Apple has confirmed via new Apple Store signage that the white iPhone 4 will be available Spring 2011.
In an Apple Store sign (above), posted by 9to5Mac, Apple notes:
The white iPhone 4 will be available spring 2011.
Interestingly, spring 2011 won’t be too far away from release of the fifth generation iPhone handset, which Steve Jobs will most likely announce at WWDC ’11. While “iPhone 5″ rumors began to circulate back in October, nobody is really sure yet what kind of device Apple will release.
While some are hoping for another “revolutionary” upgrade, many believe Apple will simply release a modified version of the iPhone 4. Remember the iPhone 3GS? Something similar could very likely happen next June. Personally, I can’t see Apple improving much on the iPhone 4 in 2011. An “iPhone 4S,” with some NFC-utilization and other minor improvements, seems most likely.
However, the release of a white iPhone 4 in spring 2011 is curious. Most of us expected Apple to simply release a white version of its fifth generation handset, and give up on the white version of its iPhone 4. It seems now, however, that a “white iPhone 4″ will indeed retail ahead of WWDC ’11.
Then again, Steve Jobs could change his mind. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.