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.

White iPhone 4 Listed on Wal-Mart's Website

Is the white iPhone 4 going to be at Wal-Mart?  Some recent posts on Google News have suggested so.  But how much credibility is in these reports?

A Quest from the White Apple Knight to You

Everyone who reads this and wants to go on a little mission, I've got a great idea.

We know that Wal-Mart, Radio Shack, Best Buy and Apple stores might just have white iPhone 4 units in tomorrow.  Let's try and be the first to break the news, and maybe in the process be the first to get our hands on them.

White iPhone 4s Given to Reviewers!

Thanks to Kenyon for this information.  After checking out his message on the blog, I went to the WSJ review and yes, in fact, Walt Mossberg is reviewing a white iPhone 4!

Some iPhone 4 Pre-orders Will Ship Early

Some people who managed to get the iPhone 4 pre-ordered will get it early, says Apple.

Poll Results Are In!

69% of you said you were waiting!  That takes some serious drive and desire!

See the rest of the results:

The First Reviews for iPhone 4

It would seem that the first reviews are in for the iPhone 4, as Apple has handed the phone to a select number of tech journalists around this time last week.  As we all knew and expected, the reviews are glowing.  However, there is no mention of the white iPhone 4 in any of the reviews I've read so far.  Go figure.  Anyway, if you're interested in checking out the reviews, I've compiled some of the better ones into a convenient list:

A Deep Dark Void of White iPhone 4 News

Today is a dark day for white iPhone 4 enthusiasts, quite literally.  There is no news at all from any source.  The same played-out rumors, speculation, and repackaged news that we all already knew on launch day is all we have on the web to sustain us.  However, this void is, in and of itself, news.

Monday, June 21, 2010

iOS 4 Hands-on

So after checking iTunes sporadically for most of the morning, in the early afternoon I found that iOS 4 was ready for installation!  I plugged the 3GS into the USB port, and started the download.  Now you can read about my experience here.

White HTC Evo an Implausible Substitute for White iPhone 4

The Droidbags are at it again.

White iPhone 4 in Best Buy Stores at Launch?

A leaked Best Buy internal shipping document has the iPhone quarter of the web buzzing with the news that just maybe Best Buy will have some white ones on launch day.  This article takes a look at that possibility.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

iPhone News and Rumor Roundup, June 20, 2010

Good evening everyone! I'm back from my trip and incredibly exhausted, but I had a great time. There was no reception where I was, so I haven't had the chance to update. Here's what's new:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Out of Town Until Sunday

Good evening fellow white iPhoneers!

The White Apple Knight will be out of town for the weekend.  I'll still be in touch over my iPhone where I can be, and will make updates based on any on-point news I see.  Just don't expect any crazy stories or conspiracy theorizing out of me this weekend.  Also, I'll tweet whatever I find. 

Have a great weekend my friends!  I'll be back in full swing on Sunday night or Monday morning!

GadgetCrave Has a Strange Idea of Sexy

So just for fun, I clicked on one of those "Droid X is Way Better Than iPhone Because I'm an Idiot" stories, and what I saw there nearly made me squirt milk out of my nose from a 1995 school cafeteria meal.  What was so funny?

The White iPhone 4 Blog Special Feature Announcement

Yesterday, I discussed how because of the likely August delivery date of the white iPhone 4, we were going to have to come up with a way to amuse ourselves while we waited.  I also alluded to a few tricks I might have stuffed up my sleve.  So I wanted to give everyone an idea of some of the things that I have planned, and why I'm excited about them.

iPhone 4 News and Rumor Roundup, June 17, 2010

Yet again, we have no news from Apple or anyone else regarding the white iPhone.  However, a few interesting bits about iPhone in general are out there, and I'm here to bring them to you.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Pre-orders Continue to Roll In

Well, the pre-orders are still coming in fast and furious.  According to Apple's website, iPhone 4 pre-orders made now won't actually arrive until July 14.  That means they're already through the 2nd production run, and onto selling the third via pre-order.

Not Until August?

Social Media SEO reports that the white iPhone 4 might not be available until August. However, their source is a commenter who allegedly heard it from a Best Buy employee. Not particularly credible, but who knows?

Black AND White iPhones, How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Good morning white iPhoneers! I just had an epiphany, and I can't wait to share it with you. Would you like to have a black iPhone 4 when it comes out, then switch to a white one when it's available? I mean, if Apple offered this would you sign up? Yes? Yes! Ok. Here's how to pull it off.

iPhone 4 News and Rumor Roundup, June 16, 2010

Today, there is no fresh news about when the white iPhone 4 will be released or why it isn't around. Apple seems to be keeping very quiet on this front. Two possible reasons are:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Best Buy Told to Stop Taking White iPhone 4 Pre-orders

According to AppleInsider, Apple told Best Buy to stop taking white iPhone 4 pre-orders. You can see that story here.

So what does this mean for those who got a white one ordered before the buzzer?

AT&T Sold Out of iPhone 4

Yes, it's already happened. According to a post on, AT&T is SOLD OUT of iPhone 4 pre-orders. Now, you won't be able to get the black iPhone 4 on launch day from there. I tried to log in there to see if I could verify it, but I couldn't even get into my AT&T account.

Apple Store Updates

Here at TheWhiteiPhone4, it's my aim to provide you with the most recent updates. In that spirit, I'll be checking at least twice a day, and posting any news I find to this blog, as well as to @TheWhiteiPhone4 on Twitter.

Let me be obsessive for you, so you don't have to. Any time I check, I'll also post. So sit back. I've go this one.

Why's it Late? Possible Explanations for White iPhone 4 Delay

So I bet right now you're all wondering why Apple delayed the iPhone 4? While the obvious answer is supply limitations, what caused them? Moreover, what if it's something else? Here are some possibilities I came up with, along with my completely amateur opinion as to their likelihood.

White iPhone 4 News and Rumor Roundup

Hey everyone! Here's the latest, in a simple, enumerated list:

Introduction and first post!

Welcome to the white iPhone 4 Blog. Here you'll find up-to-the-minute information, news, rumors and opinions regarding Apple's MIA white iPhone 4.

It may be a long wait for the iPhone we're skipping pre-order to get ahold of, but we'll be with you all the way!