It was suppose to be available shortly after the announcement of iPhone 4. Then, it was going to be available “in July”. As of last week, it was going to be released “at the end of July”. Well, fahgetaboutit, says Apple:
White models of Apple’s new iPhone® 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.
Apple hasn’t specified what the problem is. It’s just a color, right? I mean, how hard can it be to create a white phone? I could understand if they were trying to go all crayola 64 color on us, but come on, we’re talking an easy color here, right?
It’s a whole lot more complex than anyone thought.
I held off upgrading my iPhone 3G in hopes that the white one would be released next week. Now, I’m not so sure it’ll ever see the light of day.