White iPhone 4 Disappears From Apple’s Database

White iPhone 4 Disappears From Apple’s Database

According to a source speaking to 9to5Mac, when the Apple Store went down this morning, there was only one major change in the database when it came back online… the total elimination of the white iPhone 4 from Apple’s database.

Not only is the SKU gone from Apple’s system, but images that were once for the white iPhone 4 have now been tweaked to feature the black iPhone 4 instead.

Needless to say, the release of the white iPhone 4 has been plagued with problems. The white paint used in the manufacturing of the glass case of the iPhone 4 caused light to leak onto the camera sensors, and Apple has seemingly spent much of the past nine months trying to fix that problem.

Even so, skeptics who didn’t believe the white iPhone 4 would ever arrive shut up last month when Apple’s Phil Schiller promised it was still coming… an assertion that raised additional questions about whether or not Apple would be updating the iPhone line-up as a whole in June.

With the white iPhone 4 removed from Apple’s databases, it seems like the kibosh might finally be put upon the albino handset once and for all. On the bright side, though, it probably means we’ll see at least some upgrade to the iPhone in June, and you can guarantee Apple’s not going to make the same mistake with the iPhone 5.

  • TristanThomas

    Does anyone care to disagree with the fact that you can’t remove the white iPhone 4 because the white iPhone 4 never existed?

    The white iPhone 4 never existed and according to “Steve Jobs”, because “Apple makes such amazing products and we get the press whipped up so well, we can announce a product that we have absolutely no intention to ever make”

    You can check Steve’s interview on why there never really was a white iPhone 4: goo.gl/HWvZF

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