White iPhone 4 coming by end of April

The white iPhone 4 has been much-reported about, but I bet you've never heard this before: a date for its release. The quite evasive white iPhone 4 will finally make its grand debut by the end of this month. The white iPhone 4, which was first announced in the summer of 2010, has suffered delays, rumors and speculations about its delay—like light-bleeding problems and troubles with the white paint, being the brunt of the joke, and ultimately efficacy of consumers. Back in October, Apple was quoted as saying that the white iPhone 4 was actually "more challenging to manufacture" than previously expected. They said that it would be available in spring 2011.

That it is, and as such Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is ramping up to release the white iPhone 4 by month's end. People familiar with the matter, who asked to remain anonymous as Apple has yet to publicize its plans, said that the white version of the iPhone 4 would be available on both AT&T and Verizon. One person confirmed that the months-long delay was caused by white paint that would chip and peel under heat. Certainly, this won't go over well with consumers when Apple releases a new iPhone this summer as per usual.

However, according to Bloomberg's sources, and as reported by Neowin, Apple is actually not planning on unveiling the latest version of the iPhone at the Worldwide Developers Conference as they have for the last several years. Instead, the company will reveal the iPhone 5 this fall and perhaps start selling it around holiday season.

Apple has yet to comment on the arrival of the white iPhone 4.

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I doubt if there will be a iPhone 5. iPhone 4 has all the features that u need on an iPhone right now. Superb Multitasking, No lag, LED Flash,5 MP rear camera,Glossy shiny body. I doubt that an iPhone 5 will be a big increment in the iPhone line if it releases this year

I wonder if the rumors are true. The iPhone 5 won't go into production until September this year and have a holiday release. Is the white iPhone 4 the answer to a "new" iPhone. I guess time will tell.

its clever apple marketing.

All the white iphones are prolly old black iphones that they have refrub'd into white ones. saving money and then they can sell it at a higher price because its white.

was there plan all along.

as above wait for iphone 5 - why would anyone buy one now! on a 18-24m plan

tomcoleman said,

All the white iphones are prolly old black iphones that they have refrub'd into white ones. saving money and then they can sell it at a higher price because its white.

Unless they specifically sell them as refurbs, they would be in a heap of trouble for that. They aren't as stupid as you seem to think.

TechJunkie81 said,
The White iPhone, appearing soon, right next to Bigfoot and the Lochness Monster
Don't forget Santa Claus, Easter Bunny and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.

I also think they won't release iPhone 5 in June as usual. If they were to do this they wouldn't have wasted their time and resources to release white iPhone 4.

oudoulj said,
An article for a new phone *color*.
How pathetic.
Agreed, but it is needed for the sad people that like iPhones so much it's very important to them, it's a religion don't you know?

You know, I too fail to see the appeal.

NO ONE I know actually use their iPhone 4 without a case that pretty much blocks out most of the non-screen area. Colour, hell, even most of the detail is quite irrelevant with all these cases.

Eddo89 said,
You know, I too fail to see the appeal.

NO ONE I know actually use their iPhone 4 without a case that pretty much blocks out most of the non-screen area. Colour, hell, even most of the detail is quite irrelevant with all these cases.

Why get such a beautiful phone when you are going to put in a case all the time? 'Tis a neighbour's envy, owner's pride thing. Unless they see it they are not going to be envious. Yeah, I understand that almost everyone has an iPhone now so it isn't quite relevant but still...

I use my iPhone 4 without putting it in a case.

mehta708 said,

Why get such a beautiful phone when you are going to put in a case all the time? 'Tis a neighbour's envy, owner's pride thing. Unless they see it they are not going to be envious.

I use my iPhone 4 without putting it in a case.

It is sort of my point. I mainly skip between 2 countries, New Zealand and Hong Kong. NZ is a bit better in that regard I guess, but people close to me just use a case. In HK, everyone and their mum have an iPhone (if they don't, they threaten to jump off a high rise, true story), and there is a huge amount of cases, it is as if the fashion statement itself isn't the iPhone, it is the case of the iPhone.

Is quite bizzare really.

mehta708 said,
Why get such a beautiful phone when you are going to put in a case all the time? 'Tis a neighbour's envy, owner's pride thing. Unless they see it they are not going to be envious. Yeah, I understand that almost everyone has an iPhone now so it isn't quite relevant but still...

I use my iPhone 4 without putting it in a case.

I don't like the idea of getting mugged for the sake of pride. The less people that know I have such an expensive phone the better.

Mike Brown said,
I don't like the idea of getting mugged for the sake of pride. The less people that know I have such an expensive phone the better.

Yeah, as if any mugger cares which smartphone you have. No case is going to make any smartphone look like anything other than a smartphone.

I figured something like this would happen. Delay the phone so much that you can just release the white version instead of a new model mid year to keep sales going.

The friend I told to wait for the iPhone 5 will be waiting a while still I think. -_-

chAos972 said,
I figured something like this would happen. Delay the phone so much that you can just release the white version instead of a new model mid year to keep sales going.

I don't know if that will work THIS time around. I think that, with the dominance of Android and the rapid secession of market share that the iPhone is undergoing, people might not be as easily decieved by Apple this time. This isn't like 2006, when all Apple had to do was change the color and material for the outside of their products to see another sharp uptick in sales.

M_Lyons10 said,
Why not just wait for iPhone 5 at this point?
Umm..who said iPhone 5 is going to make it to public any time soon? Are you calling "rumors" the truth? You have got to have something seriously wrong in your head. LOL

Jebadiah said,
Umm..who said iPhone 5 is going to make it to public any time soon? Are you calling "rumors" the truth? You have got to have something seriously wrong in your head. LOL

Considering Apple have released an iPhone every june/july period since 2007 I'd say that it is the more probable of all the iPhone rumours out there.

What nonsense "white more difficult to manufacture" They've been making white ipods and macs for many years now! This story is a beatup, they'll be made of white plastic, not something else "painted" white!

Nothing more than their usual "keep them in suspense" ploy to entice people to queue up and fork over lots of money!

dvb2000 said,
What nonsense "white more difficult to manufacture" They've been making white ipods and macs for many years now!

Yes, but the white parts of those were made of polycarbonate plastic, not glass. Believe it or not, most white paint simply isn't very opaque, which is what is required for the current design of the iPhone.

M_Lyons10 said,
Why not just wait for iPhone 5 at this point?

this is how they get alot of girls to buy their phones by changing the color. Some people dont think ahead enough to realize the iphone will keep releasing till like the Iphone 15