There are “plenty”:http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/26/apple-gets-its-white-iphone-4-ducks-in-a-row-ahead-of-launch/ of “signs”:http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/26/preparations-for-white-iphone-4-launch-continue/ that Apple will release the white iPhone 4 to the market after more than 9 months wait.
As they say, better late than never. Besides having it in the market, that also says a few things about Apple, as Darrell Etherington says it at “theAppleBlog”:http://gigaom.com/apple/blogged-white-iphone-arriving-this-week/
bq.. First, it shows Apple isn’t the kind of company that lets things slide. At this point, many considered the white iPhone 4 vaporware, myself included. It was just a product announcement that didn’t become a shipping product. It’s something that happens with fair enough frequency in the consumer electronics world. But it isn’t something that happens at Apple. If Apple says it will ship something, it will, and a white iPhone 4, even nine months delayed, upholds that reputation.
Second, it’s probably a good indicator that Apple means to continue to leverage the design. The white iPad 2 probably borrows from the technical lessons the company made in getting the process of painting glass surfaces white with its iPhone 4 design, but if Apple devoted as much time and effort to this as it seems to have, then you can bet we’ll see it carried forward in other device designs. Specifically, we should expect to see an iPhone 5 that looks very similar to its predecessor.
p. Totally agree on point one. Apple wouldn’t announce a product without having almost certainty of shipping (though their track record on shipping things with no problem is slightly off the mark sometimes). As for point 2, I think the external antenna design will change, but the use of the white front panel, like the iPad 2 will be there for some time.
As of now, we aren’t sure when the white iPhone 4 will be available, but we doubt it will be very far off from the rest of the world this time.
Will you have two white iOS device in your hands soon?