If color aesthetics mattered so much that you couldn't bring yourself to buy a black iPhone 4, Apple's reportedly ready to give you a new choice with the long-delayed shipment of a white version of its top-celling smartphone. cited three sources described as familiar with Apple plans as saying that the white iPhone 4 model will go on sale "in the next few weeks." If, indeed, that turns out to be the case, it would bring down the curtain on one of Apple's few - but more long-lasting - manufacturing and marketing gaffes. When the iPhone 4 debuted last summer, Apple was forced to delay the planned white model because of unspecified manufacturing problems. Apple, which reports its second-quarter financial results on April 20, got 39 percent of its first-quarter from the iPhone. A white 3GS version has long been available. According to the Bloomberg dispatch, both AT&T and Verizon would get the white iPhone 4 by the end of the month. A few days after last month's iPad 2 product … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Only 10 months late, white iPhone 4 may be near
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Adding extra legitimacy to credible reports that the white version of the iPhone 4 would arrive within the next few weeks, the unit has already popped up at a Vodafone UK retail store, and has even been sold to a customer before stock was pulled. Engadget has a photo from a reader who claims to have purchased the 16GB model of the yet-unreleased device from a Vodafone store in the U.K. Following the sale, the carrier is said to have sent a message to stores telling them to hold the stock until next week. The white version of the iPhone 4 was supposed to launch alongside the black one in 2010, but manufacturing difficulties have pushed its release back nearly a year. Following the original iPhone, the iPhone 3G and 3GS were both available in black and white, though with the iPhone 4, Apple radically changed the manufacturing process and added color to the front of the device as well as the back. According to Engadget, the model number on the white iPhone 4 the customer purchased … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo White iPhone 4 turns slips into wild in U.K.
After a year of promises, Apple's about to make good on its pledge to sell a white version of the iPhone 4. "The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it's beautiful," Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said today in a statement. "We appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while we've worked to get every detail right." That was a master understatement. The product was originally supposed to be available last year, one month after the black iPhone 4 debuted in June 2010. But production problems forced Apple to push back the debut date to later in the year, a deadline it similarly missed. But for anyone who has held out until now, the units will retail for $199 and $299 for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively. The device will be available from Apple's online store, Apple's retail stores, AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores, as well as from select Apple authorized resellers. Have at it. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo White iPhone 4 set to debut
(CBS) - The staff at Gizmodo can let out a sigh of relief now that they're off the hook for buying an iPhone 4 prototype last spring. The District Attorney of San Mateo County decided Wednesday not to file charges against the bloggers. In the official statement the DA stated, "After a consideration of all the evidence, it was determined that no charges would be filed against employees of Gizmodo." Gawker Media released this statement following the decision: "We are pleased that the District Attorney of San Mateo County, Steven Wagstaffe, has decided, upon review of all of the evidence, that no crime was committed by the Gizmodo team in relation to its reporting on the iPhone 4 prototype last year. While we have always believed that we were acting fully within the law, it has inevitably been stressful for the editor concerned, Jason Chen, and we are glad that we can finally put this matter behind us." Who is in trouble for this debacle? Brian Hogan and Sage Wallower, the two men who … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Gizmodo not in trouble for iPhone 4 leak, but guess who is
Would Apple give up one of the big reasons to pull out your wallet on its latest iPhone by offering its hottest feature to users with older models? OS hacking blog Jailbreak Nation says that may be in the cards, in report claiming that Apple is testing Siri, its voice assistant feature that is exclusive to the iPhone 4S, on older iOS devices including the iPhone 4. The rumor comes on the heels of efforts to get the feature to work on the iPhone 4 without Apple's permission, requiring the use of a device that's been jailbroken. That means users can write files and install applications on their iOS device without going through Apple's App Store. One such effort had a breakthrough last week, with its creator finding a way to get Siri's commands to go through Apple's servers, which play gatekeeper to make sure the device that's sending voice snippets is an iPhone 4S. In a demonstration provided to blog 9to5mac, the feature is shown working just as fast as on the 4S, which sports a … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Fix on way for iPhone 4 owners with Siri envy?