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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. Ms.o's Avatar
      Ms.o -
      Hmmm...Still waiting
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ms.o View Post
      Hmmm...Still waiting
      i know its not the same but went to www.icarbons.com - Home and made my recently purchased black iphone white it looks pretty sweet
    1. John1177's Avatar
      John1177 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      i know its not the same but went to www.icarbons.com - Home and made my recently purchased black iphone white it looks pretty sweet
      This looks pretty sharp.I have a clear-coat on my 3gs and love it. Clearest screen saver I have ever had on any of my iphones. Is this carbon one supposed to be as tough and protective as the clear-coat? Is the screen saver really clear? If so, then this is the best option I have seen for those that want to go white..
    1. shrubb441's Avatar
      shrubb441 -
      any new news on possible production times? i have heard "later this year" floating around but is that like sept or december? just curious if there is any progress. heard it was a matter of the white paint keeping the opacity and remaining thin enough for clearance but dont hold me to anything lol
    1. AE Motoring's Avatar
      AE Motoring -
      anyone have any new news about this? supposed to finally be released
    1. newportgambler's Avatar
      newportgambler -
      probably end of year at best. quantity + problems = long delay
    1. thegoldenhand's Avatar
      thegoldenhand -
      is it true that the reason for delay on the white iphone is because of quality issues? i read somewhere that the white paint wears off or it not "white" enough and that the other demo units, the white paint was too thick that it was blocking the antenna. i'm one of those waiting for the white iphone. maybe a thanksgiving/black friday launch?
    1. SupaElitexxx20's Avatar
      SupaElitexxx20 -
      white one is cool looking and its just different from the conventional black, I am sure that's why everyone wants one including me .You guys needs to stop bashing Apple like that. When they deliver they do come true and we are happy with the finish product,Since Apple started in producing Iphones, this was the 1st strike, they sort of messed up on designing the phone. Its not all that bad either,Its the sleekest phone ever made out of its kind and compare to all the others that are competing with the iphone. For right now all you have to do is Jail break your current iphone and have fun with it till the White one comes out or a new one.. lol I have the 3gs and loving it,since I Jailbreak it. I can make video calls just like the Iphone 4 and I can chance my themes to look like a HTC or Droid, Now which phone on the Market can do all of this with a little tweaking of course. So come on guys,cut Apple some slack..