The White iPhone 4

The White iPhone 4

Friday, July 16, 2010

Apple Press Conference News: White iPhone 4 Coming at the End of July

And there we have it folks!  They ship at the end of July.  That means, in all likelihood, Saturday, July 31, they will ship out to stores, and be available from then on.  The Apple store online is still not taking pre-orders for it.  I'll be staying on top of that, and let you know as soon as it's available.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

iPhone 4 Event Tomorrow! Will Apple Announce White iPhone 4?

Apple today announced an iPhone-oriented press conference for tomorrow, July 16th.  While many people have their eyes fixed on the iPhone 4 antenna issue as the reason for this conference, what if it's something else?  Could Apple be announcing the release of the white iPhone 4?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Does Consumer Reports Have an Anti-Apple Agenda?

While this line of stories continues to trigger my gag reflex, it just won't die.  Today, consumer reports went further in its criticism of iPhone 4.  In a new blog post, Consumer Reports states that Apple is obliged to "offer a product that works consistently and reliably out of the box."  The post seems also to suggest that consumers ought to return their iPhone 4s.  While yesterday I posted that Consumer Reports was a respectable review agency, and that their methods were scientific, their blog post today has shaken that respect, and a statement by an electromagnetic engineer currently working as a tech blogger casts doubt on the credibility of their testing.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Is Apple Already Fixing the Antenna Issue With a Hydrophobic Coating?

Remember a few weeks ago, when I discussed contact with an Apple rep who confirmed that a missing hydrophobic coating on the iPhone 4, a manufacturing oversight, was causing the antenna issue to emerge on some units, but not all?

Well, after that meme never panned out, no further confirmation emerged from any other sources, and Apple announced its alleged software fix, I put that idea on the back burner, relegated to my bin of unconfirmed theories that didn't pan out.  But it may have actually been spot on.

A Possible iPhone 4 Recall and What It Means for White iPhone 4

Over the past few days, reports have been all over the web about Consumer Reports' rating of iPhone 4.  Namely, says the respected consumer products review agency, the iPhone 4 has a design flaw that seriously upsets its reception.

Normally, I'd dismiss such a statement as alarmist, and probably based on anecdote.  Normally, I'd probably be right to do so.  But remember those rational reviewers I was talking about?  Consumer Reports used similar (actually more exacting) methods, and a diverse sample of iPhone 4s in its tests.  This morning, I began to see stories discussing the need for Apple to recall iPhone 4, and I began to wonder.  What does this mean for the white iPhone 4?

Monday, July 12, 2010

More Pictures of White iPhone 4, But No Word Yet on Release

While Monday came and has mostly gone with no white iPhone 4 news, I did manage to come across some more pictures, which I think are from the same set as the ones I put up in an earlier post.  Check out some more angles, detail, and even the packaging!  We've got to be getting close...

Friday, July 9, 2010

An Artful Case and Antenna Solution in One! Check These Out!

In a much earlier post, I pointed out the cool iPhone 4 stuff you could find on  It seems a designer there has come up with the coolest, most elegant way to protect your phone's stainless sides and style it up at the same time.  If you haven't seen these yet, you're going to want them for your iPhone 4.  I guarantee it.

What Happens When Everyone Has One? The Smartphone Omega Point and the Future of iPhone

In 2010, smartphone owners are still only a small segment of society.  We surf the web, download movies and music and more all while on the go.  We hold in our hands the future of computing.  But it won't always be so.  Someday soon, the entire user base will be installed.  In that world, where will iPhone fit?

New White iPhone 4 Pictures Surface

So there are some shiny new pictures of a white iPhone 4 someone managed to get their hands on in Japan.  This thing is BEAUTIFUL.  Check it out.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The "Death Grip" Sinks Apple Haters to New Lows

Of all of the noise about iPhone 4's alleged antenna issue, the loudest seems to come from those who would be hating on iPhone 4 no matter what.  Here's why it's just Droidbags who've found a new key to whine in.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Ultimate White iPhone 4?

Just when you thought a white iPhone 4 couldn't get any more rare, this comes along. But is it art?

