Those rumours first surfaced last December, when a poster in an Apple store was photographed with the small print: "The white iPhone 4 will be available in spring 2011." This tied in with a statement made by Apple last October, which explained: “we’re sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone yet again, but we’ve decided to delay its release until [the] spring.”
At the time, of course, those stories were getting washed down with all the other white iPhone speculation, which by probably amounts to enough material to write a book.
The much-wanted handset was originally expected to hit stores by the end of July 2010, pretty much around the same time as its black counterpart itself appeared. However, after it had been delayed - initially by a few weeks Apple announced: “white models of Apple's new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year."
Just this week we've had Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak claiming the delay has been caused by the effect the white casing was having on the iPhone 4's camera unit, a problem he claims Apple has now fixed.
With only a few months left until iPhone 5 appears, it remains to be seen just how much interest there’ll be in the white iPhone 4.
One thing's for sure: after all the speculation, if this exclusive 'source' talking about a March launch is pulling our leg, we’re sending the heavies round to rough him up.