Apple reiterates spring timeframe for white iPhone 4 release

“Customers who have waited nearly 10 months for the white version of the iPhone 4 won’t have to wait much longer,” Ian Sherr reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“Apple said Thursday the white iPhone was would be released in the spring, reiterating a projection the company made in October,” Sherr reports. “The company had previously indicated that manufacturing problems had delayed its release.”

Sherr reports, “Apple declined to comment about which carrier would initially carry the white iPhone 4. Bloomberg earlier reported that both AT&T and Verizon Wireless would get the white version.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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      1. you guys obviously are clueless and so thank God Apple is in charge of product design. i heard the same thing about multicolored iMacs, iPod minis, iPod nanos, MacBook Air, etc…

        1. I’m not saying there should not be a white iPhone. I’m saying anyone who actually waited so long, just to get a white one instead of a black one, is a fool. 🙂

  1. If true, this gives credence to recent rumors that iPhone 5 will come out in September, giving the white iPhone at least five months to be sold. I don’t think Apple would ship it just two months before the next gen.

    1. No way. Apple will still deliver the iPhone 5 in the usual June/July timeframe. It’s just the effing case that’s white. Any new technical features will be safely inside the case. I don’t think APPL will change the case much, if at all, for iPhone 5.

    2. No it doesn’t, but it does indicate that there won’t be a significant form factor change for the iPhone 5. Apple wouldn’t spend the time to get the white iPhone figured out just to cancel it a couple of months later.

      1. They won’t be cancelling it at all. Please note that the iPhone 3GS is still on sale and that Apple usually takes 6 or more months to get it’s latest models rolled out to podunk countries, so it will have a shelf life of at least a good 20 months.

        1. For this coming iPhone refresh, I don’t think iPhone 4 will become the “$49 with two-year contract” deal, like iPhone 3GS is currently. iPhone 3GS does not have the A4, Retina Display, gyroscopes, or user-facing camera. It is distinctly different in appearance and inferior compared to iPhone 4. iPhone 4 is still quite advanced, even after one year.

          In contrast, iPhone 5 (if that’s the name) will probably NOT be a drastic change from iPhone 4. The primary change will be an A5 instead of A4. I don’t think Apple will keep producing iPhone 4 after the iPhone 5 release, because they are too similar.

    3. It’s just a color change. If anything, Apple is testing out the production process to ensure the white design meets with (cosmetic) quality control standards, before they unleash it “full scale” for iPhone 5 production.

  2. Actually, iPhone 4 has not even approached the middle of its product cycle. If Apple will continue its practices, it will be sold until somewhere around the middle of 2012. White iPhone 4 sales will be measured in seven digits, and yes, that’s without the decimal point.

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