Apple: White iPhone 4 More Difficult to Manufacture
According to Apple’s prepared statement, the paler shade of the iPhone 4 is proving to be more challenging to manufacture. As such, Apple has pushed back the launch date of the white model to the second half of July though the company did not state what difficulties it had encountered in making the white edition. Apple was keen to point out that the black iPhone model was not affected by the manufacturing process.
Various retailers have noted that the white model would not be available at launch and when the iPhone 4 was made available for pre-order on June 15th, Apple listed only the black model as available.