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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. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Just wait for iPhone 5
      Agreed! I'm sure people will still buy a white iPhone 4 when it comes out, but the iPhone 5 will still knock it out.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      It is still a great move by Apple as they will be able move even more phones. People will buy a white Ip4 because it will be the newest and greatest thing. Not everyone is savvy to Apples release dates ( referring to the timing of year they traditionally release products) as the consumers like the most of us who actually somewhat follow Apple. From a business perspective, if they did indeed release a white version of the I phone 4 just before the release of the next gen, that would be smart. It will keep the phones moving out the doors, and profit rolling in!
    1. Chityuulay's Avatar
      Chityuulay -
      sound like no iphone 5 for this year but white iphone 4 .
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      This is great news for my mother, she has been wanting to buy the WHITE iPhone 4 and is now happy to hear it will actually be released, she will still buy the phone even though an iPhone 5 is coming, it has everything she needs and needs no more.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I would love a (red) special addition like they've done with iPods in the past.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I would love a (red) special addition like they've done with iPods in the past.
      I'd love that too, I've never got why apple hasn't expanded the colour range of iPod touches and iPhones like they have with other iPods
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      I'd love that too, I've never got why apple hasn't expanded the colour range of iPod touches and iPhones like they have with other iPods

      It's going to be a Red Christmas Miracle
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I will stick with black
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I guess "Better dead than red" doesn't apply here?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      No
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Too late. Might as well release it along side iPhone 5 or instead of it. Don't need another hardware update but a major iOS update is needed. Ie get rid of horrible grey/white UI.
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      almost 4got that something like this still exists
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Also confirmed iPhone 5 will be coming in purple which will be delayed 6 months
    1. FancyMan's Avatar
      FancyMan -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      I guess "Better dead than red" doesn't apply here?
      Lmao!!
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      When you suckers sell your black ones at discount for a white one I'll be there
    1. TheGrandFinale2001's Avatar
      TheGrandFinale2001 -
      I'm still not seeing what is so special about the white iPhone to make someone wait a year later to get an iPhone period
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by Method2001 View Post
      I'm still not seeing what is so special about the white iPhone to make someone wait a year later to get an iPhone period
      Everything is better in white
      Not being racist

      I don't know just cause it's different and stands out more
      Plus they sell for $50-150 more on eBay
    1. rabbit_'s Avatar
      rabbit_ -
      Sorry but once you go black you don't go back had White iphone 3GS nice to look at but one scratch and u can see it for miles stick with my black iphone 4 thanks
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Wow guys who ever thought we would have an iPhone on Verizon before we had a white iPhone 4?
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Well I just checked and I am eligible for an upgrade in June
      I am eligible in March..... but not going to buy the iPhone 4 I am going to wait until they release the next one.