White iPhone 4 Available In The Second Half Of July

Today Apple issued a brief press release addressing the availability, or lack thereof, of the white iPhone 4 models.

In the U.S., the iPhone 4 will be officially launched on June 24, however Apple will only have the iPhone 4 in black available for sale. Apple has previously acknowledged that the white iPhone 4 will be coming later, but the company has now provided a specific time frame for release,

White models of Apple’s new iPhone® 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.

So now white iPhone 4 models are set to launch in “the second half of July” due to manufacturing challenges. Earlier this month, concerns of iPhone 4 inventory came into the spotlight when Apple announced 600,000 iPhone 4 units sold. With the iPhone 4 launch in Canada coming by the end of July, many have feared that the iPhone 4 may be delayed.

Well, if anything, the white iPhone 4 should be readily available for Canada’s launch and we can only hope that further delays and supply constraints do not affect the Canadian launch next month.