Apple delays white iPhone 4 - again
Real antenna fix coming?
Apple still can't work out how to mass-produce an iPhone 4 coloured white and has now delayed the handset - again - until "later this year".
To, say, 1 October? That's the day after Apple's free case offer for the black iPhone 4 runs out. The black model is the only iPhone 4 variant available so it is, by default, the iPhone 4.
Which gives Apple the opportunity to release the white one as, perhaps, the iPhone 4GS, possibly with a subtly different antenna design that's impervious to, or at least better able to deal with, the so-called 'grip of death'.
Pure speculation on our part, of course, and wouldn't for a minute suggest you take your iPhone 4 back, get your full refund so you can place a new order for the white model - or whatever Apple releases or re-releases after the otherwise oddly arbitrary date of 30 September 2010.
Now there's a thought... ®
"and wouldn't for a minute suggest you take your iPhone 4 back, get your full refund"
Why not? It's not fit for purpose (regardless of what the Appletards say).
Get your money back and buy a phone the not only works correctly, but does not make you look like a Twwwaaaaatttttt when seen carrying it.
September 30 is the end of a fiscal quarter for Apple, when they must report their results to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the media, the fanbois, and El Reg. Of course they wouldn't want losses associated with all those free bumpers to carry over into the Xmas quarter.
appears lost in the world these days
They can't fix it
If they change the design for the white version, then they have admitted that there is a design flaw. Then all the stuff they have been spouting about it being the users fault and all phones suffer the same problem is shown to be bullshit.
Make you a small bet that....
......the edge of the phone will be white all the way round and that white layer (whatever it is) will, purely by coincidence, have insulating properties.