White iPhone 5 More Than Likely on Release: Components Show

Here at OSM we are constantly keeping readers updated with all the latest developments about the Apple iPhone 5 and recently gave you a roundup of iPhone 5 news and rumors. Today though we wanted to talk about the possibility of a White iPhone 5 as this was rather an issue for the iPhone 4. News in today suggests that a white iPhone 5 release seems likely as new components show.

There were many delays for the white version when the iPhone 4 was released last year but the hunger of consumers for it didn’t die down and eventually earlier this year the white iPhone 4 turned up. Of course we would then surmise that the same problems wouldn’t hit the iPhone 5 on release but don’t want to take anything for granted. Just a few weeks ago we heard of leaked components for the next-generation iPad, the iPad 3, and one of those parts clearly hinted at a white iPad 3, which was a promising sign for a white iPhone 5.

Now we have heard of components purporting to be from the iPhone 5, listed at online suppliers. The news comes to us from Christian Zibreg over on 9to5Mac, sourced from MacPost, and concerns several different alleged iPhone 5 parts from Chinese resellers. Not only are we shown replacement headphone jacks and a camera lens but the headphone jacks are shown in both black and white, suggesting of course the white iPhone 5 is likely.

Over on MacRumors, Arnold Kim also reports on these leaked components and notes that the particular parts involved are often those which are leaked the soonest, as was the case with the iPhone 4. Of course nothing is confirmed but it certainly seems probable now that the iPhone 5 will indeed be available in both black and the coveted white version, which will certainly please an awful lot of people. An iPhone 5 release date has not yet been pegged although October still seems likely. However our Maddy Rowe told earlier today of a new rumored launch date for the iPhone 5 of September 12, though of course at the moment this is speculation.

You may also be interested in our recent articles about the iPhone 5’s main rivals and reports that LTE is being tested for iPhones. We’d like to hear your thoughts about a white iPhone 5 being released simultaneously with the black version. Will you be opting for the white model? Let us have your comments.

  • Anonymous

    I’m definitely hoping to get a white iphone 5. Apple please don’t let me down. I’m a Sprint customer so I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time.