Apple’s elusive White iPhone 4 is finally all set to see the light of day. We had reported earlier that Apple was gearing up to launch the White iPhone 4 this week after months of delay. These delay’s had been a source of embarrassment for Apple for a long time but looks like agony of the people as well as the company will soon be over.
According to Appleinsider, Apple’s retail stores based in the United States have started to receive these handsets in advance along with the promotional strategy. These yet-to-be officially released handsets will be under a lockdown in warehouses until the the day of release which in all possibility will be April the 27th. Verizon and AT&T subscribers need not to worry as it will be released on both the carriers. There have been reports of a few prematurely sold White iPhone 4’s in the UK as retailers have already received the shipments of the handsets. Uk based carrier Vodafone had also indicated with photos about their stocks of the White iPhone 4 in their official retail packaging online a few days back.
The white iPhone 4 was actually announced at Apple’s WWDC keynote in 2010 but since then it’s release date has been pushed back more times than one can remember. The thing which is really intriguing is whether the customers will have the same interest in buying it when speculations of the release of its successor, the iPhone 5 are at an all time high, which is expected to be released in this year’s fall
Apple usually introduces new iPhone models in summer but they have decided to do it later this year. A likely theory is that Apple wants to push forward the date of the fifth generation iPhone to aim for a simultaneous release on both GSM and CDMA networks which will enable both AT&T and Verizon customers to get their hands on the new version at the same time.