White Apple iPhone 4 in transit to U.S. stores this weekend
Regardless, the white version of the phone is expected to boost sales of the model in a year when the next generation iPhone isn't expected until we get closer to the 2011 holiday shopping season. The delay from a summer introduction should give Apple enough time to prepare enough CDMA and GSM units of the iPhone 5 to allow both AT&T and Verizon to offer it at the same time.
The white version of the Apple iPhone 4 had been delayed prior to the launch of the black model. Light leaking out from the casing was a major issue and Apple tried various numbers of coatings before the problem was solved.
1. eren (unregistered)
yay we can buy even more pricey 1 year old(dont get me wrong iPhone4 is still ok..)smartphone in even more cheap looking color...sweet :)
13. ssjassassin (Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)
I have always liked white though you are correct on the one year old phone deal.
24. 15eerf2 (unregistered)
Off topic sorry, but finally someone managed to state an opinion that differs from the poster and then acknowledge a good point! Without using slurs, swearing, or getting mean about it. Maybe there's hope for the "internetz" after all. =,]
Seriously though, I do hope they can make a white iphone 5 available immediately after release. We all know 4 will be super dated soon so I guess that is a deal breaker to a lot.
30. quakan (Posts: 1148; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
I don't think people realize how revolutionary this device is...not is only is the device a year old, apple has managed to make the phone white!!! OMG am I the only one who sees that with the color change the device now is more than capable than any supercomputer? As a matter of fact, what the hell am I sitting at my laptop for still, i need to go camp out because at $200 this practically a steal!!!
2. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Funny thing is that this 1 year old phone will outsell any other phone out there.
15. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Nope, don't think so. Not gonna happen. The white iPhone 4 will sell, no doubt about it, but there's no major hype around it at this point. People don't buy the iPhone for the color. Some freaks may buy it because they're that obsessed, but at this point there's no reason for a rush to happen over a different color.
17. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
uh i think those 18 million or whatever activated iphones last quarter prove u wrong...
20. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'm saying that there won't be a new explosion of sales for the white iPhone like there was for the Verizon iPhone 4. Did you read what I said? It will still sell, but the new color won't have any kind of incredible impact on the sales of the phone.
26. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Jesus Lucas, how much of a moron can you possibly be? do you read before you post???
25. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I think the first comment was just trying to say the iP4 is getting a little long in the tooth to still be charging launch day prices. Would it have killed Apple to throw in an A5 chip, an 8MP camera, or HDMI out... Something other than white paint to help justify the price tag? With that said I still think this unicorn is gonna be top dog again. Ill never understand how Apple can offer so little and still have people camping out just to be first. But love them or hate them, you can't argue with Apple's success.
4. joey18 (Posts: 504; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)
I wan one but im waiting for the iphone 5. ..
5. Vzw-Gw (unregistered)
yea taco50 about that iphone outselling anyphone.. Do some research the htc thunderbolt outsold the iphone on verizon
10. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I'm not sure where you're getting your research but according to VZW's latest earnings report. The company activated 2.2 million iPhone 4s vs 260,000 HTC Thunderbolts. Even with a few months head start, the Thunderbolt has NOT outsold the iPhone 4.
16. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You have it bass ackwards, I'm afraid. The iPhone 4 had a head start on the Thunderbolt with a huge online release. The Thunderbolt has been released with very little fanfare, comparatively, and doesn't have the brand recognition the iPhone 4 has. Reports show that over the past month the Thunderbolt has been pulling ahead in sales; considering the top heavy sales of the 4, I'm not surprised.
18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
well is that the iphone's fault everybody wants it? ur saying the thunderbolt should be given a booster just because the iphone is more wanted?
21. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
*rolls eyes* Look, iFanboy, I'm not looking for a fight. I'm just trying to set facts straight. I'm saying that the Thunderbolt is not marketed nearly as strongly as the iPhone is; only the original Motorola Droid had a marketing campaign on par with what Apple pulls all the time for their products. Furthermore, all the major media outlets are always bleating about the iPhone, whereas Android doesn't get much mention by places like CNN unless it's being bashed. Many, many more people know about the iPhone walking in than they do about Android; it's not that they necessarily are informed customers who want the iPhone more because they know what its competition is like, they simply don't know any better. And many people I know who currently have the iPhone are considering Android options instead now.
22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Actually the thunderbolt had ads for it for about a month before it even came. Also Verizon has ran special promotions for the thunderbolt specifically where people were getting it as low as $99. You're marketing excuse is getting pretty lame. You act like only Apple has access to advertising. Also 260,000 sales is not impressive compared to how the iPhone sold any way you dice it.
23. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Tell me that the iPhone is not more aggressively marketed in stores, online and on TV and does not have greater brand recognition than HTC, Taco. Just tell me so I can laugh at your stupidity. And yes, 260,000 is over twice as much as the original Droid sold in its first month, which was VERY heavily marketed, so you once again prove that you DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, TACO.
31. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Yeah sorry about that, I meant that the iPhone had a head start. Your child-ish remark is not necessary though. What is necessary is some links to these "reports" you're talking about. Then I'll agree with your statements :-)
32. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You obviously read Phonearena. The reports were listed right in the news page. Are you going to insist on being lazy? If so I'll insist on being "childlike."
33. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
btw, I wasn't childlike. I just said that you had things bass ackwards, which, btw, destroyed your entire argument for why the Thunderbolt seemingly got crushed.
But since you insist on links...http://www.phonearena.com/news
As for the idea of the Thunderbolt outselling the original Droid, it appears I was wrong. But for the fact that 4G just...isn't...everywhere...yet, and a great deal of Verizon's customers are spread out over rural areas, again, I'd say 260,000 units overall for one month of sales isn't bad at all.
6. Tottenham (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
I think the iPhone is a great piece of equipment. I won't buy one as it is not 4G (and apparently won't be for at least a year or more), and if I'm locking myself into a two year agreement I'm going to get a phone that is cutting edge. At least with the GSM version, even though it's not 4G, one can talk and access data simultaneously. However, I really do not get the whole obsession with the elusive white version. It's the same phone. If you want it to be white, buy a silicone jacket.
27. 3MTA3 (unregistered)
So, you want a iphone becuase it is a great piece of equipment and cutting edge but it isn't 4G? You retard there are apple is never cutting edge. Everything cutting edge is DROID bitch becuase of an open platform you can acheive this nto a closed source.
29. Tottenham (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
Hey dick cheese, re-read the post. I said it's a great piece of equipment, but if I'm going to lock into a new 2 year agreement it's going to be with a cutting edge device. That statement would indicate that I DO NOT regard the iPhone as cutting edge. Learn to read, write, and comprehend before making any additional posts. Retard!
7. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I wonder, you think Apple could have fabricated or exaggerated the delay of the white iPhone to this point so that it could increase sales of it while we wait for it to announce its next generation this supposed holiday season? It just seems very convenient for them to finally release another color option that I'm sure will sell like Lady GaGa Monster Ball tour tickets months before the release of a new iPhone.
What do you think?
14. applecore (unregistered)
I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see the iPhone5 released until 2012.
19. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
nahh.. to long even for apple. they want the holiday rush
28. xion (unregistered)
white iphone will definitely rocks
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