White iPhone landing at Best Buy on February 27

While not the only blemish on the iPhone 4 past, the white iPhone 4 has been much like a unicorn. What was originally promised by Apple at launch, it now finally appears that the white iPhone 4 will hit retail shelves in late February.

The picture above comes from the Best Buy inventory system, via Macrumors, and shows the 16 GB and 32 GB white iPhone 4 models listed with expected in-stock dates of February 27th. This date comes after the launch of the iPhone on Verizon but it is not known if Verizon users will have the option to purchase the white model.

Apple cited problems with color consistency and light emissions from behind the screen as the reasons for the delay. Apple rarely misses deadlines, so it is plausible that they were facing issues with the manufacturing. Many also believe it was held back after the antennagate saga. While some like to see Apple fail on its obligations, it seems like the white iPhone 4 will not go down the same path as the Phantom console.

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19 Comments

Lachlan said,
lol @ the phantom keyboard.. looks so uncomfortable to me.

It's about as uncomfortable as the phantom console was *lol*

Lachlan said,
lol @ the phantom keyboard.. looks so uncomfortable to me.
It looks SO lame!! Why and how would that be easier than a keyboard with a built in track pad?

FAIL

MaSx said,
I wonder why would anyone want an white iPhone 4 when iPhone 5 is just around the corner.

Not everyone is as technical as us, or even realise this. A guy in work in planning on buying a 3GS at the end of the month - mainly due to price but he's not bothered about having the latest model. A white iPhone would get plenty of sales even at this stage in the iPhone life cycle

MaSx said,
I wonder why would anyone want an white iPhone 4 when iPhone 5 is just around the corner.

because not anyone knows about it not because we know it means everybody does

Weeee Nice! </sarcasm>

Only 4 months away from next iPhone launch... how convenient; only a total fool would go out at the end of February and grab one of these...

ZekeComa said,
I want to see a blue version. I don't care for white (gets dirty easily) and black suffers from the signal.
The color has nothing to do with the design of the product. The white (or blue) iPhone 4 will suffer from the same issues the black one has, because of the way it was designed.

Nidoking said,
The color has nothing to do with the design of the product. The white (or blue) iPhone 4 will suffer from the same issues the black one has, because of the way it was designed.

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I wouldn't count on iPlod 5 coming out too soon. Considering the white iphone was meant to be released at launch. Personally I believe the iPlod 5 will be out this time next year

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