April 27, 2011
Following an almost ten month long delay, Apple has finally managed to overcome the difficulties preventing it from shipping the white iPhone 4. In a press release just moments ago, Apple announced that the device will be made available all around the world starting tomorrow, April 28th. The White iPhone 4 has been a long continuing saga. After we first exclusively found out about it almost a year ago, the device was unveiled and shown at the official iPhone 4 launch, then scheduled to come along the black version. Unfortunately, the device went through multiple delays, related to manufacturing difficulties and was finally declared dead by many observers. Apple never backed out of making the device however, and announced it would come out in the Spring. Well, Spring has come and Apple kept its word. The white iPhone 4 will be available for purchase starting tomorrow. So yeah, it's great news for those who're out for a handset right now, as it's reportedly stunning. I don't believe anyone has been holding off this long, but if you did, your time has come as well. Another interesting point is that this release can be interpreted as another clue that Apple won't launch an iPhone 5 two months from now, but will rather wait until September. The device is available in both GSM and CDMA versions, at the same price as the black model. You can order online on Apple's site (which just started featuring it), or at many retailers. It's reportedly pretty much the same device we've already known, aside from a slightly improved light sensor. Relieved ? Getting one tomorrow ? Tell us in the comments! Official press release:
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apple® today announced that the white iPhone® 4 will be available beginning tomorrow. White iPhone 4 models will be available from Apple’s online store (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores, AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. “The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it’s beautiful,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while we’ve worked to get every detail right.” iPhone 4 is the most innovative phone in the world, featuring Apple’s stunning Retina™ display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone resulting in super crisp text, images and video, and FaceTime®, which makes video calling a reality. Pricing & Availability White models of iPhone 4 will be available in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and the US, beginning Thursday, April 28 and in many more countries around the world soon. White iPhone 4 will be available for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model with a new two year agreement through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores, AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.