Tuesday March 15, 2011 2:15 am
Phil Schiller confirms white iPhone 4 set for Spring launch
It looks like Apple executive Phil Schiller let the cat out of the bag on the white iPhone release date over the weekend. He promised a spring release date for the white iPhone. Apple has delayed the launch of the white iPhone 4 several times for various reasons. The problem with the device was "light leakage" from around the edges of the glass. The white paint on the iPhone was causing light to leak, and Apple developed a special manufacturing process to combat the problem. There were also rumors that Apple was not happy with the original shade of white that was being produced at the manufacturing plant.
I'm one of the many people who intended to buy the white iPhone 4 when it was announced. I've been patiently watching all the drama with this coveted white beauty. Unfortunately, I chose the only option available to me when I renewed my contract for the iPhone 4 last summer, and I will not be getting a white iPhone so close to the iPhone 5 release. In fact, I'm not sure if releasing the white iPhone 4 is such a great idea for Apple this late in the game. Spring time is a little too close summer, and most savvy iPhone fans will likely choose to hold off, and see what's just around the corner with the iPhone 5. I would advise Apple to hold off on the white version of the iPhone 4, and save themselves another batch of manufacturing costs on a model that's about to be history. What do you think? Is releasing a white iPhone 4 this late in the game a good idea? Would you buy one if you already own a black iPhone 4, or wait for the iPhone 5 before making a move? Let us know in the comments below!