White iPhone 4 confirmed for Spring 2011

White iPhone 4 confirmed for Spring 2011
Ah, the white iPhone 4! The saga around the mythical device might be closer to its end after official signage from Apple stores across the nation confirms previous information that the handset will be released in Spring 2011. This brings its release date even closer to the upcoming 5th gen iPhone, but we are yet to see if and how will this affect its sales.

But wait, it is the white iPhone after all, so the rumors do not end here. Just recently, a white iPhone 4 was seen in a bar.. Whole Foods Market in Seattle in the hands of a software engineer an Italian tester of the device who gave an even more precise launch date for the device in Europe. The Old Continent should be getting it as early as February 2011, if we are to believe his words. This is earlier than Apple's spring 2011 target, but what seems even more important is that the tester showed how the antenna was redesigned for the white unit to minimize the antennagate issue. The Italian tester also said that his testing group was having a hard time keeping the edges of the white iPhone 4 from yellowing.

Apple's original statement about the delay of the white iPhone 4 was rather vague and the release date was pushed back:

“White models of Apple's new iPhone 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July [later to become the end of the year, and finally – Spring 2011]. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.”

Most of the sources, however, agree that quality control issues such as yellowing of the edges or cracking of the device were the major reason for the delayed launch. Heck, there were even suggestions that Apple will reserve the white iPhone for Verizon only, but let's not overspeculate until we get real answers. In the meantime, let us know, would you rather get a white iPhone or wait a few more months for the fifth-generation iPhone?

source: 9to5mac and foundTJ via The Seattle Times

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iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5 inches
    960 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Apple A4, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1420 mAh
  • OS iOS 7.x



5. pja48142 unregistered

My contract is up on my 3G. I could care less that the 4G will ever come in white. But I won't renew for a 4G in any color. I'm waiting for the 5th gen. And apparently I'm the mythical satisfied AT&T customer. Been with them thru ATT, Cingular and back. My service is fine, and I travel for a living. I doubt highly that I'd switch away no matter what. I have no need to.

3. Mongre

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 06, 2010

I demand an announcement on the iPhone for Verizon! This long wait better be worth it after all.

4. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

I dont want all the retarded crapple fanboys coming to verizon

1. android_hitman unregistered

steve is very smart.. he's trying to see how stupid can the fans be .. they will all jump and buy another 4-5 mil white iphone 4 and then in july iphone5 comes out and apple will sell those even better than these ones. good job Jobs.

2. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

The iPhone has been around long enough for people to realize it is an annual thing. I expect some people to move over to the white version, but I believe majority of the people who wanted the white one either lost interest (after all, there are a bunch of new windows phones and android ones or they just gave in for the black one) or they continue to wait for it. I know for sure though, people don't specifically upgrade to the next iPhone if they don't have the upgrade available for it (unless they offer the option to upgrade for $18 bucks, but that isn't guaranteed every time [iphone 3g to iphone 3gs didn't have this option]). Another thought to throw out there is Apple only advertises when they have a new break-though. That is what they are known for in the advertising industry. They wouldn't throw in as much advertising towards a new iPhone color if there isn't really anything new about the product. If there isn't much advertising on the new color, it most likely won't be seen as something big enough to make substantial sales like when it launched the black one, which was considered new.

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