At last. At long, long last. As of tomorrow all those die-hards who've been holding out waiting for Apple to finally get the white iPhone 4 onto the market will get their wish, and all us mobile tech writers can finally stop writing about the blasted thing.
Apple itself has confirmed the white iPhone will be on sale from tomorrow, April 28, in a statement, ending its long, deafening silence on the subject a small matter of nine months after the handset was originally scheduled to appear.
As you'd expect, Apple doesn't say a thing about why exactly we've had to wait so long, but does roll out a quote from senior vice-president Phil Schiller saying “the white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it's beautiful. We appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while we've worked to get every detail right.”
The handset will be available directly from Apple itself, with the networks and other online retailers set to follow in due course.
Apple's press release gives only US prices for the long-overdue handset, but they're on a par with the black model, so we're expecting the same in the UK. So much for those heavy premiums just for going for the white edition.