White iPhone 4 Delayed Once Again – To Be Available “Later This Year”

News | Saturday July 17 2010 8:59 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

In a statement released on Friday, Apple wrote:
“White models of Apple 's new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.”
There have been several speculations surrounding the actual reason behind the inordinate delay. Some industry observers have indicated potential quality control issues arising due to the white coloring on the front glass panel of
. However, several others in the industry point out to the possibility for the delay to be linked with the new
.
speculates that an indefinite delay in launch could simply be economics at play. He points out that the
are at the moment only available to customers who make their purchase before September 30, 2010. This could mean that the company is working on a solution for the antenna issue and that the white iPhone could come equipped with these fixes. Yarrow writes:
Apple doesn't want to give away iPhone 4 cases forever, and it's too late to radically overhaul the design of the phone. The most logical fix, from an outsider's perspective, is to add some sort of clear insulating material to the metal band. Apple can preserve the look and feel of the iPhone 4 and fix the antenna problem. Rather than ship white iPhones and ship free cases, why not just ship them once with whatever fix Apple is planning?”
Have you been waiting for the white iPhone 4? Are you planning to wait or will you buy the black iPhone 4 due to the indefinite delay?

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