The white iPhone 4 has been way overdue. First supposed to be available at the same time as the black model, it’s launch was postponed several times. Last time we heard from Apple about the matter, they said the iPhone wouldn’t be available until “later this year”. So much for a clear timetable.

iDB reader Nathan emailed Steve Jobs and asked him more details about the white iPhone 4 release date. Nathan was lucky enough to get an answer from Steve apparently within minutes. As usual, the reply is more mystical than clear…

This is Nathan’s email sent yesterday at 8.57 PM, asking if he would be able to get the white iPhone 4 for Christmas:

Hello Steve, My name is Nathan, I’m a high school student from San Bernardino. I also happen to be one of your biggest fan and a total Apple fanboy and proud to be 🙂
I’ve been saving up money to buy the new iphone 4. I want the white one but Apple said it won’t be available until later this year. I know you must be asked this question hundreds of times a day but do you think we can expect to get the white iphone for xmas?
I hope you can answer. Thank you Steve.

This is Steve’s reply sent at 9.00 PM:

Christmas is later this year.

As usual with these emails, there’s always the risk of it being a fake. but really I don’t see why Nathan would make this up. At any rates, it seems we’ll be getting the white iPhone for Christmas.