Following a ten month standoff, it appears that the white iPhone 4 will be launching before enthusiasts flip their calender to May. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, sources close to Apple claim that the evasive white iteration of the fourth iPhone will ship within a “few weeks.”
While it’s unclear whether Apple will hold a media event for the white iPhone’s launch or not, it appears that the device will be revealed in the near future:
“Apple Inc. will begin selling a white model of the iPhone 4 in the next few weeks after a 10- month delay, according to three people familiar with the plans.
The new version will be available from AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless by the end of April, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. The release was stalled as Apple resolved manufacturing challenges, including paint that peeled under heat, one person said.”
As Bloomberg points out in the unofficial report, Apple originally delayed the white edition because of production problems.
“After releasing the iPhone 4 in June, Apple announced the delay of a white version because of unspecified manufacturing trouble. Production was also delayed because of complications with a sensor used in the device, one of the people said.”
This report is backed up by a previous statement from Phil Schiller, Apple’s Vice President of Marketing. In March, the VP tweeted that “the white iPhone will be available this spring.”
While plenty of rumors have been circulating about the white iPhone 4, but this one seems to be the most credible yet — especially since its backed up by someone near the top of the Apple food chain.
Expect a white iPhone announcement later this month.