Teenage gadget geek makes $130,000 reselling white iPhone 4 parts he bought from supplier in China

The New York teenager, who speaks fluent Chinese, managed to make contact with Apple’s Chinese supplier, Foxconn.

Using his contacts in China, Lam ordered in legitimate white iPhone parts directly from the factory and then re-sold them as conversion kits for depser\te Apple fans to upgrade their phones.

Fei Lam has made a small fortune selling white iPhone parts

Fei Lam has made a small fortune selling white iPhone parts

His website, whiteiphonefournow.com, sells the white iPhone kits foor $279 each and he has already made more than $130,000.

‘I knew a guy from a few years back that had somewhat of a relationship with folks in Foxconn,’ Lam said.

Publicity from several leading technology websites such as TechCrunch and CNET have seen his sales take off.

‘I'm very thankful, cause for months I was struggling for an idea that would bootstrap my first startup and help pay for college,’ Lam told the New York Observer.,

He says he intends to study at New York University and study computer science or business.

Now he says that he has received a threatening legal letter warning him to immediately stop his sales of white iPhone parts.

Apple’s white iPhone has been one of the most eagerly-anticipated gadget launches in recent years –even though it is nothing more than a different coloured fascia.

The white iPhone 4

The white iPhone 4 is one of the most sought-after gadgets on the planet - but its launch has been put back until next year

Last month Apple announced that it would delay release of the white iPhone again, this time until next spring.

The latest version of the popular handset, the iPhone 4, was released in June, but the white model was delayed first to July, then to the end of the year and now to early next year.

'We're sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone again,' Apple said.

Apple has never said exactly why the white iPhone has been so troublesome to produce. The company has only said the white model was 'more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected.'

Rumours about the white iPhone have been on Apple-focused blogs for months, with explanations ranging from colour-matching problems to an issue with the device's backlight.

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