White iPhone 4 shipping in the next few weeks?

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iPhone 4 (Image credit: iMore)

After 10 long, long months Bloomberg says Apple will finally -- finally -- be ready to ship the near mythical white iPhone 4 in just a few short weeks. Phew!

The new version will be available from AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless by the end of April, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. The release was stalled as Apple resolved manufacturing challenges, including paint that peeled under heat, one person said.

The white iPhone 4 suffered delay after delay until Apple pushed it back all the way to "spring". Lots of different theories circulated as to what was causing the problem, including the white color messing up the proximity sensor, the flash, and other issues. Further rumors suggested Apple even switched painting processes to help fix the problem

So who will be crying unicorn tears as they pick up this baby? Or is it too little color, too late in the product life cycle?

And who thinks Apple releasing the white iPhone 4 now helps fill the void left by rumors of iPhone 5 only coming in the fall?

[Bloomberg, image shows Leanna's aftermarket white iPhone 4 conversion]


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