updated 07:30 am EDT, Thu October 28, 2010
Apple pulls white iPhone 4 online
Apple today quietly pulled the white iPhone 4 from the online Apple Store. All countries that offer the iPhone online now only show the black iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS. The white hue is still visible in the store's image gallery and in the regular product page.
Until today, Apple had maintained the white iPhone 4 on the store and had simply said it was "currently unavailable" to buy despite multiple delays. The decision to delay white iPhones to the spring has given the company little incentive to keep the unavailable color scheme in its store.
Unconfirmed rumors have suggested that Apple has cancelled the white iPhone 4 altogether and that the spring date amounted to a white version for the next-generation model instead. Blame has shifted alternately between the difficulty of getting consistently colored phones in high production numbers and the unintentional effect of the white, reflective glass on the camera flash.