No one can deny that the iPhone 4 has already proven to be a hit, selling millions just a few weeks after launch. But the newest Apple mobile device has also had its share of headaches: persistent complaints about antenna problems and, now, further delays in availability for the iPhone 4’s white model.
It’s not exactly clear why Apple is finding the white version of the iPhone 4 more difficult to manufacture, and that uncertainty is prompting plenty of speculation on the Internet that Apple is taking the opportunity to redesign the iPhone to address the lingering antenna reception issue. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look and weighs the rumor.
Apple issued one of its typically short, enigmatic statements Friday, announcing that the release of a new white iPhone 4 is delayed until later this year. The news has no bearing on the current black model of the iPhone 4 which Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) continues to sell.
Apple statement said white models of iPhone 4 “have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year.”