it’s doesn’t exactly turn your black iPhone into a white one, the white Snap Case from Incase makes your iPhone 4 look white. This snap-on case will run you $35 and covers most of the iPhone in a decent protective skin.

This case allows easy access to all of the iPhone’s controls and definitely gives the initial impression that your iPhone is white. But let’s be honest, you won’t be fooling anyone with this case.

Nude Case – $19.99

This sexy case is super thin. SwitchEasy offers the Nude case in a range of colors, including white. Unlike the Snap case, the Nude fits incredibly close to your iPhone and is only 1mm thick.

You shouldn’t consider this case if you’re looking for something durable, but the Nude case from SwitchEasy is a nice option to give your iPhone 4 the white treatment.

Mophie Juice Pack Air – $79.95

The mophie series has been a famous line of iPhone cases for years. The “juice pack air” case comes in, you guessed it, white. Not only will this case provide your iPhone with protection, but it will also recharge your battery on the go.

The mophie cases aren’t cheap, but they’re some of the best quality cases in the business.

DIY – $?

Engadget has a helpful walkthrough on taking apart and modding your iPhone with white plates. If you’re into the DIY method, this solution could be the best option for you.

Be warned, if you choose to take apart and tamper with your iPhone 4, you will void your warranty and risk not being able to put it together again. This method is not for the faint of heart, but it offers the most genuine results for a truly modded white iPhone.

Hopefully this roundup helped you see the ways that you can make your own white iPhone 4. Don’t forget, if all else fails, there’s always spray paint. (Don’t really use spray paint.)

Have you modded your iPhone to give it the white treatment? Share you thoughts and stories with us below!

  • XepptizZ

    Tossed it into a bucket of bleach and hey presto, broken iphone.

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  • Romie

    I like my iPhone the way it is.

  • John

    My wife dropped her 3GS in the storm drain so we picked up a white 32 and I must say, it seems much snapper. Wonder if they have a tear down to see if it’s the same guts?

    • YouFool

      You seriously think an iPhone 4 will have the same guts as a 3GS? Where have you been since 2007?

      • I am sure he was asking if the white one has the same guts as the black iPhone 4.

        How much are the white plates and home button?

  • Lol some people are clueless

  • John

    Duh ahole, Ive got the IPhone 4. Guess I need to state the obvious to idiot people, Doug is obviously the smarter on the thread.

    • No you need to speak clearly stupid ass then you don’t have to state the obvious obviously huh ? Retard.

  • monkers

    Always turns into a bitch fight doesn’t it. My son made his white a while back, all in about £30. There are various help vids on the net on how to take it apart or the guy in your local broken screen repair place will probably do it for a few quid. Now play nicely children, things are seldom what they appear to be when you post on blogs. It’s nice to nice

    • Thanks for the kind words

    • topsy

      Few quid! Americans don’t use that word Quid. I love it that I live in Britain.

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  • Jerry

    is there any place that carry the official white housing of the iphone 4 for sale? and not the aftermarket ones that were going around

  • Sy

    Surely can’t use genuine on black ip4 as we have seen slightly diff size?

    • Jerry

      you are right

  • Joe

    I purchased the white iPhone 4 kit withe retina display and back plate for $139 on eBay and looks and works a treat.

  • Greg

    Just to clear something up …..
    I purchased white iPhone 4 yesterday and it is exactly the same size. I checked befor I purchased.
    From London with love 

  • my iphone is unlock and i m the member of so iphone 4 black is unlock nw hw 2 open tel me my unlock i m gettng problm 2much if u want anythng 4proof i cn give u plz support me i m vry grateful of urs

  • Nicholas

    Hello people

  • Nicholas

    Hello any body