Last June when Apple unveiled the iPhone 4, we were led to believe that a white iPhone 4 would launch in the future, however 8 months on there is still no sign of it, therefore many believe that it will never arrive, which could mean the next white iPhone we see will be the iPhone 5.
Apple has never said why a white iPhone 4 has not shown up yet, however many believe that the planned release was cancelled due to the reception issues that the iPhone 4 suffers with, this could have left Apple caught between rock and a hard place with two options, they could either release a white version of what many call a flawed product, or release a “fixed” white iPhone 4 which didn’t suffer with poor signal strength.
If Apple released a “fixed” white iPhone 4 people who had purchased the black iPhone 4 would feel that they bought an inferior product, which would have undoubtedly resulted in a hearing at court and a potentially huge product recall.
Now that Verizon has released the iPhone 4 along with AT&T there seems to be no real reason to roll the white iPhone 4 out, it would have made sense to make the Verizon iPhone 4 white and exclusive to “Big Red”, but again Apple may have been treading on thin ice as they originally suggested that the white iPhone 4 was coming to AT&T.
Apple fanboys will probably praise Apple if they offer the iPhone 5 in white, however it will always make us wonder what happened to the white iPhone 4, here is another possibility for you, Apple may just announce an upgraded iPhone 4 in the summer (rather than the iPhone 5) which is only available in white.. would this be enough in today’s highly competitive smartphone market? I dont think so..