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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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Again, how is this news?
By bug77 on 10/27/2010 8:25:09 AM , Rating: 2
Was there tension surrounding the coming of the white iphone? Were the crowds eagerly awaiting for it, just to be sorely disappointed?




RE: Again, how is this news?
By frobizzle on 10/27/2010 9:00:07 AM , Rating: 2
And in other Earth shaking news...

There was a sun rise this morning

Midnight will occur at 12 o'clock this evening

Scientists reveal that Spring will come after Winter


RE: Again, how is this news?
By bug77 on 10/27/2010 9:48:47 AM , Rating: 3
Seriously, there was an article about a month ago about Apple selling 2.8% of the mobile phones. Yet at any given moment, about 25% of the titles on the front page here at DT are about Apple. How messed up is this?


RE: Again, how is this news?
By tim851 on 10/27/2010 3:38:06 PM , Rating: 2
I've written this repeatedly:

YOU have just made yourself partly responsible for that.

Apple has a miniscule market share, but is by far the leader in web comments. A website posting Apple news is not only attracting those that are actually interested in these news, but also a large population of people who click these articles to post a flame or, like you, complain about all the Apple articles.
You can check it out if you like. Apple articles have easily the highest comment average. Now if you're a website operator and you see that articles on a certain brand create reliably high traffic - what would you do...?


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