It appears that the white iPhone 4 will be made available as soon as this Wednesday. Reports from across the pond have set the device’s European launch date for April 27th, and a leaked inventory screenshot from Best Buy confirms an American launch on the same date.

It’s been 10 months of white iPhone 4 delays, and, starting this week, the device is supposed to be offered on both AT&T and Verizon. It’s finally coming, folks!

9to5Mac reports,

“A source at Best Buy sent us the above inventory screenshot and this screenshot details the April 27th launch date for the product. That particular screenshot is for the AT&T, GSM model of the white iPhone 4, but our connects at Verizon told us there is a CDMA version coming, too. We suppose that the Verizon version is launching that same day in the United States.

Additionally, we have been told that both 16 GB and 32 GB white units have already been shipped to Best Buy locations across the United States, so those models should arrive by Monday or Tuesday ahead of the Wednesday launch.”

If white iPhones have indeed already started shipping to retailers, the reports we’ve heard about a release this coming week are true. It looks like Apple won’t be making a big announcement about the white iPhone 4. Most likely we’ll just see un update to Apple.com.

The white iPhone has already appeared in Verizon’s inventory database, so two models will be available (GSM and CDMA).

AppleInsider also confirms that the white iPhone 4 has started shipping,

“According to people familiar with the matter, Apple’s U.S-based retail stores began receiving promotional information overnight that features the white iPhone 4, expected to launch for both Verizon and AT&T subscribers “within the next week.”

In addition, several stores are said to have received shipment notifications for the various white iPhone 4 SKUs and have been instructed to hold those shipments in the back of the house until further notice. All indications point to an official announcement by Wednesday, April 27th.”

Since Apple has apparently decided to postpone the iPhone 5 till this fall, the white iPhone 4 could serve as a buffer product to hold customers off until the next generation later this year. The delay should also give Apple time to make the iPhone 5 a GSM/CDMA “global device.”

It seems pretty silly to buy a white iPhone 4 at this point. Unless you’re totally new to the iPhone scene, why not just wait for the iPhone 5?

What do you think? Will you be buying the white iPhone 4 or waiting for the iPhone 5?

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  • krakit

    Oh yeah~~~ I’m getting it!

  • Pigeon

    My 3G(S) contract ends in July so i will probably drop down to a bargain rolling contact until the i5. if its just a i4(S) i will wait for the next significant release. I get a lot from the 3G(S) still so i am in no hurry to simply upgrade, especially as i have paid so much for it in the past.

  • LOL. SImply useless.

  • If we could do a swap at apple I’d just take my black one in for warranty and walk out with a white one ?

    • Jeff

      No, you can’t. It’s against the corporate policy. It needs to be the same exact phone. My uncle works for Apole; I was hoping it was the same for mine.

      • Jason Masters

        From apole lol? Jk oh well I’ll just get the i6 in white or better yet wait for the i7 seven is a better number than 4 or 5.

  • c0ntr0l

    would have chose it first if it came out last year what a waste now

  • The new rumors came from three unnamed sources speaking to Reuters..Two earlier reports from analysts stated that mass production of the iPhone 5 would not begin until September which would mean a later launch in 2011 or even an early 2012 release.

  • Tommy salami

    I just gave my gf a $100 att giftcard for easter. She’s out of contract and has never owned an iPhone. I really don’t know what she should do. Sept is another 5 months away and she does need a phone but shell have it for another 18 months. Really tough descioion. I’m thinking buy it now and the iPhone 5 is a must have then try to sell the white for a profit in sept.

  • Tommy Salami

    I just gave my gf a $100 att giftcard for easter. She’s out of contract and has never owned an iPhone. I really don’t know what she should do. Sept is another 5 months away and she does need a phone but she’llhave it for another 18 months. Really tough descioion. I’m thinking buy it now and the iPhone 5 is a must have then try to sell the white for a profit in sept.

    • bc

      If she would prefer to wait for the new iphone, buy a cheap phone outside of a contract to use until September.

  • jesus, joseph, and doggy style marie who cares about the white iphone

  • what the fuck is this ???? this website is a pile of dogshit who cares about the white iphone

  • OMG WOW! I will get one ASAP! White! All the other gay fanbois will be soooo jealous! Best $500 ever spent.

  • Iphone4usermillion

    Oooo yay. All the new hit coming out on phone and apples bullshit answer is to paint the iPhone and release it again 10 months later. WTF. I been hoping all these rumors about no summer release weren’t tru but guess they are now. Who gives a shit about a white phone. Yea 1-2 months after i4 came out yea but now all late and wrong with allthe new processors screens finger print readers swype think apple lost a faithful. Had every iPhone since they released but this year old “white” phone is fukn useless