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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. boxxa's Avatar
      boxxa -
      In similar news, the white iPhone4 will also be carrying the Verizon logo.


      /sarcasm
    1. ctrobins's Avatar
      ctrobins -
      I'm glad I didn't hold-out for the White one!

      On a different note, with the antenna issue and now this... I would expect that in 11 months when the NEW iPhones come out, they will be an order of magnitude better!

      Whether you like Apple or not, they are running an extremely successful business, and we can all be certain they will learn from their mistakes.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Black iPhone 4...white bumper...refund on white bumper processed July 22...I am happy.
    1. Dayvidpriddy's Avatar
      Dayvidpriddy -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecd5000 View Post
      white is sleeker looking. think before you talk
      No it's not!
    1. skew's Avatar
      skew -
      Apple looked at the pre-order sales of white ones there is only 0.053% on order so this is not an issue for this very small group of customers to wait. Or only 1 more person per 100 wants a white one over 3gs white one. Then to make everyone happy they will sell them in 3-5 months. LOL
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      Well white iPhone 4 delayed again..due date.."sometime this year" *maybe winter?? Let it snow white iPhone 4..gee can't wait that long..might just hop on a droid OS phone..looking now..my 3GS needs to be upgraded..but I'm not 100% sure yet my 3GS is running good..apple iPhone 4 is been nothing but a bum launch/problems....

      It's funny..

      "The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected."

      Gee, the only one available for purchase is "more popular"? No one has held the white ones only them press people at the wwdc..
    1. wareagle5693's Avatar
      wareagle5693 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
      No it's not!
      Yes. It is.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Quote Originally Posted by pacmac View Post
      my 3GS needs to be upgraded..but I'm not 100% sure yet my 3GS is running good.
      If it is running fine why does it need to be upgraded? It is just one year old and with iOS4 you get just about everything that the iPhone 4 gets minus some hardware advancements.
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      I'm glad I didn't wait. I would've been dissappointed. Everything happens for a reason.
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Lol I've never bought a black iPhone anyways...my 3G, 3GS, and i4 are all black and there was no color choice for my original iPhone so....
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Guess I'm getting the black one
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Quote Originally Posted by LastSonOfKrypton View Post
      Might as well just order one of those $250 DIY white iPhone kits.
      $250 DIY white iPhone kits hahahaha. might as well wait for the phone hahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha.
    1. pldtboy's Avatar
      pldtboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kenny3Stacks View Post
      So the report(s) on the 'end of month' shipment being a smokescreen was true...
      Yes just to cover up the antenna problem and to make their
      faithful customers happy...
    1. knight01's Avatar
      knight01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carrbone View Post
      I think a lot, u should stop. Except I don't because I'm an ignorant idiot
      Wow... You won the most idiotic comment of the day! Congratulations! After reading your comment, I realized that it why people like you who had a brain with the size of pea exist
      in this world?! I wonder if you say that to a *** person or a
      straight guy holding a white iphone? I just hope one of
      these days someone will break your neck. Guess you like to discriminate people.
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      Remember when they had the press Steve said white will ship end of July well that was a lie.."Julie" hahaha
    1. Chuck1969's Avatar
      Chuck1969 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A_DuB187 View Post
      Lol I've never bought a black iPhone anyways...my 3G, 3GS, and i4 are all black and there was no color choice for my original iPhone so....
      Wait...what?!
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
      If it is running fine why does it need to be upgraded? It is just one year old and with iOS4 you get just about everything that the iPhone 4 gets minus some hardware advancements.
      yeah I don't update right away I always wait a good month to get bugs fixs ect..but iPhone bit more lagging this time..I'm good till winter..I hope Santa makes it snow white iPhone 4
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      what the **** i have been waiting for white for months now i will have to wait till the end of the year not sure if i can do that. Apple frustrates me sometimes
      The iPhone 4 has been available to the public exactly one day less then a month. Nice try though.