2 Weeks with iPhone 4: The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful

It's been about two weeks since launch day, and I've been test-driving a black iPhone 4 since then.  As you may have seen from my previous postings, I promised a review.  Well, instead of getting one out after a week with the unit, I moved from a two-bedroom house into a one-bedroom apartment.  While it was an overall terrible experience, I had iPhone 4 with me the whole way.

All the reviews you usually read have to do with what iPhone 4 is like when life is good, and you've got all the time in the world to play with your shiny new toy.  I spent the first week doing that.  The second week, however, saw me using iPhone 4 when life is at its most challenging and taxing.  Few reviews will tell you what kind of companion iPhone 4 makes in the roughest times.  This one will.

White iPhone 4 Rumor: It's Coming this Weekend?

Well, we'll start off today with a fresh rumor.  Alex, a commenter, recently posted the following:
"I work in the Mall of America in MN. I heard from a friend who works for AT&T here that they will be receiving white iPhone 4's next weekend (7/9-7/12) when they receive replenishment of the black models!!"
Is it true?  Read on to find out the likelihood.

And We're Back!

Hello everyone!  I have officially concluded the bulk of my move, and am back in the saddle, so to speak.  The bad news?  I've missed out on the craziest parts of the Great iPhone 4 Deathgrip Crisis.  The good news?  Now that the dust has settled, there's some genuine data out there to debate.  We also have a white iPhone 4 rumor to report.  More to follow.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Antenna Issue Update

Update regarding the antenna issue:

It could be a software problem, as the signal-switching software may be confused by the interruption created by bridging the iPhone antennae. Stay tuned for a potential software update.

Friday, June 25, 2010

What's Causing the Antenna Issue? Apple Rep. Responds

As I mentioned earlier, the black iPhone 4 I have is experiencing the dreaded antenna issue.  So I decided to do some digging and find out what's behind the problem.  Here's what I discovered.

iPhone 4 News and Rumor Roundup, June 24-25, 2010

Well, yesterday was a crazy day for me, as it was for everyone else in the iPhone nation.  Mine was for different reasons though.

Consequently, I didn't get the chance to post anything yesterday, and there was a TON of news, not all white iPhone 4 related, but definitely iPhone related.  Read on for a summary of the most interesting points.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Launch Mania!

Well, us white iPhone waiters may have something to relax about, for now.  The pre-orders that were given to be filled by Best Buy, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart are gone, and the stores received fewer phones than they expected.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Why the White iPhone 4 is Delayed! Really!!!

Well, I didn't expect such a thorough response, but it would seem our good friend nfs8932 has found commentary that really elucidates the potential situation.  Check out what nfs8932 uncovered, and read my explanation and impressions.

So You're Waiting for the White iPhone 4, What to do with Your Old One?

While many people are selling their old iPhone 3Gs and 3GS' right now to help pay for their upgrades, people waiting for the white are faced with a problem.  On the one hand, you want to get the most value out of the sale of your old iPhone.  On the other hand, you want to use your iPhone while you wait.  So I've taken some time to examine the best options.

What Kind of Manufacturing Difficulties? Let's figure it out!

So we now know that the delay of our favorite white enigma is due to difficulties in manufacturing.  Since we know the only difference between the two models is the color, what could be harder about it?

I want to do a full story on it, but I want your feedback first!

Official Word from Apple: Not Until the Second Half of July

In an unceremonious press release, Apple announced that the white iPhone 4 will not be available until sometime in the second half of July due to manufacturing challenges.

No News From Apple on White iPhone 4, Launch Day Closing In

Well, as you've probably seen in previous posts, I expected that Apple would make some sort of precautionary announcment regarding availability of the white iPhone 4, soon enough to stop people from getting in line for it.  So far, they've proven me wrong.

The Coolest Place for Your New iPhone Case

So you're either getting the new iPhone in black today or tomorrow, or waiting and planning for the white one.  Problem:  How do you keep it safe once you have it?  Solution:  A case.  BUT, you don't just want any old plastic piece of ugly from Best Buy blocking all that beautiful engineering from the world's envious eyes.

Where do you turn?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Entrepreneur Rents Out a Place in Line at a San Francisco Apple Store

An iPhone convert has decided to rent out his extra place in line at the Apple Store on Stockton Street in San Francisco.  Got $200.00?  Buy a shot at a white iPhone 4.