“Apple is expected to begin production of its long-awaited [white] iPhone 4 sometime this month, with shipments no later than early April, according to one analyst’s checks,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
MacDailyNews Take: 10 months late. Apple really screwed the pooch with this one.
“Manufacturers will initiate production of the GSM-based iPhone 4 version in white enclosures and begin dispatching them to Apple ahead of general availability planned for next month, Concord Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told AppleInsider,” Hughes reports. “Apple has made changes the ‘film material to solve the full-lamination problem that [was] the reason why white iPhones [were] delayed,’ he added. The handset was first scheduled to debut last June. Kuo did not provide a timeframe for a white CDMA-based iPhone.”
MacDailyNews Take: Why bother? iPhone 5 will be here before you know it (and probably before the mythical white iPhone).
Hughes reports, “Apple was forced to delay the white iPhone 4 numerous times in 2010 citing manufacturing issues. The most recent delay was announced by Apple in October…”
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MacDailyNews Take: Well, look on the bright side, if Apple has to have some public screw ups, we’d rather it’s a product pigmentation boondoggle than something important. Until we’re told otherwise, we blame Papermaster.
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