The White iPhone 4 has been a long time in the making. Apple said that they just couldn’t get it to work exactly the way they wanted it to. There was a ton of speculation. Some said it may be the camera, others said it was the proximity sensor not working properly with the lighter colored plastic, and just about anything else you can imagine. It seems it was all of the above, and then some. Apple also noted that they needed to make sure it didn’t become discolored or yellowed in the sun and wouldn’t discolor over time.
Well, it’s finally out. Just short of a year from announcement. It’s been a long time, and some may think it’s too little too late. Still, there are many who don’t mind, and will love the White iPhone 4.
Just to take a look at the handset’s history, we went ahead and put together a little image showing when the device was announced vs what actually happened. It was a long time in the making, and it wasn’t until October that Apple was able to pin a release window on the device. Some may be critical. We agree that it’s way too late to even bother, but Apple doesn’t mind. They know that more casual users will still be interested in this handset and that they probably don’t mind if theirs isn’t the the newest, coolest iPhone around. The more hardcore users already have theirs and already anticipate the iPhone 5, so they may skip out.