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Screenshot Shows Feb. Launch for White iPhone 4

Ah, the white iPhone. It’s as mythical as the unicorn at this stage. Plagued with numerous delays and design problems, we’re beginning to wonder if Apple is just going to keep putting any kind of white iPhone off until the launch iPhone 5. Still, as each day passes, those that have been waiting since last summer keep all fingers and toes crossed, because Apple’s latest projection for launch is Spring 2011.

Keeping things interesting is a little something spotted in Vodafone Germany’s inventory. A 'trusted source' sent Engadget the following pictures of both a 16GB and 32GB white iPhone 4 in the European carrier’s system. 



The source didn’t provide details of a scheduled launch date, but the fact that the phones are in there at all suggests Vodafone is at least preparing for their launch. Throwing yet more weight behind a impending white iPhone 4 launch is a similar screen shot from a Best Buy inventory, and this one does include a release date. Mac Rumors was sent the below screenshot showing an in-stock date of February 27 and SKUs that match those previously used by Best Buy when it was taking pre-orders for the white iPhone 4 last summer.


Source: Engadget, MacRumors

  • lavitz1125
    Is it just me or is this lacklustre news? Who cares
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  • ALANMAN
    Plagued with numerous delays and design problems...

    I wasn't aware that using another color in the painting process required a redesign.
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  • JMcEntegart
    ALANMANI wasn't aware that using another color in the painting process required a redesign.
    Apparently it does. Apple said at the end of July that it would be delaying the white iPhone 4 because the phone " continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected."

    No specific reason was given but there are a bunch of possible reasons doing the rounds. One is that Apple can't get the color of the home button and the color of the casing to match. Another dictates that it's because the white case results in bad or distorted photos. Apparently it leaks light, esp. when the LED flash is used, resulting in crappy images when using both the front and back camera. Again, no one knows exactly why, but we do know that Apple is having problems producing the white version of the iPhone 4.
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    JMcEntegartApparently it does. Apple said at the end of July that it would be delaying the white iPhone 4 because the phone " continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected." No specific reason was given but there are a bunch of possible reasons doing the rounds. One is that Apple can't get the color of the home button and the color of the casing to match. Another dictates that it's because the white case results in bad or distorted photos. Apparently it leaks light, esp. when the LED flash is used, resulting in crappy images when using both the front and back camera. Again, no one knows exactly why, but we do know that Apple is having problems producing the white version of the iPhone 4.TBH I think its just a bunch of nonsense excuses from apple to delay the white iP4 for as long as possible so they can release it when they need another bump in sales in the time between iP4 Black and iP5... Anyways screw apple and their dirty tricks.... for as far as I'm concerned they can be sued to oblivion and beyond.
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  • alyoshka
    White..............
    Wasn't that a failure????????? at the assembly level itself?
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  • alyoshkaWhite..............Wasn't that a failure????????? at the assembly level itself?Well, it depends how much of that you really want to believe.

    Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if it does show up, at a premium, premium price. As the article suggests, it could be marketed as rare as albino sharks. Apple are the absolute masters at this kind of publicity nonsense.
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  • Griffolion
    ALANMANI wasn't aware that using another color in the painting process required a redesign.
    There were camera issues with the white glass on the back. The pictures taken were looking way too washed over with gamma.

    I genuinely think there was a design fault with this as there would have been massive demand for the iphone 4 in white, apple would have wanted this out before Christmas for that market.

    Oh well, it's coming out now, yet more people will buy this thinking they have the best phone ever.
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  • ares1214
    ...all this expectation over this? GUESS WHAT GUYS ITS WHITE! HOORAY FOR ME!
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  • zodiacfml
    AMEN!

    alexkitchWell, it depends how much of that you really want to believe.Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if it does show up, at a premium, premium price. As the article suggests, it could be marketed as rare as albino sharks. Apple are the absolute masters at this kind of publicity nonsense.
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  • gtvr
    @xbeater: "for as far as I'm concerned they can be sued to oblivion and beyond." - sued for what? For being a multi-hundred billion dollar US company that employs thousands of people and delivers stuff that people actually like to use?

    http://images.wikia.com/that70sshow/images/2/26/RedForman.jpg
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