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  • White iPhone 4 Back from the Dead?


    Apple is apparently sticking to its latest story that white iPhone 4s will be available in the spring: new signs revealed by 9to5Mac show Apple is advertising the model for sale once again. When the white iPhone 4 disappeared from the Apple Online Store a couple months ago, many observers interpreted that as a quiet obituary for the long-awaited model. Still, a spring launch would put it just a few months ahead of the expected iPhone 5, at a time when demand is low.

    The white iPhone 4 may have been the subject of more stories than any nonexistent product in history. Apple announced it along with the black iPhone 4 at the official launch in June and immediately telegraphed that it would be delayed for a month, saying that "have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected. When July rolled around, Apple then said they wouldn't be available until "later this year," and in October they pushed it back again, this time to spring 2011. Immediately after that announcement, though, the white iPhone 4 was removed from the Online Store and the Apple Store app, prompting rumors that the product had been completely canceled.

    Apple has never given any reason for the delay, other than the vague "challenging to manufacture" comment. Reports have implicated various causes, including difficulty matching the color of the Home button, the inability of the white case front to block the glow of the backlight, and ambient light leaking through the white case back ruining images taken by the built-in camera.

    A new iPhone 5 is expected in June or July of next year, and sales usually slow down every year as people anticipate the new generation. Launching a variant of the iPhone 4 at that time is seen as a risky move by Apple, so some observers wonder if Apple will lower the price or add features to help it sell.

    Source: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: White iPhone 4 Back from the Dead? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      haha well hopefully they have either figured out the white case issues or have gone to a totally different design for the iPhone 5
      I was thinkng that since they still plan to have to the white johns four that the new iPhone will probably be the same style with just some upgrades, like from the 3G to 3Gs
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by EskimoRuler View Post
      I was thinkng that since they still plan to have to the white johns four that the new iPhone will probably be the same style with just some upgrades, like from the 3G to 3Gs
      I'd say false since the design of the i4 is the reason for the carrier drop call problems