White iPhone 4 due 'Spring 2011'

We all knew that the mystical white iPhone 4 was eventually going to show up, it's just been a matter of when. Now we have a semi-official timeframe for this release. 9to5mac has spotted an AT&T print that clearly states that the iPhone 4 will be available in Spring 2011 (or Autumn 2011 for those of us under the equatorial line). Exciting for some, we're sure – it’ll certainly match the rest of Apple's white products.

But this isn't where the news stops. Neowin has further information that suggests that the white iPhone 4 will be accompanied by a revision of the black iPhone 4 – both featuring an improved antenna, hopefully eliminating that little problem that Apple tried so hard to ignore, and then correct with free bumpers.

Apple has yet to comment on the delays, nor give an official release date for the white iPhone 4. For those of you that have forgotten what the white iPhone 4 even looks like, here's a reminder:

  

 

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Shadrack said,
They should add more GBs to it.

They should add more internetz while they are at it. Would be nice for a true 4G device to come out on a network that actually meets the standard of 100Mbps. The closest thing available is T-Mobiles "4G" network which is still 79Mbps off of being a real 4G network. Surprised they haven't been sued for false advertisement yet.

ILikeTobacco said,

They should add more internetz while they are at it. Would be nice for a true 4G device to come out on a network that actually meets the standard of 100Mbps. The closest thing available is T-Mobiles "4G" network which is still 79Mbps off of being a real 4G network. Surprised they haven't been sued for false advertisement yet.

From what I've heard, don't expect true 4G until the end of this next decade. As in 2019ish. But I agree, they shouldn't be calling it 4G if there is an actual standard for 4G and what the providers are offering doesn't come close. Thats false advertisement and a bit of a insult to the standardization body.

Shadrack said,
They should add more GBs to it.

Would love a 64GB version. I could finally fit my entire music and movie collection, rather than having to pick what to sync.

Shadrack said,

From what I've heard, don't expect true 4G until the end of this next decade. As in 2019ish. But I agree, they shouldn't be calling it 4G if there is an actual standard for 4G and what the providers are offering doesn't come close. Thats false advertisement and a bit of a insult to the standardization body.

true 4G just in time as 5G being all over the news ?? due out say 2021 ?

they said they will standardize 4G(LTE advanced) in late 2011/early 2012 .......

anyway wireless technologies most of the time are 80% efficient so 80mb/s sound right

Ci7 said,

true 4G just in time as 5G being all over the news ?? due out say 2021 ?

they said they will standardize 4G(LTE advanced) in late 2011/early 2012 .......

anyway wireless technologies most of the time are 80% efficient so 80mb/s sound right

The 4G stand has already been finalized and none of the existing technology is anywhere near it. According to the standard, it takes a 100Mbps down speed. The fastest in the market today is T-Mobile with there 21Mbit down speed so they are only 21% of what the standard requires.

All this hype over a device that is already out, but in a diff color. The only thing white offers, besides user preference, is that it looks cleaner and doesnt show fingerprints as easily either.

techbeck said,
All this hype over a device that is already out, but in a diff color. The only thing white offers, besides user preference, is that it looks cleaner and doesnt show fingerprints as easily either.
But shows any other dirt a lot easier, too.

What are the odds that the White case will only be available for Verizon subscribers? If I was a marketing consultant, I would totally do a 180 day launch so the white case was part of the Verizon transition. New Carrier, New Case...
Just a thought.

Or maybe we'll be seeing a page like ''Tomorrow is a day that you will never forget''. And next day a white iPhone is launched!

The sad thing is that they've had the cases manufactured for quite some time (there was an article on Neowin recently about Apple suing some guy that was selling DYI conversion kits).

Eww, reminds me of the touch nano, except that induced projectile vomiting. this only resulted in temporary blindness. White on everything up to the 3Gs, iP4 WTFWTSOAAHQ! (What teh f*** were they smoking over at apple HQ... probably some pretty nasty stuff)

I'm not trying to be smart ass. For real, why is it so hard to just produce the casing in another color? Especially white? Or any other color for that matter? I honest to god do not understand this.

