White iPhone 4 delayed again
Elusive albino hibernates 'til spring
Those desperate to get their hands on a white iPhone 4 will have to wait until 2011, as Apple has again delayed its release, this time until next spring.
This is the third time the date has been pushed back, but this time Apple is not saying why - unlike previous occasion.
Days after the first iPhone 4 was launched, Apple decided the white version was "more challenging to manufacture than expected" and that it would not be available until mid-July. A few weeks down the line it was held up again until "later this year".
Recent delays in shipping were attributed to colour mismatches between the body and the buttons - parts sourced from two different manufacturers. Apparently white isn't always white when you make parts for Apple.
There is also no shortage of speculation that hold-ups may be due to modifications following antennagate.
Here's one I made earlier..
Whatever the reason, this latest news means those consumers that anticipated one from Santa this year will be sorely disappointed, especially amid reports that staff at Apple's Cupertino campus had already been given one.
All is not lost; if you still want a white iPhone for Christmas you could always make your own, unless you're inclined to hang around off-campus bars waiting for Apple staff to celebrate birthdays. Failing that, you could always try and convince Windows 7 evangelist Stephen Fry to part with his. ®
It wouldn't surprise me if...
At this rate the white iPhone will end up being used as a major selling point for the iPhone 5!
You can still get a white iPhone now if you're that impatient....
Apple just realised that, after all, the white version just looks crap and decided to keep delaying it until the iPhone 5 is ready and they can just forget it ever happened....
Defo a redesign job...
...and it won't harm a new one will be out in about half a year after that.
How hard can it be?
Not that I'm bothered about getting one (the iPhone5 - or will it be iPhoneV?) but really, how hard can it be to get colours to match?
I'm not really convinced by the 'redesign' theory either, it's only a different colour case??? I think someone's just thrown their toys out of the pram!