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For the third time since announcing it in June, Apple has pushed back the release of the white iPhone 4, now saying we won't see it until spring 2011. In...
10-27-2010, 07:36 AM #1
No White iPhone Until Spring: Apple
For the third time since announcing it in June, Apple has pushed back the release of the white iPhone 4, now saying we won't see it until spring 2011. In an apologetic statement, an Apple spokeswoman continued the official silence about the delays, declining comment. Guesses have ranged from discoloration of the Home button to backlight leakage around the bezel, and a new report out today asserts the issue is light leakage into the device, affecting the camera.
Apple's newly updated Store app includes a screen to reserve both black and white iPhone 4s. This raised some hopes that the long-awaited device might soon make it to store shelves, but attempting to use the app to reserve a white iPhone only produces the message "Because of high demand, we are not currently taking iPhone reservations." The buzz generated by the app may have led Apple to issue an official response. Gabriel Madway at Reuters quoted Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller as saying "We're sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone again," but not offering any reason why the phone has been repeatedly delayed. The white model was first pushed back to a launch in late July when the iPhone 4 was released in June. As July rolled around, Apple waved off the white iPhone to a vague "later this year."
The only story Apple has ever given for the delays is that the white iPhone turned out to be "more challenging to manufacture than expected". One white phone was spotted in New York, with the owner offering the story that a color mismatch between the device's body and Home button caused Apple to reject it. A separate storyline claims that light from the screen's backlight leaks around and through the less opaque white bezel, marring its appearance in low light. Cult of Mac's Leander Kahney put forth a new explanation today: light's not leaking out of the white iPhone 4, but into it. Quoting "a source with connections to Apple who asked to remain anonymous," Kahney claims that light leakage ruins pictures taken with the built-in camera. "You don't get accurate pictures on the white iPhone because of the color of the glass back," the source says. "It washes out the pictures."
Whatever the reason, the wait for a white iPhone 4 will continue well into the beginning of next year, and possibly longer given the track record to date. The fifth-generation iPhone is expected in June 2011, and may arrive sooner than the white fourth-generation iPhone.
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10-27-2010, 07:38 AM #2
Might as well wait for iPhone 5 cuz spring won't be that far from it... Or just get a black one and slap on a white case!
10-27-2010, 07:40 AM #3
10-27-2010, 07:57 AM #4
That's me laughing at everyone who said "I'll wait for the white iPhone 4"
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10-27-2010, 08:01 AM #5
I would love to have the white iPhone, but it is a no-brainer to just hold out and get the white 5th gen. The problems could/should be worked out by then.
10-27-2010, 08:04 AM #6
Makes me think that Apple planned this all along so they could sell the black iPhone 4 until sales go lower than a certain percentage then release the white one to boost more iPhone 4 sales until the newer version is released.
Maybe the white iPhone IS the iPhone 5
It's all part of the master plan. ha ha.
10-27-2010, 08:07 AM #7
I changed my front and back to a white and I dont have any light/camera issues at all, everything is perfect and looks perfect. If third party OEM companies can make it right, then why can't Apple?
10-27-2010, 08:10 AM #8
You know you'd think all these big corporate companies would have there **** together, but they really don't! I was gonna sell my black ip4 for a white one now it looks like ill just wait for the 5th gen
10-27-2010, 08:11 AM #9
Seriously...that's so stupid. Why the hell would I buy an iPhone 4 in the spring of 2011 when everybody knows by June or July the next iPhone would be expected. Unless they plan on delaying that one too...
10-27-2010, 08:13 AM #10
i saw this yesterday on engadget and just rolled my eyes and decided to give up. ive been waiting for the white one for my wife (i got mine the day it was released). i told her and she said "forget it, ill get the black one too." her old 3G looks like its had its day...
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10-27-2010, 08:20 AM #11
Wait a minute, where exactly did they say spring? All I've read all day is her sayin they're sorry to disappoint us again. Could be that theyre sorry for the mix-up with the apple store app and getting ppls hopes up to soon, holiday season is still little more than a month away..
10-27-2010, 09:02 AM #12
Well that sucks.
Just buy a black one and but the oem white case from ebay. =)
10-27-2010, 09:18 AM #13
Thats about as stupid as it gets Apple. It will be out in the spring . You would have to be a complete moron to wait for it when the 5th gen would be out a couple months later. 8 more months till iphone 5 , looks like my 3G will have to hold up until then.
10-27-2010, 09:22 AM #14
10-27-2010, 09:29 AM #15
I laughed at those who waited for the white iPhone. You'd be stupid to buy it since the iPhone 5 will be out a month after.
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10-27-2010, 10:18 AM #16
10-27-2010, 10:20 AM #17
Let me guess… Spring 2011: "The white iPhone will be delayed until June 24th."
10-27-2010, 10:25 AM #18
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10-27-2010, 10:28 AM #19
Apple talks about how the iPhone4 prematurely surfacing after the whole "bar" incident costing them sales of the 3G and 3GS and now they go and shoot themselves in the foot.
10-27-2010, 10:42 AM #20
FWIW I really don't see the iPhone 5 being much of an update at all. Personally I am stumped about what they will add. MAYBE 1080p recording and a better front facing camera? Doubt the processor will get an overhaul just a year into the game. I can almost guarantee they will keep the body the same, or very similar as they did with 3G-3GS. I personally don't think it is worth waiting at all, but that's just me.
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