Enterprise Mobility: Apple`s White iPhone 4 Finally Released on Verizon, ATandT

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-04-28 Email Print this article Print
Following months of delays—and rampant speculation as to the causes of those delays—Apple officially released the white iPhone 4 April 28. Available on both Verizon and AT&T in the United States, the smartphone boasts the same specs as the black iPhone 4 that made its initial debut in 2010. Apple executives had previously indicated that the device would arrive sometime in the spring. Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, in an April 27 interview with AllThingsD, suggested that building the white iPhone 4 was "challenging with regard to the "material science of it—how it holds up over time ... but also in how it all works with the sensors. For months, rumors persisted that ambient light leaked into the prototype white iPhone 4's casing, preventing it from taking accurate pictures, and that Apple was delaying the device until the camera sensor could be isolated. Other rumors suggested issues with whitening the iPhone 4's glass to the desired thickness and opacity. The iPhone 4's body incorporates two panes of chemically strengthened alumino-silicate glass, bound by a stainless-steel antenna rim. In any case, the device is now on the streets—and the new question is whether it will attract customers in the sort of droves that usually greet new iPhone releases. In addition to the United States, the white iPhone 4 made an April 28 debut in 27 other countries, including Japan and the U.K. To read the related article, please click here.

Finally Arrived

The white iPhone 4 arrives on the market nearly a year after the initial debut of its all-black twin.
Finally Arrived
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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