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  • White iPhone 4 Officially Delayed by Apple



    At the recent "Antennagate" press conference, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the white iPhone 4 will begin shipping by the end of this month.

    Not going to to happen.

    On Friday, Apple confirmed the suspicions of many by revealing that the manufacturing difficulties long reported with the white version of its updated smartphone have prompted the company the break down and admit that it simply won't be available until later this year. "White models of Apple's new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year," Apple stated this morning. "The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected."

    During Steve Jobs' presentation at the finger-pointing press conference that many are still talking about, the Apple chief indicated that his company would have its hands full for quite some time preparing the millions of free protective cases promised to every iPhone 4 customer through Sept. 30. It now appears that the manufacturing complexities of the white iPhone, combined with new production demands, and heightened attention toward not releasing a potentially flawed product have prompted the company to officially withdraw its commitment to shipping the white iPhone 4 in the coming days.

    During Apple's earnings conference call earlier this week with reporters and analysts, chief operating officer Tim Cook was pressured yet again to address when Apple may finally reconcile its longstanding issues with both supply an demand. "We honestly don't know is the answer," he said, "We have been pleasantly surprised at how fast this product has gotten out of the chute. If you look at how long it took us to sell the first million iPods, the 20-plus months versus the one month of iPad, it is a phenomenal difference."

    CBS News
    This article was originally published in forum thread: White iPhone 4 Officially Delayed by Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 108 Comments
    1. ceramicwhite's Avatar
      ceramicwhite -
      It's because the recalled all white phones in order to fix reception problems. Honestly I am so pissed with my phone
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Oh well, I have always had Black iphones besides the 1st Gen. Really had my eyes set on buying a White iPhone 4. For now I guess I will have to buy used 3gs for 200 bucks to use with AT&Ts $60 Unlimited Talk Text until iPhone 5 comes
    1. nicksti's Avatar
      nicksti -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      That the 2 minutes to research how the iPhone glass is made and realize it isn't just "pick color, done".
      White is a pain to get right.
      But something is not adding up HNB. I am not one to be a conspiracy theorist but sadly something is fishy.

      So the white iPhone we see on the website and marketing from Apple is photoshopped? If Apple is the sensible company we know they are then why would they put something out in advertising and promotion that they would find difficult to make at the same pace as its black counterpart? You would figure they made at least one already.

      We had 3 million black iPhones sold in 3 weeks. We would have to speculate on how many white iPhones Apple would want to manufacture before they started shipping them but if I went public during a damage control session and said "white iPhone at the end of the month" I would make damn sure I would be shipping at the end of the month whatever white iPhones I did have in stock. It makes you question the credibility of Apple on a whole during the whole public announcement and you ask "what else did Apple lie about?".

      It is my theory that many things went wrong for Apple when that iPhone got lost in a bar. I think the product was just not ready yet and was rushed to market. The iPhone was probably supposed to debut in August/September/October/November but things changed when we all saw it too early. Maybe they planned to package Bumpers with the phone but that went out the window as well due to insufficient quantity at time of sale.

      It is all quite strange.
    1. katmeef's Avatar
      katmeef -
      Quote Originally Posted by nicksti View Post
      It is my theory that many things went wrong for Apple when that iPhone got lost in a bar. I think the product was just not ready yet and was rushed to market. The iPhone was probably supposed to debut in August/September/October/November but things changed when we all saw it too early. Maybe they planned to package Bumpers with the phone but that went out the window as well due to insufficient quantity at time of sale.

      It is all quite strange.
      Why do you think it was 'probably supposed to debut in August/September/October/November' when every other generation of iphone was released in June or July?
    1. nicksti's Avatar
      nicksti -
      Quote Originally Posted by katmeef View Post
      Why do you think it was 'probably supposed to debut in August/September/October/November' when every other generation of iphone was released in June or July?
      Just wild speculation. If it was supposed to come out in July why are they so far behind on production for the white?
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Quote Originally Posted by cocoabean772 View Post
      You know what??... i cant wait for this phone in white anymore and apple is having so many problems right now.. well im going to go find a nice android Phone or maybe wait for the new windows 7 phones =D
      As one of thousands of extremely satisfied iPhone 4 owners, I say...SEE YA!
    1. Xtremeiphone's Avatar
      Xtremeiphone -
      another reason for people to complain. Here we go again !
    1. EdmundGerber's Avatar
      EdmundGerber -
      So - not one correct or positive thing came out of that scrawny, defensive little trolls mouth.

      Keep buying into the hype, sheep.

      Quote Originally Posted by eballesq View Post
      As one of thousands of extremely satisfied iPhone 4 owners, I say...SEE YA!
      Thousands - snicker....
    1. jamez87's Avatar
      jamez87 -
      To all the idiots posting "well I'm going to get my nice android phone then if I have to wait" go do one, we don't care, If you the iPhone 4 that bad just get a black one cause you all gone be the ones losing out getting a android phone you never really wanted!
    1. damod84's Avatar
      damod84 -
      I'll just wait for next years iPhone now. I'm sure facetime will be a lot better and all these antenna and sensor issues will be fixed. it's not the end of the world people jeez. I Iove my iPhone just as much as anyone but there's more important things to worry about.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      By the time the iPhone 4 white comes out, it'll be about half a year until the 5th gen iPhone, there is really no point in selling the white iPhone 4 now.
      This is by far Apple's worst iPhone yet it's the best
    1. oo3's Avatar
      oo3 -
      My friend told me Walgreen's has them.
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      Quote Originally Posted by ddfilms View Post
      if you really want a white one this site has the front and back covers for $200

      Apple iPhone 4 OEM white digitizer w/ back cover - Cellular Nationwide Network - Cellular
      OEM(original equipment manufacturer) How is it that this company has OEM front and back covers for the ip4 when apple hasn't even gotten the phone out yet?

      These websites put this OEM stamp on it so you will spend $200 on it. And as for the EBay item, ask them where they got an original equipment manufacturer part for a piece of equipment that doesn't exsist yet.

      Chances are they are shoty attempts at a replica. Not interested.
    1. soulboy's Avatar
      soulboy -
      Ordered my bumper through the program on Friday, and have just received an email say it will be delivered in 3 working days, happy as it said 3 to 5 weeks. I'm in the UK
    1. jbounnoi's Avatar
      jbounnoi -
      ^^ thats good .. i still want that white iphone tho..
    1. HappyMac's Avatar
      HappyMac -
      Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
      Well if they would have shipped it and the White turned Yellow... Then I wonder how much more disappointing that would be? I find it quite amazing that no matter what they do some will not be happy.

      Spin on article...meh
      Dude, a Yellow iPhone would be EPIC :P
    1. highrider17's Avatar
      highrider17 -
      still crossing my fingers for a purple model ((:
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by highrider17 View Post
      still crossing my fingers for a purple model ((:
      I heard if you give your white iPhone the death grip it eventually turns purple before the bars go to 0 and the phone dies
    1. jih128's Avatar
      jih128 -
      im so glad i didnt jump to buy the iphone. i was going to buy it around the start of university, but apple has just been a constant problem lately. not only does their carrier suck, but now their products are failing horribly. even though i was going to go for a black iphone, im just pissed now.

      step your game up apple!
    1. iKiro's Avatar
      iKiro -
      Quote Originally Posted by HappyMac View Post
      Dude, a Yellow iPhone would be EPIC :P
      leave it in lemon juice a few days so it stains.