StevenMalone77 said,
I'm not trying to be smart ass. For real, why is it so hard to just produce the casing in another color? Especially white? Or any other color for that matter? I honest to god do not understand this.

Because the white Steve Jobs wanted vs what he was getting wasn't suficient. The white wasnt white enough as rumors say. The light from the screen was also seen through the case.

And of course they had to fix teh antenna.

Thanx for the reply. I thought by 2010, getting white to whatever color or shade your wanted it at would not be that big of a process...especially for a multi-billion dollars company, just doesn't all add up to me.

ROFL I'm sorry, now every time I see or hear about iPhone, I think of the T-Mobile commercial with the two guys on the little tiny scooter and the T-mob hawty with absolutely amazing motorcycle.

zkid2010 said,
ROFL I'm sorry, now every time I see or hear about iPhone, I think of the T-Mobile commercial with the two guys on the little tiny scooter and the T-mob hawty with absolutely amazing motorcycle.

lol great ad....

Wow, seriously? I figured they just gave up on the whole idea of a "White iPhone 4" - I figured they just gonna have another iPhone next year and call it whatever - "now available in white!"

Just bought an iPhone four black. Hope I don't regret waiting a couple months for a "revision" of the black one

GuJu said,
Just bought an iPhone four black. Hope I don't regret waiting a couple months for a "revision" of the black one

I'm sure you won't be missing anything exciting..It's actually cool you got it...now you'll get an opportunity to buy a new one with a contract renewal when a major revision comes out.

"Neowin has further information that suggests that the white iPhone 4 will be accompanied by a revision of the black iPhone 4"

Where/what is this further information?

Brody McKee said,
Anonymous source. As ILikeTobacco has suggested above, it's likely to be the 4GS or something similar.

Nope, it won't. Obviously.

Mike Brown said,

He's hardly going to say "no".

He could give an indication as to how credible or reliable the source is though.

steveomac said,
I dont see why it would take so long to change black to white on a phone case.
The white on the glass and the white on the plastic weren't matching quite right, apparently.

Elliott said,
The white on the glass and the white on the plastic weren't matching quite right, apparently.

I won't be surprise is a marketing tool. Probably may be by accident, but certainly I feel with all this interest, the evil old word of money pops out. If a company can squeeze millions out of a colour, good on them

Rudy said,
Why not just wait for an iPhone 5 lol

because this will likely be the "iPhone 4GS" and the iPhone 5 won't come out till 2012.. Hopefully they will add more to it than just making the changing the antenna. The antenna issue gave them the perfect reason to not make a whole new phone and just enhance the existing one.

ILikeTobacco said,

because this will likely be the "iPhone 4GS" and the iPhone 5 won't come out till 2012.. Hopefully they will add more to it than just making the changing the antenna. The antenna issue gave them the perfect reason to not make a whole new phone and just enhance the existing one.

Don't forget about how Apple changing their broken antenna will be labeled as 'revolutionary design.'

Trueblue711 said,

Don't forget about how Apple changing their broken antenna will be labeled as 'revolutionary design.'

Typical hate, flame bait comment. When, o when will they ever stop?

Trueblue711 said,

Don't forget about how Apple changing their broken antenna will be labeled as 'revolutionary design.'

i have no doubt that will be the case

PsykX said,

Typical hate, flame bait comment. When, o when will they ever stop?

I sooner buy that he will make the joke against any company that tried to ignore a problem rather than that you are not a too sensitive Apple loyalist.

L1ke 20 N1njas said,
You mean iPhone 6? That should be out by Spring '11.

I'd love to know where you got 6 from

ILikeTobacco said,

because this will likely be the "iPhone 4GS" and the iPhone 5 won't come out till 2012.. Hopefully they will add more to it than just making the changing the antenna. The antenna issue gave them the perfect reason to not make a whole new phone and just enhance the existing one.

Wrong. It'll simply be a iPhone 4 revision, also called iPhone 4. There will be no new tech that would necessitate a new model number, obviously. This will come in July, as usual.