Production problems push back white iPhone 4 release
Harder to make than expected, says Apple
Apple has put back the release of the white iPhone 4 by a month or more.
It claimed that making these boys had "proven more challenging to manufacture than expected". The upshot: they won't be out until "the second half of July".
Apple's iPhone 4 went on sale this morning, though some people who ordered the handset in advance have already received theirs.
The phone was offered for pre-order last week, but at the time only the black model was made available. As the pre-order unit allocation was quickly used up, the suggested ship date slipped from 24 June to early July and is now pegged at 14 July, according to the UK Apple Store.
"White iPhone currently unavailable for order," is all it says about that model.
If you want an 8GB iPhone 3GS, you can have one immediately. ®
They've got to make a black one and give it a REALLY good clean. They must have run out of cloths.
Hmm, possible. Pigment = chemical; different pigment = different chemical; different chemical plus same case plastic = different properties; case cracks during assembly?
You never know...
"The literacy skills don't work" AC
"Since when does 20 days equal a month or more, and since when does the 14th of the month appear in the 2nd half of the month?"
Because it's the WHITE iphone that's moved by a month or more. The BLACK iphone is available on the 14th. Two different stories y'see...
I remember the old days of 80's computing, where they used to announce stuff, come up with a random release date out of their arse, and then start shifting in volume months afterwards if ever,
After the retro computer fair last weekend, and me digging my old speccy out of the loft and playing Jet set willy, this week is starting to feel just like we have gone back in time 30 years!.
How could color possibly matter in production!? It's merely a casing...