If one day I find myself in a bar with Steve Jobs or Jonathan Ive I promise you that the first thing I will ask them will be about the difficulties that can be associated with making a damn iPhone 4 white . I can’t get my head around the fact that six months later we’re still waiting and something tells me that if Apple hasn’t taken advantage of the opportunity that has presented itself with Verizon our chances of seeing it one day before the fifth generation of the terminal are rather slim.
To top it off, as many of you have pointed out, Apple has removed all reference to the white iPhone from its website. At the moment, it is still appearing everywhere on the Spanish website, but it will surely be a matter of hours. Meanwhile, a quick comparison between both pages reveals not only the removal of such an elusive model from the gallery (not there and here) or the technical specifications page (not there and here), but the replacement of images such as the Bumper with the white iPhone by the black model.
This first note of June 23rd would be the first of a long series of apologies whose second chapter would arrive a month later with a statement virtually identical to the previous one in which the release was postponed until “a later date within this same year.
Today, on January 12, we can guarantee that “this year” did not come true either, and although the last rumors of last December pointed to the spring of 2011, the presentation of the CDMA model exclusively in black does not augur well.
Discarding the idea that the people of Cupertino will alter the one-year cycle to which they have us accustomed and surprise us (for worse) by delaying the more than likely presentation of the iPhone 5 in June, I personally only see two possible scenarios: that the color white is reserved for the next generation (and is presented as a revolution, a new historical landmark, ahem) or that with the launch of this one, the iPhone 4 takes the place of the cheaper alternative and magically expands its range instead of reducing it.