White iPhone 4: Delayed, Canceled, or Both

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According to Reuters, the white iPhone 4 has been put off until next Spring. According to Boy Genius Report, it's been canned altogether. Who should we believe? Honestly, it doesn't really matter at this point.

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One thing both sources agree on is that we're not going to hear another peep about the white iPhone 4 until next March. That's when Apple will either finally sell it, or push back the release date again until summer and quietly let it die. But with Apple releasing a new iPhone like clockwork every June/July, even if the iPhone 4 does hit the shelves it'll be old news—though appealingly discounted—in a matter of months.

Who would buy one then instead of just sticking it out for iPhone 5? And what incentive is there for Apple to crank on a lame duck device?

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So for all the rumors about why and when and how the white iPhone 4 might or might not come out, the calendar's been pushed so far back that by now the point's pretty much moot. [Reuters, BGR]

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i think the big reason for this, not concerning the schedule for iphone 5 coming up... is primarily the lack of carbon (molecules???) in the white compared to the black (thus the white iphone cracking more).