The white iPhone 4 is like the unicorn of the tech world. It’s the mythical, magical beast that no one has ever found but everyone wishes was real. Apparently, according to Pocket-lint, there are stock piles of white iPhone 4’s sitting at Apple HQ on Infinite Loop.

If you’ve been waiting for a white iPhone 4, you’ve been waiting for a long time. However, there have been some white unicorns that have managed to roam into the wild over the past few months. One was recently spotted at a press event in New York City…

The people over at Pocket-link spotted a reporter at a recent press event casually using his white iPhone 4. They approached him and he said that a friend of his at Apple HQ hooked him up with the device.

Pocket-lint asked the reporter (who wished to remain nameless) if he knew why Apple was delaying the device,

“Well, according to our jacket wearing gent, Apple is having trouble getting its two suppliers in the Far East to match the white used in the manufacturing of the parts. The white home button colour doesn’t match the white front face plate colour, it turns out.”

So, apparently that’s it. There have been numerous stories about supposed reasons for the product delay, such as a light leak or a color coating problem, but this button coloring problem seems to be too simple. With all of the different reasons for the delay that have been given, it’s hard for me to just flat out buy this story from Pocket-lint.

But I wouldn’t put it past Apple to delay a product based solely on matching the color of a button. What about you?

  • Eric

    figures…i thought canada had released the white iphone 4

    See youtube link.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D4x_RQsX1o

    and part 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M4LEyiTX-4

    Weird…..

  • sk@tta

    From my experience of how sleek apple’s devices are…i’d believe his story. After all he’s got a white iPhone so he must have a good source

  • Burge

    Iam at the point of giving up hope on the White iPhone , just might have to get the black one.. I’ll give it till x-mas…and that’s it

    • Dadditude

      If you wait ’til Christmas, you may as well wait ’til July for the iPhone 5.

  • Pieter

    You can just place white parts in your iPhone 4.
    Anybody can do it… Check out Jon4lakers his review about it on youtube.

    You are not able to tell the differents between the black iPhone and the “modded” one…

  • rainrose

    I’ll just get white iPhone 5. 🙂

  • Yup I am just about to mod mine in to a white iphone £89.99 for the internal bits digitizer etc ill post some pics once I get the time to do it.

  • PS There selling them on ebay (Thats the digitizer and battery cover)

  • TBui123

    It doesn’t matter what the excuses are, Apple really lets the consumers down on this issue. They shouldn’t even let AT&T presale it unless they really can deliver the product. The bad thing is the consumers are so sucked in to the fads and trends, that no matter how terrible Apple is right now, they still put up with it and anti up the hogh dollars for these iPhone 4 when it comes out, (if it ever will).

  • of course that’s not a reason !

  • chico

    I believe apple is doing it just to get some extra cash at the end of the year when they will finally release the white one… that’s what I believe anyway…