Apple confirms white iPhone 4 delays

No white iPhone 4 for you - best make do with a 3rd edition iPod
No white iPhone 4 for you - best make do with a 3rd edition iPod

Apple has finally come clean and admitted it's having some manufacturing issues with the white iPhone 4, meaning long delays.

Jobs' Lot has issued a statement about the handset, which will bring dismay, gloom and depression to all those waiting for the alternative version of its iPhone 4:

"White models of Apple's new 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.

"The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected."

More popular

We're not surprised the black iPhone 4 is more popular as it's actually available to buy, but we're confused as to why it's harder for Apple to simply change the colour of the chassis.

Rumours that the white version of the iPhone 4 will run seven per cent faster than the black version, with longer battery life and higher internal storage, are unsubstantiated at the moment.

Christopher Phin, Deputy Editor of MacFormat, agrees that this will disappoint users:

"It will disappoint many who were excited at the prospect of owning the white iPhone, but it'll just increase its cachet when it's finally released. Until then, there's always Tipp-Ex."

Perhaps the wait is not the phone itself, but for a white Bumper - after all, which self-respecting Apple fan would want to mix and match his or her colour scheme?

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.