Still doubting that Apple will ever release its white? That means you're calling Phil Schiller a barefaced liar. Apple's SVP for worldwide product marketing has taken the unusual step (by his company's standards) of confirming the device's imminent launch on Twitter.
@airickanderson Hi Eric. The white iPhone will be available this spring (and it is a beauty!).
No surprise that Schiller is using the Twitter app for iPhone. And it's equally unshocking that one of Apple's senior execs would say that the white iPhone is "a beauty". Until now, only a handful of people, plus those journalists that played with the device at its original unveiling in San Francisco last June, have seen the white iPhone 4 close up.
The month afterwards, Apple announced it wasafter finding that it was "more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected", leaving a gap to be filled lucratively by .
People hanging on for the official white version were given crumbs of comfort earlier this year when the device showed up on the websites of operators, while online retailer Expansys even made it available for pre-order with a whopping
Schiller's tweet backs up last week's claim by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple hadaround daubing iPhones a whiter shade of pale. Kuo said the white iPhone 4 would be going into full production this month, which would back up a spring release for the device.
Wondering why you'd want to buy a white iPhone 4 in the spring, when there'll almost certainly be a