Report: White iPhone 4 will not be available until second half of July

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White iPhone 4

Since not everyone likes the conventional black iPhone, it is important to have another alternative color available. The white iPhone 4 should have been available for tomorrow’s launch, but Best Buy confirmed that they will not be selling the white iPhone just yet. This announcement by Best Buy, especially since they did not provide any reasoning, caused a lot of uproar among customers who wanted the white iPhone. Today, Apple released a statement explaining that the white iPhone has “proven more challenging to manufacture than expected.” The white iPhone will be available in the second half of July, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Even though it is harder to produce a white iPhone, this will, in no way, affect the production of black iPhones. Check out the complete statement below.

White models of Apple’s new iPhone® 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.

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  • isofts

    It'a perfect mobile. I will buy it ant the first time.

  • Tj

    Bull, how can it be more difficult to make a white phone? The only difference between the two is the case. There's no difference in hardware or specs. Delaying the release of the white iPhone 4 is merely an attempt to keep the hype going.

  • Natesh Sood

    Some conspiracy theorists agree with you TJ, but if I may borrow a quote I read from Gizmodo:

    From a reader/Design Manager who knows a thing or two about mass manufacturing, white equipment may indeed be harder to produce than black:

    "The process to make the back of the glass black is an electroplating process. This creates a very durable consistent and smooth black finish. To make white on the other hand you have to paint the back of the glass with white paint. It is difficult to create a smooth opaque look with the white. Also if the white paint goes on too thick it is difficult to glue the glass on because the glue will stick to the paint, but the paint will pull off of the glass. "

    So only Apple knows whether there is a legit problem or if they are trying to keep the hype going as you said.