White iPhone 4 may launch on February 27th at Best Buy [updated]

By on January 18, 2011 at 2:18 PM.

White iPhone 4 may launch on February 27th at Best Buy [updated]

Following news that two white iPhone models have appeared in Vodafone Germany’s inventory system, Mac Rumors reports that Best Buy is showing the highly anticipated Apple smartphone in its system as well. An alleged screen shot of Best Buy’s inventory system shows the white iPhone 4 in two sizes, both due to launch some time after Sunday, February 27th. While the authenticity of the screen shot has not been verified, the SKU numbers shown in the image match SKUs initially used by Best Buy when it took, and subsequently cancelled, pre-orders for the white iPhone 4. If the February 27th date pans out, the white iPhone 4 will end up launching less than four months before Apple announces its successor, the fifth-generation iPhone.

UPDATE:BGR reader points out that the screen shot above is actually from Best Buy’s Employee Toolkit and not its inventory system. As such, we can’t speculate on a release date at this time, as in-stock dates and release dates typically do not correspond. More →

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White iPhone 4 appears in Vodafone Germany’s system

By on January 17, 2011 at 10:00 PM.

White iPhone 4 appears in Vodafone Germany’s system

The world is still holding onto hope that a white iPhone 4 will some day become a reality and if a purported screen capture of Vodafone Germany’s inventory system is to be believed, that day may soon be upon us. Verizon Wireless announced the iPhone 4 just last week and it included an image of a white iPhone on its website in the process. While the inclusion of the white iPhone was an accident and the image was subsequently taken down, the very fact that Verizon’s Web team was working with images of the white iPhone was viewed by many as a promising sign. Today, a series of images reportedly shows entries for a white iPhone in Vodafone Germany’s inventory system. The source of the pictures claims that the albino iPhone should become available soon, so perhaps white iPhone fans will actually have a few months to enjoy the phone before its successor launches this summer. More →

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White iPhone 4 coming soon from Verizon?

By on January 11, 2011 at 12:59 PM.

White iPhone 4 coming soon from Verizon?

It looks like the gadget-unicorn that is Apple’s white iPhone 4 may soon be available for purchase from Verizon Wireless. A BGR reader just contacted us via email to point out that Verizon does in fact currently show the iPhone in white on its site. It’s just a single image and it’s buried in a gallery on an iFrame, but it definitely confirms that Verizon is at least planning to offer the white iPhone at some point. Verizon Wireless did not comment on the white iPhone at today’s event, and there is no word on whether the white model will become available from AT&T any time soon. Hit the read link to view the image in question (click the tech specs link along the top, then click the second image in the gallery along the bottom) on Verizon’s site.

UPDATE: The image of the white iPhone has been removed by Verizon. More →

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Verizon Wireless may pay to keep Sprint, T-Mobile away from Apple’s iPhone

By on December 6, 2010 at 4:33 PM.

Verizon Wireless may pay to keep Sprint, T-Mobile away from Apple’s iPhone

Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu is never shy when it comes to disseminating Apple-related suppositions, and he had quite the interesting tidbit for investors on Monday. According to a Forbes report, Wu thinks Verizon Wireless may be willing to pay Apple to keep the iPhone away from Sprint and T-Mobile. Citing channel checks, Wu wrote to investors, “we are hearing that VZ does not want iPhone, the hottest selling smart phone, available on T-Mobile USA and/or Sprint and may be willing to pay for exclusivity to itself and AT&T.” Wu also claims that Apple got the terms it was looking for, and there will be a Verizon iPhone in 2011. Wu’s note is the latest in a long line of unconfirmed reports suggesting Apple’s iPhone will finally be launched by Verizon Wireless early next year. For the sake of anxious Verizon Wireless subscribers across the country, let’s hope that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. More →

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Apple’s iPhone 4 in white hands-on, kind of!

By on November 17, 2010 at 10:50 AM.

Apple’s iPhone 4 in white hands-on, kind of!

Well, well, well. We finally got our white iPhone 4 fully working, and wanted to update our previous story, but we also figured some high resolution shots of the phone would be pretty tantalizing as well. After being sent a white front and back assembly from our ninjas at cnn.cn, we transplanted the stock black iPhone 4 with the newly received parts. We had some difficulty with the first front white LCD assembly we got, however, so we had to wait for a second one. The second fared better, though it still didn’t work properly — the proximity sensor wouldn’t work at all! We finally gave up until someone suggested we remove a bit of metallic foil covering the proximity sensor holes on the front of the device, and lo and behold, this fixed our issues. We’re now running a 95% stock white iPhone 4. Things we didn’t bother changing include the dock connector on the bottom of the device and the internal headset jack piece (both come in a light gray from Apple).

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Apple cancels white iPhone 4?

By on October 27, 2010 at 11:54 AM.

Apple cancels white iPhone 4?

Adding on to last night’s Apple announcement that the company would further delay the release of the white iPhone 4, we have received new information that paints a different story. According to a previous source of ours, we have been told that Apple in fact has no plans to release the white model iPhone 4. Our source hypothesizes another “delay” communicated around March leading us into an iPhone 5 release time-frame in June / July. Something interesting is that manufacturing sources our contact has are keeping quiet on the matter, not confirming that this was in fact a manufacturing issue at this point, but that there might be something else going on behind the scenes.

Oh well. We’ll always have CNN.cn.

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White iPhone 4 gets un-boxed and photographed

By on July 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM.

White iPhone 4 gets un-boxed and photographed

White iPhone 4

Do black gadgets make you feel gloomy? Does pure-white better suit your bubbly personality? If you’re an iPhone user, and white is your thing, we’ve got a story for you. Japanese blog Impress Watch has gotten their hands on a white Apple iPhone 4 that they’ve taken the time to give a proper un-boxing and photo shoot. If you’re interested to see what the bleached iPhone 4 looks like, hit up the read link and check out the full exposé.

[Via TiPb] More →

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