“Apple Inc. will begin selling a white model of the iPhone 4 in the next few weeks after a 10- month delay, according to three people familiar with the plans”,” Tim Culpan, Adam Satariano and Greg Bensinger report for Bloomberg.
“The new version will be available from AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless by the end of April, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public,” Culpan, Satariano and Bensinger report. “The release was stalled as Apple resolved manufacturing challenges, including paint that peeled under heat, one person said.”
Culpan, Satariano and Bensinger report, “Adding a white model to the black-only lineup may help spur demand before Apple can release the next generation of its top- selling product. Apple, the world’s largest technology company by market capitalization, isn’t planning to unveil a new iPhone at its June developers’ conference, the occasion for previous launches, two people familiar with the matter said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Well, in case you were wondering, ludicrous ineptitude in the tech world isn’t just sequestered in Redmond. And, anyone who waited this long for a white iPhone 4 ought to be attended to by the men in white coats. 😉
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