It appears, according to several other gadget blogs, that the black version of the new iPhone will be the only one available on launch day.

The white version will not be offered for another several weeks. In fact macrumors has confirmed that Deutsch Telecom, a German wireless company, will only be carrying the black iPhone as well on launch day.

What does this mean? Well, for a lot people, myself included, this means we might not be participating in the launch day madness if the white iPhone will not be available. Ever since I saw the white iPhone 3G I have been saying to myself that the next iPhone I get will be white!

Now it’s not that I’m discriminating against black phones, my current iPhone 3G is black. I think I like the white one because it looks and feels more exclusive, less common than the black one, thus making me look cooler right?

Hah, truth be told I buy Apple products not for the status but because they make everything I like doing easier. In fact, in a few weeks I will be setting up a small media network with airport express’, possibly a Mac Mini, in my apartment. I’ll keep you posted and will probably detail my experience in an article.

But the real question here is, do I want to join in on the launch day activities and head down to the Apple Store, and be cheered for as I purchase the black iPhone 4? Or do I want to wait weeks, read other hands on reviews with jealousy while I wait for a white iPhone announcement? What are you guys planning to do?

  • xxx

    “he white one because it looks and feels more exclusive, less common than the black one, thus making me look cooler right?”

    Haha…what? Dumb

  • Chris

    My wife wants a white one too, but she won’t wait. There’s a store across from the apple store at the Irvine Spectrum, Fusion of Ideas, that customizes iphone protectors. The stuff looks tight. I’m gonna try and make her black iPhone white.

  • Daniel

    Several websites have said Best Buy will carry the white iPhone 4 on launch day. Some are also saying preorders are available aswell.

  • Justin

    Lady at my best buy said they would not have them at launch. The worker next to her said ‘Oops, I’ve been taking orders for white ones’

  • Knight

    Yup! Bestbuy is carrying the white iphone on the launch day! I pre-order mine at bestbuy. I talked to one of the people who really knows what shes doing and told me that at&t is not going to carry the white iphone. Apple and bestbuy will but not sure with radioshack.

  • Fastfro

    Just called AT&T and fixed a thing on my account. I asked em about the iPhones trying to get some sales numbers and she told me they got A LOT of preorders and that they ran out of white iPhones. Somebody is wrong here…

  • Stephanie

    Nobody seems to be on the same page here, or know what they are talking about. It’s obvious there is an EXTREME lack of communication and organization with this, and fyi Best Buy believers, I went there this afternoon and the lady that was going to help me pre-order made it very clear that they had just received an email saying to stop taking pre-orders for the white because no one knows when it will come out, and mentioned that there would be about 7 pissed off customers coming back who, after filling out a pre-order form for the white, where told they’d receive one, when really, they have no clue when those will be coming in.

  • Chris

    Why would Apple give distro rights to Best Buy for the white one when they themselves don’t have it? That makes no sense. I’m inclined to listen to someone from Apple rather than Best Buy. If anyone gets a white iPhone 4 on 6/24 awesome. I don’t see it happening, though.

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  • Apple insider

    Listen everyone, no white iPhone 4 for two months. Close apple sources have told me end of summer. They are doing this to slow down and spread out the iPhone sales as much as possible. Over 600,000 sold first day, imagine if the white was available at the same time. Apple would not be able to handle all the orders at onne. They are very smart, this is all buisness. Just have patience people white is better!!!! Trust me!

  • Bravo for technical change, but finally I prefered iPhone 3’s design

  • Bruno

    What’s up world? Bruno here and I give you low down in new white iPhone4. Let me tell you once you had black you never go back. It lasts such longer and feels very good in the hand. Enough about my gimp boy and let’s talk phones. The White is super gay and obviously the one to have. Mine will surely end up brown after I switch on vibrate and use as anal probe. I will write a review to let you know how my anus feels and if it feels as good it looks. Bye for now! Bruno xxx