Analyst: White iPhone 4 Shipping Next Month

Analyst: White iPhone 4 Shipping Next Month

Given up hope on the white iPhone 4 yet? You probably should, but at least one analyst hasn’t: Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will start production of the white iPhone 4 this month and ship it no later than early April.

According to Kuo’s checks, Apple has solved the problem of light leaking onto the camera sensor through the back glass plate of the white iPhone 4 by making changes to the film material used to coat it.

With the camera issues fixed, Kuo says manufacturers will initiate production of the GSM iPhone 4 in white this month. Kuo doesn’t know if the white Verizon iPhone 4 will ship at the same time.

To be honest, at this point, the only reason for Apple to release a white iPhone 4 at all is pride. They’ve already hopelessly boned it for this generation: releasing a white iPhone 4 in the last few months of its lifespan isn’t going to get many buyers. With Apple reportedly looking at revisiting an alumium

  • Son1ze

    You’d have to be a sucker but I guess if true the unicorn will hold its Craigslist/Kijiji resale value for all the toilet-bowl-phone-droppers and/or bar-stars locked into contracts roaming this planet. Lol.

  • Dropper

    I would have snatched this up in a second if it had come out when the original iphone 4 did, but with a new iphone just around the corner…not so much.

  • August2011

    I hope this is true, I’ve always been a fan of White iPhones. I’m waited so long,can’t wait to get the white iPhone 4 now.
    P.S. iPhone Converter Suite:http://www.enolsoft.com/iphone

  • Rob

    Well the White iPad 2 is a hint yeah?

  • Finderwindow

    John….are you seriously being serious? I mean…seriously?

  • Stevenjwillis

    Any danger of actually finishing the article before posting it? Leaving it cutting off mid-sentence at the end is just amateurish.

  • Blar

    “If” a white iPhone 4 appears it means one of two things, either they will offer the iPhone 4 along side of the next gen iPhone taking the place of the 3GS as the cheap entry model, or it means the next gen iPhone will not be out in June or July but pushed back until at least fall. There is no way Apple will release the white iPhone 9 months into the what has been like clockwork 12 month product cycle.

    It is possible the next iPhone will be 4G, and they will keep the iPhone 4 around as the 3G alternative device for those without the benefit of 4G service in their area, which is about everyone who does not live in a huge metro area currently.

    Honestly though, I just can’t see the release of the white iPhone 4 at this point.

  • Blar

    “If” a white iPhone 4 appears it means one of two things, either they will offer the iPhone 4 along side of the next gen iPhone taking the place of the 3GS as the cheap entry model, or it means the next gen iPhone will not be out in June or July but pushed back until at least fall. There is no way Apple will release the white iPhone 9 months into the what has been like clockwork 12 month product cycle.

    It is possible the next iPhone will be 4G, and they will keep the iPhone 4 around as the 3G alternative device for those without the benefit of 4G service in their area, which is about everyone who does not live in a huge metro area currently.

    Honestly though, I just can’t see the release of the white iPhone 4 at this point.

  • CharliK

    I suspect this info is wrong and what is about to start production is the white iPhone 5, which has the same body as the 4 (and thus why folks mistakeningly assumed it was the 4).

  • Michael

    “With Apple reportedly looking at revisiting an alumium” Where is the rest? What a cliff hanger!

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