White iPhone 4 /5: Rumored release of 4 -Too late?

We’ve been following the progress, or to be precise the non-progress, of the White iPhone 4 since it failed to be released after being so widely publicized. We know that many, many of you were keen to get your hands on one and we reported on manufacturing problems and then later on about how the White iPhone 4 was eventually removed from the Apple Store listings.

Our last two articles on this seemed to give light on the White iPhone 4 finally making an appearance sometime in Spring 2011 and then only a few days ago we noted another hint as the Verizon iPhone 4 was finally announced and for a brief amount of time pictures of a Verizon White iPhone 4 were shown on the Verizon store, but then taken down again.

This has left us wondering if indeed we are soon to see a release of the enigmatic White iPhone and now we have heard another snippet of speculation that seems to add to the rumors of a spring appearance, this time from Chris Ziegler over on Engadget. It appears that Vodafone Germany’s inventory site has a white iPhone 4 listed alongside the black version. The White iPhone 4 is listed for both the 16GB and 32GB models.

The same source that supplied this information to Engadget also said a launch was expected soon but of course don’t take that as read, but this does give some hope to those who are patiently waiting. However another point to make is a question we’ve already asked. Is it really worth buying an iPhone 4 now, whether it’s Verizon or indeed in another color, when the iPhone 5 is expected to be released in the next few months?

Also over on Beatweek an article also looks into the Verizon pictures of the White iPhone that appeared all too briefly and points out that for Apple to make a White iPhone 4 available so late in the day would be an odd move. The article goes on to say that as far as a White iPhone 4 goes it has to be by February or not at all, as for it to be released any time after people have rushed out to buy their black Verizon iPhone 4 would seem unwise. It also doubts rumors that a White iPhone 4 may be issued for only the Verizon or AT&T network, as Apple is unlikely to favor one carrier over the other.

It seems then that if these latest snippets about a White iPhone 4 being listed turn out to be a red herring, we may not see one until a White iPhone 5 comes along, that is of course assuming that Apple plans one. Do you think it’s too late for the White iPhone 4 after all or maybe you still have your fingers crossed? We’d be interested in your thoughts on this so please do send us your comments.

  • Mandi

    I do not really care if they come out with a white one, I just want to know when the next iphone comes to Verizon so I can decide if I should wait or just buy it when it comes.

  • Be

    Definitely too late when the iPhone 5 is coming out in the summer. I can live with my 3GS until then!!

  • shelden

    is there really going to be that many differences? i have never had a iphone and my contract expires in march of this yr. i am think iphone 4. or sould i wait?