White Apple iPhone 4 production to start in March, shipping to begin in April?

White Apple iPhone 4 production to start in March, shipping to begin in April?
After months of trying to solve production problems with the white Apple iPhone 4, the GSM version of the phone will start to be manufactured with a white body and should be shipped and be available next month. This rosy view comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with Concord Securities, who said that the Cupertino based firm has started to use a new film material in the production of the white version of the phone. The new film eliminates the problems that had plagued the firm in getting a white iPhone 4 to the public. The timing should be no surprise as we earlier reported that the iPhone 4 variant would be available this spring.

Earlier attempts to produce a white Apple iPhone 4 resulted to too many units that were defective based on Apple's high manufacturing standards. As a result, the decision was made to pull the plug on the model until it could be produced with a higher percentage of acceptable units. Apple has partnered with a Japanese company that has developed a painting technique that gives the manufacturer more control over the thickness of the paint being sprayed on the phone and this apparently is the solution that will enable production of the white GSM model to begin this month with shipments starting in April. Earlier speculation centered on the delay coming from light leaking out of the device.

As proof that Apple has solved the problem producing its devices in white, last week CEO Steve Jobs said that a white version of the new Apple iPad 2 will be launched this Friday, the same day that the original black tablet will be available. Still, until Apple makes an announcement to confirm that the white iPhone 4 is on the way, there will continue to be those skeptics who will say that they have heard it all before. And of course,, there are those who feel that with an expected iPhone 5 coming this summer, putting money and effort into a white iPhone 4 would be a waste at this point in the game.

source: AppleInsider


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18 Comments

1. jaysee unregistered

alot to late lmao

2. android_hitman unregistered

what's the point???? iphone 5 it's just around the corner

3. arena

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

This would still sell if they lower its price. That way those who would like to save money and own a somewhat new iphone4 would go for this.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Never understood the White iPhone fervor. With all-glass construction you need a case anyhow.

5. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

What's new? Get over the fact that the iPhone 4 isn't in white and probably won't be for a while. I don't care about what color the iPhone is because I don't really like iOS. Also because if I were to want my phone a different color, I'd just buy a case. Cases come in all kinds of colors and some even have designs on them.

6. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

Well just because you don't like it doesn't mean other people don't

7. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Now, what would you call those that decide to buy this white iPhone 4? I would love to see them deny fanboyism or being a tool. Also, I don't think the new iPhone is going to be called iPhone 5. I have a feeling it's going to be called iPhone 4X, for extra large or some something.

8. DaveDaDude

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 08, 2011

You ever think not everyone needs or wants the newest phone out and maybe some people never made the plunge for the black IP4 as they were waiting on the white IP4 to release. The stupidity of some of the people on this board never ceases to amaze me. You call people Apple fanboys, yet you sit here badmouthing them and you pledge your allegiance to who, Android, Blackberry, a corportaion that doesn't even know you exist. Get a life!

9. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Dave...I'm pretty much in love with you... We can pretty much assume that a new iPhone will come out this summer and the iPhone 4 will drop in price. Honestly, I think it's awesome that the 3GS is $49. So many people only go for their basic phones because they seriously can't afford a smartphone/data plan. At least with AT&T, they've made it so more people can get into a smartphone. I'm not AT&T fan by any means, but people on fixed incomes, elderly folks, and students can now afford smartphones. So yes, people will buy an iPhone 4 even if an iPhone 5 comes out. What's wrong with that? If it were 3 years ago, the cheapest smartphone was $249.99...

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Exactly. With all this talk of Apple offering cheaper iPhones, bigger iPhones, etc. Why not just keep offering the "old" model like AT&T has? The iPhone 5 will undoubtedly be competitive with the dual-core Android phones coming this spring/summer, and will compete with them on price. Meanwhile the iPhone 4 can soldier on against midrange Androids. Everybody wins.

12. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

I guess fanboy would apply to you since you decided to get all defensive about it. Last I checked, this is technology we're talking about here. You can talk about having preferences all you want, but the next iPhone is just around the corner and it would be stupid to even consider a white iPhone 4. So what you're saying is you've waited 9 months for a white iPhone but you can't wait 3 more for the next generation iPhone that could possibly come in white also?

18. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I think what we are saying is that this new iPhone 4 isn't going to be fore people who are looking for the newest iPhone. It's going to be for people who are looking for a lower priced iPhone. If you look at the prices of Smartphones, they dropped significantly when the 3G was marked down to $99 in 2009 when the 3GS came out. Before that, the Palm Centro was the cheapest smartphone on the market at $149.99. It did some to lower the prices of smartphones overall, but when the most wanted smartphone lowered its price to $99, it forced a lot of makers to try and match it. All this is good for consumers. I like Apple, true, but my post is more on people who don't have a lot of cash getting a smartphone, Apple or Google wise.

10. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

This is not a repeat from March 2010

13. tech_life unregistered

I hope this is true, I've always been a fan of White iPhones. If not I'll just stick with Sprint & get a White EVO.

15. HollywoodCole71 unregistered

If Apple is coming out with a white iphone 4 now, that must mean that the iphone 5 either wont be that much of an upgrade or its not coming out for a while. if the iphone 5 was going to be such a huge upgrade you would think they would just wait to make that one white.

16. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

who cares is not thrue iphone 5 is coming will be more posible

17. android_hitman unregistered

btw, nice photoshop on that picture :) IP4 will never come out

19. brett012405

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 11, 2011

I don't know why Apple would come out with a white iphone now...especially if the iphone 5 is supposedly coming in June/July of this year. Maybe coming out for Verizon and the they will release the iphone 5 for AT&T in the summer and wait till February for the Verizon iphone 5 release? Who knows....obviously Apple has something up their sleeves because people go crazy over the new iPhone when it comes out. So I guess we all will be waiting to see the outcome come summertime.

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