White iPhone 4 to Launch by End of April



Following a long 10-month delay, the wait for Apple’s white iPhone 4 could soon be over, according to three people with knowledge of the company’s plans. The device will be available through both AT&T and Verizon Wireless and will launch by the end of April.

A Bloomberg report on Wednesday cites three people who are familiar with Apple’s plans, while another report published on Thursday by Reuters cites two more who also claim the white iPhone 4 is currently in production.

A bout of manufacturing challenges have delayed the device – which is rumored to have included paint that becomes discolored and peels under heat, light leakage into the camera, and light leakage out of the case – the device that many thought would never see the light of day could finally be released from the Foxconn factory.

Despite a message on Twitter last month from Apple’s vice president Phil Schiller, confirming the white device would be available this spring, the recent removal of any image depicting the device from Apple’s website fuelled rumors that the handset would not be launching.

[via AppleInsider]

  • gareth edwards

    bored of this whole white iPhone nonsense.

  • TylerHoj

    Give it up. Whose has actually been waiting THIS long. At this point in the game…just move on Apple. Update the MacBook Air or something if your bored. Drop this white iPhone nonsense.

  • tcbritt

    Do you think they have delayed the white iPhone purposely? Since iPhone 5 is rumored to be delayed, they can release the white iPhone 4 in between to keep the hype rolling.

  • TristanThomas

    I don’t get it. Why are you guys given Apple free plubliscity on a product they never tend to release? What I understand even less is why are people still waiting on this…? Makes no sense.

    Anyways, Steve already said that there wont be a white iPhone 4. You can check the interview here: http://www.getyourgadgetsgoing

  • JayeDee369

    I never heard about the white paint discoloring rumor…for those that bought the white kit to turn their black iPhones to white ones, have you experienced any discoloration?

  • bbrewer

    That’s a stupid rumor, based on nothing, aimed at manipulating the stock. iPhone 4 was leaked. iPhone 5 will not be leaked.

  • Bryon Bella

    My wife is so glad that when I gave her my old iPhone 3 that it is white. The ladies like the white iPhones, and honestly even I like the white ones. In fact, they outsell the black Apple devices and always have. If I would have waited just 3 weeks I would have heard about this announcement and been able to get the white iPhone 4. Oh well, it’s just a color right? I am so hard on my phone anyway watching TV all the time I think the black will hold up longer. My DISH Network employee Sling adapter gives our whole family the ability to take turns watching live or recorded TV on our phones. The problem is keeping everyone to their schedule.