White iPhone 4 Canceled Entirely?
News about Apple's much-delayed white iPhone 4 continues to fly fast and furious, with a new claim from Boy Genius Report suggesting that the model has been canceled entirely instead of merely delayed until next spring as the company announced yesterday.
According to a previous source of ours, we have been told that Apple in fact has no plans to release the white model iPhone 4. Our source hypothesizes another "delay" communicated around March leading us into an iPhone 5 release time-frame in June / July.
Initial reactions to Apple's announcement yesterday ran along a similar vein, with many forum posters wondering whether Apple truly would release a white iPhone 4 not more than a few months before the company presumably refreshes the entire lineup with the fifth-generation iPhone next June or July.
The source of the latest report also speculates that relative silence from his or her manufacturing contacts could suggest something other than a manufacturing issue is responsible for the delays. Numerous reports over the past few months have made claims regarding possible reasons, with the most recent coming just today and asserting that Apple is experiencing difficulties with light leaking into the iPhone through its white body and affecting camera performance.