Ever wondered what is the most elusive thing in the tech world? Think Apple, and the answer could be the White iPhone 4. Guess you all know the white version of the iPhone 4 was officially announced as gearing up for launch sometime in Spring 2011. Many of you have been waiting impatiently for Apple to roll out this white cutie, we know.
However, the info that we have come across now is not so exciting. Apple has removed the white iPhone 4 from their website. Though Apple is yet to make any announcement as to whether they have officially dropped the phone, or whether the disappearance of the device form the site just happened out of some technical glitch.
A theory goes thus: There have been umpteen rumors that the iPhone 5 will hit the gadget world very close, as in this June. If there is an iota of truth in that, Apple should be asking itself a question about launching a fourth generation device when the fifth generation device is all set to launch. The latest development must have stemmed from such a thought.
While this is projected as one possible reason for the removal of the device from the website, another speculation is that the White iPhone 4 will eventually merge to the iPhone 5 making it a White iPhone 5.
June is just round the bend, and we suggest waiting patiently as the drama unfolds. In the meantime, we will try getting some clear tip on it.
Here is the Tweet from Phil Schiller that has got everyone going on the arrival of the white iPhone 4.
“@airickanderson Hi Eric. The white iPhone will be available this spring (and it is a beauty!)”
But with that piece of news now officially confirmed from a source that is indeed from Apple, the bigger question that looms on the horizon is if people actually want to buy the white iPhone 4 a couple of months ahead of what looks like the launch of iPhone 5.
We understand that there are plenty of people out there who have been waiting long and hard for the launch of the white iPhone 4. It kept showing up once every 4 months on some store inventory or leak and then got shot down pretty quickly. The delay has been so long that now we are getting ourselves ready for annual Apple iPhone launch event (as per the normal cycle) and now the white version of iPhone 4 is supposedly ready to hit stores!
The simple problem with the launch is that if indeed the iPhone 5 launch will happen in the rumored June/July period, then why would you want to buy iPhone 4 in white at this point? Remember that Apple released both the black and white versions of iPad 2 from the very beginning (March 11th) and similar strategy is expected with the iPhone 5.
Considering that, it seems a bit unreasonable to expect people to buy the white iPhone 4 a couple of months ahead of white iPhone 5 launch and shell out the full price. It would seem more sensible at this point to wait till iPhone 5 hits stores, check it out and then go in for the purchase. If you want to buy white iPhone 4 even then, maybe you will get a better bargain as well because the next-gen iPhone would be just out in stores!
Either way, at this point the best option would be to wait and watch for a while instead of buying white iPhone 4 right away. It will be also interesting to see how Apple handles this issue and if it holds back on iPhone 5 to further sales of white iPhone 4