After ten months, the iPhone is finally available in white starting today. Both the GSM and CDMA models are available. In the U.S., the device is now available in Apple Stores, AT&T stores, Verizon stores and online. Pricing is $299 for a 32GB model and $199 for a 16GB iPhone, plus a 2-year service contract. Pricing is the same for either black or white models.
â€œThe white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and itâ€™s beautiful,â€ said Philip Schiller, Appleâ€™s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. â€œWe appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while weâ€™ve worked to get every detail right.â€
One of those “every details” Phil Schiller is referring to might be the opacity of the white paint on the device. It was rumored (and previously reported here) that the reason the white iPhone was delayed was due to light leaks — the opacity of the white paint used was effecting the camera. If true, it might have been pretty cool to have an iPhone that creates hardware light leaks — expensive, but cool. Apple allegedly has changed the white paint used in these new devices.
Regardless, it’s definitely a beautiful and elegant-looking iPhone. In the coming days, I’ll have hands on with one and will definitely test the camera to see how, if at all, the new paint job effects the photos the device takes.
Have you already gotten a new white iPhone 4? Let us know how it’s working for you in the comments below.