White IPhone 4 to Hit Stores in Spring

The highly-anticipated white version of the iPhone 4 will make its debut this spring, according to fine-print announcements scattered through Apple stores across the nation.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said the new version will come in both 16- and 32-gigabyte models, identical in specifications to their current counterparts.

Apple announced in the fall that the pearly new shade would be available in October, but issued an apologetic statement to customers of its delay.

“We’re sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone yet again, but we’ve decided to delay its release until this spring.”

No reports have been made as to whether or not the release will coincide with a Verizon partnership.

Although a specific date for the all-white release is vague at best — Apple first announced that it would be unveiled in June, then July, and finally sometime later this year — the reasons for the delay are still unclear.

Some reports from earlier this year claim that the translucent back of the iPhone device allowed for light to filter through to the camera, altering its ability to take photos in balanced settings.

Further testing and development would account for the delay, according to Apple enthusiasts buzzing about the release on the Web.

With the release so close to Apple’s planned launch of the next-generation iPhone in June, several analysts are questioning whether consumers will flock to the delayed iPhone or opt to wait for the iPhone 5.

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