UK Wireless Carrier Says No White iPhone 4 Until “End of the Year”


This week, Orange, a UK wireless provider that supports the iPhone, has sent out an email to its customers indicating that the white iPhone 4 model will not be available “until the end of the year”.

With no white iPhone 4 available for sale, the UK carrier offers customers to opt for a black model instead, encouraging customers to buy now instead of later.

We wanted to let you know that there won’t be any white iPhone 4’s in the UK until the end of the year.

If you’re happy to wait another few months we’ll let you know as soon as they’re back in stock.

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Alternatively, if you want it now, click here or visit your local Orange shop to get the iPhone 4 Black 16GB or 32GB today.

It is unknown whether Orange has received official word from Apple regarding the availability of the white model iPhone 4 or if the carrier is basing the email on Apple’s earlier public disclosure of the white model iPhone 4 being delayed until “later this year”.

In either case, Canadian carriers have not made any announcements yet and the only evidence we have is from Apple’s official statement.

Many potential iPhone 4 customers have been holding out for the white model, hoping that the device will be released sooner rather than later. However, if the white iPhone 4 is delayed until the end of 2010, that will put the device almost half way through its product life cycle.

At this time, Apple has yet to officially announce the reason for the white iPhone 4 delays. Rumors have claimed manufacturing problems surrounding the iPhone 4 casing and touchscreen display.

Are you waiting for the white model iPhone 4? Or did you opt for the black model instead?



  • On the waiting list for iP4

    How can there be a problem when all they have to do is change the colour?

  • Jason

    it's something to do with the material or lack there of to make it white, it becomes less durable when certain pigments are left out.

  • Who could POSSIBLY wait that long when they actively want an iPhone 4?!?
    It's not like the black one is ugly!
    But seriously, I hope that the white one comes before then. I think I'll get it… you know, do the whole buy two, keep one, sell my current one and a brand new one thing.
    It looks nice in the pictures on Apple's site, but it does kind of make me wonder how trustworthy those pics are now!

  • drew

    “….Canadian carriers have not made any announcements yet….” LOL our carriers do not tell us anything until the last possible minute, it's pathetic. They were slow to advertise the launch date and pricing. I signed up for email notifications from all the carriers months ago for “iphone 4 updates”, and didn't receive anything LOL

  • Bubble

    I'll settle for any iphone 4. Not to mention white, even the black one is hard to find. You just got to love the good old method of first come, first served.

    It's incredible that Canadian carriers are SOOOO slow to provide launch date and pricing. The iphone 4 is also available in Hong Kong in July, but the HK carriers even have time to plan a launch party at midnight of July 31st. Go figure!

  • RonK

    LOL give me a break. I don't think it has anything to do with durability or manufacturability. Probably just delaying the introduction of the white version to delay the hype as long as possible. A marketing strategy IMO!

  • Me

    Or they are just trying to fix the antenna issues and release new and revised both, black and white iPhones… And apple can always say “there was no antenna issue, but now that we have improved the manufacturing methods of the white iphone we have also applied it to the balck one and thus (by a magic change and coincidance) we have improved reception on the black phone as well”

    This way they can continue to deny the antenna issue but be free to issue iphone revision 2.0.

  • Damien

    The best thing I ever did was get up at 3am and wait inline at Telus from 5:30am till they opened the doors at 10am not a minute sooner ( even though Rogers open earlier in the mall at 8:30am0 but I was first inline and got my sweet 32gb Black iphone 4. First come first serve. Lol

  • Xetal

    I must admit the Iphone 4 carriers information page was just a scam to put our e-mail in the company mailing list. I never got anything as well and registered on Fido, Rogers, Bell … LIES

  • Mashal_mansouri

    This whole Iphone 4 thing is a giant pathetic joke…. I was soo excited to get a white iphone regardless of price and that we had to wait more than a month after people in the states got is it possible that consumers are willing to pay for a product but its not available or won't come out. and why is supplying a white iphone so hard to canadians but it wasn't supposedly difficult to manufacture for people living in the states…I didnt want to but i'll probably just buy a blackberry if buy the time I get my white iphone the IPhone 4 model will already be old….and i totally agree with everyone bout signing up with the iphone 4 carriers for information on the product, since i didn't hear anything about it from any of them.

  • bR

    Ha, I can't even find a black one ! Of course Apple will delay the white one just to create another hype, or release it at the same time when there is a good Android phone out to compete.

  • Last-iPhone4inStock

    Lol I slept in on launch day, till 12pm. I got up made a few phone calls walked into a Futureshop and walked out 30 mins later with my shinny new iPhone 4 32GB.

    Posted from my shinny new(ish) iPhone 4 32GB.

  • Hayman2010

    I would take an iPhone 4 in any colour but they are very hard to find the only place that gets them at all is the apple store and that is still a very limited supply. Why release a product when only a hand full are available?

  • Gerry18

    They must have had a lot of iPhone 4s for launch day. I called at noon and the store in my city were sold out within hours.

  • Steve Jobs

    There will never be a good Android phone to compete us.

    Sent from my iPhone 5

  • Calliope

    Didn't we already hear they were delayed til possibly December anyway?

    From pictures, the back of the white iPhone 4 looks nice…. but the front looks weird and I don't think I could get used to it. I prefer the black one anyway.

  • Steve Jobs

    That was supposed to be a secret

    Sent from my iPhone 5

  • they don't have white iphones in the states either