Update: Apple have now officially announced that the white iPhone 4 will go on sale from April 28th..
I’m sure many of you have been following the whole saga around the white iPhone 4. For those of you who haven’t, here’s a brief summary of what’s happened.
When Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4 last year, he said it would be available in black or white. However the white wouldn’t be available until a couple of weeks later. That date was then pushed back to September. Then it was pushed back to Christmas, and then delayed until Spring… Eventually we all thought Apple had scraped the white model all together.
There’s been multiple rumored reasons for the delay. We know it’s a manufacturing issue, some have said that it’s because they couldn’t get the right shade of white. Others have said it was due to the camera flash being reflected off the white casing, distorting the picture as well as many other reasons.
But now, it would seem that the white iPhone 4 has risen from the ashes and at last is going to be coming to the market.
Now Apple haven’t officially announced it yet, but the signs are there, and they all point towards and April 27th launch.
The other day, Engadget reported that Vodafone UK prematurely sold a white iPhone 4 to a customer.
Now, we’ve secured a few images of a 16GB model from a separate source that has seemingly made its way into the hands of one lucky customer (read: bloke) over in Britain.
As the story goes, the carrier’s point-of-sale system rang it up as a black iPhone, and shortly after the sale went down, Voda sent out a notice to halt sale of these gems “until next week”.
Several European carriers are also pointing towards an April 27th release date too.
Even Bloomberg were reporting earlier this month that the white iPhone 4 will be available by the end of the month.
Best Buy has also said that they’ll be selling the white iPhone 4 from April 27th
And finally, apparently Apple has started shipping white iPhone 4’s to its retail stores in the US.
So it’s pretty much guaranteed that the white iPhone 4 will be going on sale April 27th. But will you buy one? It’s 10 months late, and the iPhone 5 could be announced this summer, however it would seem that that’s being delayed until September. This could possibly be Apples way of extending the life cycle of the iPhone 4.
Will you buy a white iPhone 4?
Let us know in the comments below