Making a white iPhone 4 is apparently a heck of a lot harder than you might expect. Apple on Friday released a statement indicating that the anxiously awaited white model of the latest iPhone now wonâ€™t be available “until later this year”.
Apple first announced the white iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote in June. The white iPhone 4, unlike previous so-called white iPhones that merely sported white backs, was shown to feature an all-white enclosure, surprisingly reminiscent of the original iPod.
When pre-orders for the iPhone 4 went live, however, the white model was curiously unavailable. In late June, Apple announced that the bleached model wouldnâ€™t be ready until late July, having â€śproven more challenging to manufacture than expectedâ€ť.
As recently as a week ago, at Appleâ€™s press conference regarding the iPhone 4â€™s antenna, the company stated that the white model would be available this month.
Sadly, though, it seems that Appleâ€™s plans have changed. If youâ€™re waiting on a pearly white iPhone 4 to call your own, and were hoping for it to be released on 30 July alongside the Australian launch, the company once again says that they â€śhave continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expectedâ€ť.
Apple did offer one piece of good news for customers, though: â€śThe availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.â€ť Some may wonder whether that model is more popular since it is the only one available, but probably not to Steve Jobsâ€™ face.