Apple’s white iPhone 4, which has been delayed ever since the GSM-model launched in late June 2010, will go into production this month and will be available to consumers in April, Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo gave AppleInsider the scoop.
According to Kuo, Apple has changed the “film material” that had apparently been causing “lamination issues” causing the delay of the handset. However, it is almost sure that the company will launch its white iOS 4 device in the coming April.
Problems with paint thickness and the white iPhone 4 not meeting quality standards resulted in many defective units, although some iPhone users have acquired the white version. Customization kits and modifications that violate the Apple warranty have also appeared on the market to simulate the white iPhone 4 look with replacement parts. But currently everyone is behind the upcoming version of iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 5. So it is assumed that the iOS 5 device will be the cynosure of all eyes rather than the much awaited white iPhone 4. The iPhone 5 is expected later in the year in both black and white hues.
With a white iPhone projected to debut next month, the launch of the the iPad 2 this Friday, and the upgraded version due in June, Apple sales could skyrocket. The only official confirmation we have was from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak suggesting that the device is being manufactured and is ready for shipping.