Fei Lam purchases white iPhone parts directly from Foxconn, the overseas factory that manufactures the iPhone 4, and sells them to customers for up to $279 for the complete kit. Lam has sold more than US$130,000 in conversion kits, which he says will help him pay for college.
It sounds like a typical, all-American success story...but of course, someone higher up is trying to smack him down. Lam says he has received an email from a "private investigator" accusing him of selling stolen goods. "They are some kind of anti-counterfeit/trademark firm, which sounds ridiculous, similar to what Apple is bringing up to remove White iPhone 4 Listings on eBay. I don't know how this legal stuff works."
It's truly sad if Apple is going after this kid instead of the manufacturer who probably shouldn't be selling him the parts.
Even worse Apple is forcefully removing eBay listings for legitimately modded iPhones 4s by claiming the "item(s) is a counterfeit product which infringes the trademark owners rights". This despite the auction clearly listing the iPhone as being modded to be white rather then being a real white iPhone from Apple.