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:
1. Some iPhone 4s Have Shipped
Word is filtering in that some customers have received shipping notification on their pre-orders. This should put an end to stories suggesting that Apple was pushing back shipping of all pre-orders to July 14. I have yet to see an email, but I have no doubt I'll soon hear about the shipment of the test unit I ordered.
2. Still No Official White iPhone 4 News, Rumors Abound
The word on the street is now that a factory problem is the cause of the delay, per Best Buy employees. Apple has so far made no official move to explain the white one's absence, so what we think we know so far is:
A. White iPhone 4 isn't coming until at least August.
B. This is due to a manufacturing problem.
An AT&T rep. has been reported to have said white won't even be available until 2011. Given the known lifespan of an iPhone model, this rumor is highly unlikely to ne true. Anyway, still no good news to be had. Best Buy has cancelled the pre-orders it took for white iPhone 4s, and it appears that none will be out there on the 24th.
My source for the white iPhone news is here.