White iPhone 4 release date finally confirmed on tomorrow
The white iPhone 4 was expected to be released by the end of April. Today, Apple issued a press release saying that it’ll be available tomorrow, on April 28. A white version of the device was originally announced last June, but the phone was plagued with production issues resulting in a slew of delays. The wait is finally over.
The white iPhone 4 will be selling at Apple retail stores, Apple’s Web site, AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores, and select Apple resellers, the company announced. The white iPhone will sell for the same price as its black counterpart: $199 for a 16GB and $299 for a 32GB.
“The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it’s beautiful,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while we’ve worked to get every detail right.”. The company said 28 countries including the U.S. and the U.K. will be part of the initial rollout, with more to follow. Apple added that it will launch the iPad 2 in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and eight other countries Thursday.
Rumors about the launch of the white iPhone have been circulating for months, the most recent of which said the launch would happen this week. The white iPhone has been troubled since the start. When Apple announced the iPhone 4, it said the device would be available in black and white models. By the end of June, however, Apple issued a statement that said the white models “have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected.” At the time, Apple promised to release them by the second half of July, but by the time July 23 rolled around, Apple said the white iPhone would not actually be available until the end of the year.
Apple recently released the iPad 2 in both black and white options too.