[Updated] White iPhone 4 Canceled Completely?


Update 1, Oct. 27, 11:55PM PST: It appears that Apple has removed all instances of the white iPhone 4 from its online store, as seen in this screenshot of the Apple Canada online store below. Bummer.

Yesterday reports indicated that Apple had delayed the white iPhone 4 until Spring 2011. This was met with a lot of frustration as many would-be customers have been waiting for the white version of the iPhone 4 before purchasing.

However, even yesterday it seemed odd that Apple would delay the white iPhone 4 to only a few months before the supposed release of the next iPhone.

To add to the frustration, a new report today from Boy Genius Report indicates that Apple may have canceled the white iPhone 4 entirely.

According to a previous source of ours, we have been told that Apple in fact has no plans to release the white model iPhone 4. Our source hypothesizes another “delay” communicated around March leading us into an iPhone 5 release time-frame in June / July.

When Apple reported the delay yesterday, the company did not indicate what was the cause of the delay. There have been many rumors pointing to manufacturing delays from the color to the actual body of the device, but the most recent delay reason points to a light problem with the camera.

The light problem seems to be a leakage of light through the white iPhone 4 body that is causing performance problems with photos taken with the iPhone. Reports point to photos being washed out and not optimal.

So if these reports are to be believed, it seems the white iPhone 4 is finished. If you were waiting to get an iPhone 4, you should probably get the black one now or wait until the next release to avoid locking into a contract part way through the product life cycle.



  • Anonymous

    I’m really not a fan of the white on the front of the iPhone. If they kept the front black and the back white, I might be more interested. I had a white iPhone 3GS, and I loved it. Makes sense, that they would cancel it all together, and just wait until the next iPhone.

  • Wuju

    Like the black one anyway. No harm done here. 🙂

  • well, since i was waiting for the white iphone 4
    i might as well wait for the white iphone 5.

  • alex

    Actually it is likely that they would release it in the spring as it could bring in some extra revenue. I already know some people are waiting till june for the iphone5, however if apple releases it in the bring, they might get a surge of buyers buying this “new” looking iphone before the next model comes out.

    So it could be a strategic move (although it would be much better to release it before the holidays, unless they actually can’t fix it in time).

  • Anonymous

    It would make sense to hold off and not do a mid year refresh… But many companies do this. Like RIM and the bb 9780

  • I Agree. the white iPhone looks like a Plasic DS like shell lol
    thats my first impression anyways

  • Anonymous

    according to that rationalle you may as well wait until iphone 6…or better yet iphone 10 😛

  • Anonymous

    The white iPhone looks cheap anyways, and you shouldn’t rush to buy a phone that has antenna issues, my 4 has slot of droped calls

  • No one really cares – everyone is buyiing or waiting for – the black one. So, I guess Apple realizes this and want to cut their losses. Did I just say losses? Now, that’s funny!

  • ReyT

    I WAS gonna get the white iPhone if it became available because I’ve had two black iPhones and wanted to own a white one, but alas, can’t resist having any-color-iPhone sooner. Maybe in the next-life?

  • wow…shame.. I likemy black iphone so I’m good. To bad for the people who wanted white.