After some strange hiccups last night that saw distorted images, among other things, the white iPhone 4 has been removed entirely from the Apple Online Store. (Curiously, the white iPhone 4 is still shown on Apple's iPhone product gallery)
Seems a fitting way to cap off a week of drama that saw hints of the white iPhone 4 in the updated Apple Store app, Apple announce they were delaying it until spring 2011, and BGR rumoring that it might just be cancelled completely.
As to why the delays keep happening, we've heard everything from proximity sensor issues, light leaks, problems bonding the color to the glass, to the inability to match the home button to the faceplate.
My best guess at this point? It's the fifth Cylon and it just knew we were on to it.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.