Analyst pegs white iPhone 4 for April

It is not often that you get to compare Duke Nukem to Apple, but when it comes to anticipated products not being delivered, the white iPhone 4 falls into that category. First announced with the black iPhone 4 last summer, Apple still has yet to release the white iPhone 4.

Apple initially said that it would be available in the Summer, then in the Winter, now in the Spring season, so it is a bit of a mystery if this timeframe will actually hold true. But with the white iPad scheduled to go on sale tomorrow, it seems that Apple has finally fixed the manufacturing issue it experienced with the white iPhone 4. According to AppleInsider:

Manufacturers will initiate production of the GSM-based iPhone 4 version in white enclosures and begin dispatching them to Apple ahead of general availability planned for next month, Concord Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told AppleInsider

While it is good to know that Apple did fix the issues in its manufacturing processes, releasing a white version of the iPhone two months before the annual June iPhone refresh is a bit curious. But if the current trend continues, Apple will continue to sell the iPhone 4 past the release of the iPhone 5 at a lower price point to help lower the barrier to entry. 

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Jobs is just trying to be like Henry Ford. You can have an iPhone in any color, as long as it's black. Just proves what a joke Apple really is, how can it take 9 months to make a white version? Thought this was a tech company?

According to sources the white iPhone 4 was suppose to release every month since the iPhone 4 itself was released.

Ok, White IP4 is not gonna come, if the bad apple wanted a white one it would be here by now, white IP5 maybe idk

time is everything..by the time you get an iPhone 5 you are older and hard to catch up what really iPhone is all about if for the user who never own the phone..don't bother to wait!!!

Can we just let this die, if it happens it happens. I don't know anyone who actually wants a white one anymore, and if they did they have all either resorted to the black one or a different phone. If you aren't a new user, you have to be pretty dedicated to wait this long.

I wanted a white iPhone 4 and between that and some of the issues with the iPhone 4, I decided not to buy anything for now. I am seriously considering getting an iPhone 5 and it will probably be white. But even with all of that said, I'm not sure this is much news.

I don't understand the thought process behind this... the iPhone 5 will be released between June-July.. why release a white iPhone 4 now? I know people will buy it, but why when the next "new" phone will be out 2-3 months later?

presence06 said,
I don't understand the thought process behind this... the iPhone 5 will be released between June-July.. why release a white iPhone 4 now? I know people will buy it, but why when the next "new" phone will be out 2-3 months later?

+1

presence06 said,
I don't understand the thought process behind this... the iPhone 5 will be released between June-July.. why release a white iPhone 4 now? I know people will buy it, but why when the next "new" phone will be out 2-3 months later?

+1.

presence06 said,
I don't understand the thought process behind this... the iPhone 5 will be released between June-July.. why release a white iPhone 4 now? I know people will buy it, but why when the next "new" phone will be out 2-3 months later?

Maybe they want to do what they've done with iPhone 3GS after the launch of 4! Sell it cheaper.