White iPhone 4 Delayed Again

Apple's just announced that the white iPhone 4 will remain a beautiful dream until "later this year". It's not the first delay, and one wonders if the original manufacturing challenges have been compounded by the antenna issue.

The white iPhone 4 is turning into something of a white whale. And while there was a glimmer of hope last week, when it was announced that the white model would be available this month in "limited quantities", that plan has apparently been scrapped:

Statement by Apple on White iPhone 4

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — White models of Apple's new iPhone┬« 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.

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