White iPhone 4 in Both CDMA and GSM Appears in iTunes 10.2

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There’s little doubt that the troubled white iPhone 4 will finally get over its manufacturing issues and land on the market sometime this spring. We’ve heard this news from people at Apple, which isn’t a company to let employee-generated rumors go unchecked, so we’re treating it as legitimate. One thing that hasn’t been explained by anyone in the know is just what network flavor the white iPhone 4 will be. Now it looks like both CDMA and GSM versions may be ready to make their debut, as icons depicting the pair of smartphones have been uncovered in iTunes resource files.

We would have understood if Apple made the white iPhone an AT&T exclusive at first, bringing back some of the sales that may have been lost to customers fleeing to Verizon upon introduction of the CDMA iPhone this winter. Then again, with the next-generation iPhone 5 looming in the shadows, expectations for white iPhone sales numbers may not be sufficient to make it worth it to play favorites with either carrier.

Admittedly, it’s hardly any effort for the artist creating the iTunes icons to modify his GSM image for CDMA or vice-versa, with only a couple pixels showing the changed antenna design. This may just be an instance of future-proofing, adding in both pictures now rather than putting off one until later. We’ll have to wait until spring to know for sure.

Source: MacRumors

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