Today AppleInsider reports on comments from Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who claims that Apple’s manufacturing partners will begin production of the white iPhone 4 sometime this month, with a launch expected in early April.
The report only applies to the GSM iPhone 4, with no information available on whether the CDMA iPhone 4 will also see a white version.
Apple is expected to begin production of its long-awaited iPhone 4 sometime this month, with shipments no later than early April, according to one analyst’s checks.
Manufacturers will initiate production of the GSM-based iPhone 4 version in white enclosures and begin dispatching them to Apple ahead of general availability planned for next month, Concord Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told AppleInsider. Apple has made changes the “film material to solve the full-lamination problem that [was] the reason why white iPhones [were] delayed,” he added.
The white iPhone 4 was first announced alongside the black iPhone 4 in June 2010, but was then pushed back to a late July release. As July approached, Apple again announced a delay to later in the year and then pushed the device back again in October to “spring” 2011.
Since then, Apple has remained quiet regarding the white iPhone 4. However during the recent iPad 2 media event, Steve Jobs did note that the white version of the iPad will ship at the same time as the black version later this week in the USA.