The White iPhone 4 Disappears from the Apple’s Online Store
As speculation runs rampant that Apple may in fact be cancelling, rather than delaying, the white version of the iPhone 4, more evidence that the Cupertino company my have decided to give up on the white version has emerged. The white iPhone 4 has disappeared from Apple’s online store.
Prior to this the white iPhone 4 appeared on Apple’s order pages, but was noted as being “unavailable for order.” Apple hasn’t totally cleansed the site of the white iPhone 4, however. You can still find it in the iPhone 4′s image gallery, and it’s still pictured among some of the iPhone 4′s accessories.
The white iPhone 4 has been delayed for months, with not much comment from Apple as far as exactly why. Theories have run from a mismatch between the white color of the Home button to an issue with the white iPhone 4 leaking light through its case, ruining photos.
Previously, there used to be an option for the white iPhone 4 with a little text under the image which read: “White iPhone currently unavailable for pre-order or in-store pickup”.
White iPhone 4 was first delayed back on the launch day when it was pushed to July, the second one was in July when it was delayed till “until later this year”. And then recently, Apple delayed it again until spring 2011.
Light-leakage has been tipped as the number reason behind all these delays.
When the white iPhone 4 takes a photograph, the semi-translucent glass cases leaks extra light into the camera which absolutely ruins photographs. Cult of Mac’s source said, “You don’t get accurate pictures on the white iPhone because of the color of the glass back. It washes out the pictures”. The source also said that Apple might have to do a complete redesign of the white iPhone 4 to deal with the light leaks.
As we said before, there are always white cases.