Apple delays launch of white iPhone 4 until Spring 2011

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  • Reply 41 of 57
    irelandireland Posts: 17,785member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Quillz View Post


    You can't have a "co-CDMA" phone, it's either GSM or CDMA. An iPhone on Verizon could look, feel and work exactly the same as iPhone on AT&T, but the former would have to have different internals.



    You seem so sure?



    http://www.macrumors.com/2010/10/11/...-chip-skip-4g/
  • Reply 42 of 57
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Quillz View Post


    You can't have a "co-CDMA" phone, it's either GSM or CDMA. An iPhone on Verizon could look, feel and work exactly the same as iPhone on AT&T, but the former would have to have different internals.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Quillz View Post


    You can't have a "co-CDMA" phone, it's either GSM or CDMA. An iPhone on Verizon could look, feel and work exactly the same as iPhone on AT&T, but the former would have to have different internals.



    A phone can have Both a gsm and CDMA radio inside. Rimm did it with a blackberry. Getting it small enough and power efficient enough to make apple happy is the challenge.
  • Reply 43 of 57
    I think it's totally plausible that a white iPhone will show up in the Verizon iPhone annoucement at CES.



    To me it all fits. Shortly after iPhone 4 went in sale and ATT changed it's plan prices and it's ETF's ( early termination fees ) the white Att iPhone was pulled from distribution. While I believe there were production issues, remember that Apple took reservations. Why would they take reservations then screw their customers unless the white phone itself could become something Att did not or now won't get a white iPhone this year.



    Clearly anyone knowing Verizons on sale and marketing demands were not going to be met by Apple -- that put Apple in a position to offer Verizon certain exclusives. Think bout it. Verizon is not going to just market the same configuration as Att -- that would be humiliating.



    Also another important point -- NO ONE guessed, speculated, or rumored that Verizon would get the iPad. Nobody. That seemed to come out of left field and fast. Notice that the contract prices are different, and no CDMA version, yet....



    Bottom line - I'm going to the Verizon key note at CES. I'll bet big money that the first thing out of the CEO's mouth is iPhone 4 plus it in white and other differences over Att. Wouldn't be surprised to hear a CDMA iPad and iPod touch,
  • Reply 44 of 57
    simtubsimtub Posts: 277member
    A few of my friends are waiting for the white one too...



    iphone 4 will probably keep selling even when iphone5 is introduced when the 3GS model becomes discontinued and the whole product line shifts up one so it's probably still ok for Apple to release the white version. Added that if iphone5 also keeps the same shell design as iphone4 then eventually releasing the white one would be inevitable so spending time fixing the hardware flaws and overcoming manufacturing difficulties of the current model is just part and parcel of the process.



    I know a lot of people assume that for apple, releasing a white delayed iphone4 6 months before a new one is going to be announced is a waste of time but compare that to other phone manufacturers, they have new models being announced the day after the last batch of next gen phones are shipped.
  • Reply 45 of 57
    quinneyquinney Posts: 2,528member
    Captain Ahab on line 3.
  • Reply 46 of 57
    May have already been said...and this is coming from someone who had the white iPhone 3Gs (now an iPhone 4) and a white iMac and used to have a white MacBook (Sold)



    I've finally outgrown the white. For the longest time, I liked the difference of the the Apple white as opposed to the corporate Funeral black and the pall bearer gray of the HP's, Dells, IBM's, etc., of this world. But now I have sort of cottoned to the aluminum look of the current iMacs, MBA's, etc.



    Best





    PS. I personally don't think Apple will change the design of the iPhone 4 until late next year...the CDMA version will be exactly the same as the current iPhone 4! Think of the negative press if they made any changes! And law suits, btw!
  • Reply 47 of 57
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by macslut View Post


    Wanna make a bet on the side that they don't change the design of the iPhone in 2011? Not just not changing the antenna, but also not changing the overall design itself, other than color and internal specs.



    How about a $100 to charity of choice bet?



    Will it be called the iPhone 4S?
  • Reply 48 of 57
    mj webmj web Posts: 918member
    I mean violet!

    I'm not being stupid I'm being smart... It's an alliteration!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliteration
  • Reply 49 of 57
    zc456zc456 Posts: 96member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by christopher126 View Post


    I've finally outgrown the white. For the longest time, I liked the difference of the the Apple white as opposed to the corporate Funeral black and the pall bearer gray of the HP's, Dells, IBM's, etc., of this world. But now I have sort of cottoned to the aluminum look of the current iMacs, MBA's, etc.



    While most non-Apple computers are "funeral black" these days, lately HP and Dell, to name a few, have gotten creative with their computers. Finally. :P
  • Reply 50 of 57
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by drumrobot View Post


    Considering that the iPhone comes out in the summer, waiting for the white iPhone 4 to come out in the spring so you can buy it means that you are somewhat wealthy and unhindered by the cost of getting an iPhone when you're not eligible for an upgrade and/or stupid, in all honesty.

    At least, that's my opinion... but I do stand by it.



    Considering that we don't know for sure when the iPhone 5 is going to be released...
  • Reply 51 of 57
    joe hsjoe hs Posts: 488member
    Spring 2011? LMAO
  • Reply 52 of 57
    steve-jsteve-j Posts: 320member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by IYFCalvin View Post


    I'm Asian... 3rd generation Asian American.... and I get it... do you have a problem with Asians?





    He's just riffing on the "Apple against the world" meme.



    Don't take it personally. He could have said "those Android types just don't get it" in another context.



    The reference to asians is purely circumstantial, and has nothing to do with his point. The point is "us vs. them".
  • Reply 54 of 57
    Why bother. Some things, you just can't get in the flow of the Apple joy. (Yes, time for sleep for me)
  • Reply 55 of 57
    irelandireland Posts: 17,785member
    Colegate, aka colorgate
  • Reply 56 of 57
    As we have heard, white is difficult to get right in this particular case. So, once they finally get it right, I expect Apple to sort of take their revenge and release a whole line-up of colors for the next-gen iPhone (Ã* la iPod). It's easy to make different colors once you have white.
  • Reply 57 of 57
    my friend sent me this video, and i got a pretty good laugh out of it. enjoy!



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d09yWG2fSBg
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