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Will launch in Spring 2011

When Apple launched its iPhone 4 earlier this summer, the phone was supposed to be available in both black and white variants. Black models started shipping right away, while there was supposed to be a slight delay for the white models.

As time went on, however, Apple began to waver a bit when it came to a definite shipping time for the white iPhone. In late July, the company issued the following statement:

White models of Apple's new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.

Now it appears that the white iPhone 4 is going to be delayed even further -- until Spring 2011. John Paczkowski of the Wall Street Journal's Digital Daily says that he received official confirmation from Apple about the prolonged delay.

There has been plenty of speculation as to why the white iPhone has been delayed, but the general consensus is that Apple (actually, Steve Jobs) is so obsessed with perfection that the paint thickness/color matching on the white iPhone 4 has not been up to par. Specifically, Apple manufacturing partners are having problems matching the specific shade of white on the front of the phone with the white Home button according to Pocket-lint.

However, the question remains, will people even care anymore by the time Spring 2011 rolls around? Everyone who wanted an iPhone 4 is likely to have one by that point and the inevitable iPhone 5/iPhone 4G will be right around the corner.

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RE: Or....
By JasonMick on 10/26/2010 11:03:18 PM , Rating: 4
I wonder if Apple will have fixed its locked screen security flaw by then, or whether buyers of the white "magical" iPhone 4 will have their personal info still in jeopardy due to Apple's moronically incompetent security.

Note no sarcasm tags, I'm actually unsure of whether they will deem it worthwhile to protect their customers' privacy and fix that problem, given that it's taken them years to fix some of their past bugs... If you follow Apple for long enough you start to seriously wonder these things...

RE: Or....
By Brandon Hill on 10/26/2010 11:08:30 PM , Rating: 2
Lock screen flaw is fixed in iOS 4.2

RE: Or....
By JasonMick on 10/26/2010 11:40:26 PM , Rating: 2
Well that's good news at least, for iPhone owners.

RE: Or....
By sprockkets on 10/27/2010 12:09:00 AM , Rating: 1
There will be no fix necessary. The white iphone when ready will be so beautiful that any would be thief will be twitterpated into staring at it, rendering such a person incapable of stealing personal info.

RE: Or....
By invidious on 10/27/2010 9:32:18 AM , Rating: 2
Your stealing it wrong.

RE: Or....
By ThisSpaceForRent on 10/27/2010 8:56:17 AM , Rating: 2
Well in my opinion (and you know what they say about opinions, they're a**holes like me, er wait, nm) Apple has bought into their own PR buzz more and more since the release of the iPhone. No doubt that the iPod and iPhone made a huge splash in their respective markets, but all we've gotten out of Apple since then is excuses why something should work, or what we're doing wrong.

The yellow screen issue comes to mind at this juncture. Which I'm sure was really caused by people staring at the screen at the wrong viewing angle. This would cause the screen to "appear" yellow when in fact it was operating correctly.

See how I did that? =)

"We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs

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