Apple’s problematic white iPhone 4 is coming to the United States and Canada soon, according to a couple of listings spotted at American retailer Best Buy, and Canada’s major telecommunications company, Bell.
As evidence of the ‘white coming,’ Engadget shows
a couple of pictures taken at these two separate locations.
The imagery would indicate that Apple’s white iPhone 4 will be priced identically to its black counterpart, which contradicts recent rumors that a "magical" coating
developed in Japan has added extra bucks to the price tag of Apple’s yet unreleased handset.
Specifically, the picture taken at Best Buy shows the following listing:
AT&T iPHONE 4 16GB WHIT
The price tag says $599,99, meaning the phone will be sold without a contract.
With a simple “e” missing there, we’re guessing it’s the spot for a white iPhone 4 perhaps making its way into Best Buy warehouses as you are reading these lines. In fact, we don’t even doubt it.
Next up, an even more detailed picture shows Bell Canada’s listings for Apple iPhones which, as noted above, now include the white version of the handset priced in accordance with the black model - 159,95 Canadian bucks for the base 16GB model, and $269,95 for the 32GB iteration.
An iPhone 3GS priced at $99,95 (8GB model) is also listed, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy S Vibrant, which costs $149,95 at Bell.
For those who are not in the loop, as they say, Apple has delayed the launch of its white iPhone 4 three times since the controversial handset was introduced in the summer of 2010.
In June 2010, the company cited manufacturing difficulties as the main reason of the delay.
Cupertino continued to sell the black version as planned, promising to launch the white model shortly.
Apple, however, announced the following month that iPhone 4 White was still not ready for shipping.
In October 2010, the Cupertino giant finally revealed that the white version of the iPhone 4 would not arrive until spring 2011, marking the phone’s third official delay.
Some believe Apple is now rushing to beat its self-imposed deadline, by shipping the white iPhone 4 as early as this month.