White iPhone 4 in short supply, replaced by iPhone 4S at stores

White iPhone 4 in short supply, replaced by iPhone 4S at stores
Remember how elusive and sought after the white iPhone 4 was back in the days? Launching it took forever, but after the painfully long wait, the crowds of iFans were finally presented with a prettier version of their favorite handset. Today, the white iPhone 4 appears to be somewhat of a rare breed already, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.

White iPhone 4 smaprtphones are being replaced by iPhone 4S at a number of Apple stores across the United States and Canada. Word comes from sources for 9to5Mac, who claim that due to short supply of the white 16GB model, people with a faulty iPhone 4 that is still covered by warranty are being given a 16GB white iPhone 4S as a replacement.

Now, the sources also point out that not all Apple stores are being affected, so if you go and ask for your white iPhone 4 to be replaced, there is no guarantee that you will be given the newer model instead. Also, the iPhone 4S handsets given as replacements are said to be refurbished units. Still, considering that you get a better camera, faster processor, and Siri integration, that the replacement unit is refurbished should not be too hard to overcome.

source: 9to5Mac

Related phones

iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)
iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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13 Comments

1. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Nice!

13. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

*thumbs up* Can't argue with you on this one...

2. wendygarett unregistered

Free Siri!!!!

3. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

people who got the iphone 4s for iphone 4,,,,,,,,,,,,everything for those people changed yet again..........................lol

4. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Say what you want rg, let's see an android/wp manufacturer do that.

5. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Say what you want isheep

6. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

They have actually but it was Asurion insurance covering the replacements . I've heard cases where individuals with a Droid X received a Droid X2 instead.

12. xoutrageousx

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

of course, once the phone is discontinued and pay a hefty deductible, Asurion will more than happy to replace it.

7. DroidGod

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

That is correct shadow... there is a 3rd party insurance called Esecuritel, that i highly recommend to consumers. Esecuritel insurance is similar to Asurion, the difference is Esec will replace the phone in store with a new device. Another plus with Esec is.. lets say ive had a Droid 2 for a year and a half and i come in to do an Esec claim, Esec will replace your phone with the comprable device simply because they do not carry the Droid 2 in store.

8. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

awww yea a refurbished 4S, i guess thats better?

9. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Does the assurance insurance cost money??

10. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

So if someone bought a white iphone 4 and someone else bought a white iphone 4s could YOU tell the difference? (or a replacement for that matter)

11. isac417

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

what about iphone4 8gb black verizon?

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