At the end of October Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller stated that “We’re sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone yet again, but we’ve decided to delay its release until this spring”. Now Marketing signage being distributed to Apple stores confirms a spring 2011 launch for the white iPhone 4. The date appears in the small print at the base of the sign and is one of the first official, unofficial confirmations. Apple missed its fall launch window for the white iPhone 4.
Of course, if you don’t want to wait until spring 2011 to get your white iPhone 4, you can buy a white case or grab one of those white iPhone kits. We have heard of at least one kit supplier who has a direct line to Foxconn and is making a handsome living off these parts. Though not authentic, these kits are as close as you can get to a white iPhone 4 at this point in time.
Given iPhone 5 will be right around the corner by that point, I don’t see many people jumping for joy. I’m hoping they’ll take a different approach with iPhone 5 and only offer a white back, not front. It seems that’s what was causing all the problems to begin with.
I would be hard-pressed to buy a new iPhone 4 in the spring when the iPhone 5 may become available in early summer. I would prefer to wait for the white iPhone 5, but that presumes Apple is manufacturing a white version.
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