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Long-awaited White iPhone 4 Available Now

Submitted by on April 28, 2011 – 2:55 pm 4 Comments

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.

“The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it’s beautiful,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while we’ve worked to get every detail right.”

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.

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Marty Yawnick

Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.

  • http://andrewbwhite.tumblr.com/ Andrew B. White

    I suppose the photos you take on it have a lighter, brighter look ;)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/26230979@N03/ Dave Weekes

    Hi everyone! I just got my white iPhone4 yesterday. I think I was one of the only serious iPhone photogs still using a 3GS! I was holding out for an iPhone 5, but I just couldn't wait any longer and my trusty old 3GS was on it's last legs, it took 5-10 seconds to open the camera app with the buttons operational. I know the 5 is coming soon, so I'll just have to sell lots of prints to be able to upgrade!!!;-) Anyway, first impressions are that I should have upgraded to a 4 much sooner! I haven't tested the camera in direct light photographing something upclose where there might be some reflection from the white body, I'll have to wait for a sunny day for that!! I also haven't noticed any light leaks or really anything at all out of the ordinary. I did discover last night a big green blob in the center when I had photographed some textured white paper, but after some frantic googling I discovered that this is a problem with all 4's and is because of flourescent lights. All in all, I'm very happy with it so far. I'm posting new photos with my white4 on my flickr photostream slowly, please check them out if you have time!!
    Have a great weekend everyone!!

    • http://lifeinlofi.com lifeinlofiblog

      Hi, Dave,

      Congrats on your new 4! thanks for the first thoughts. I haven't had any hands on with one here yet and it looks like we're not getting any sun for a few days.

      Try an app called GreenSpot Fix. It should be free and it does a great job of removing the greenish blue spot when shooting under fluorescent light with a 4.

      =M=

      • Dave Weekes

        Thanks very much, Marty. I tried GSF and it works like a charm. Really hope developers like that who produce very useful free apps can realize some return…
        It's a nice day here, I'm off work, so hopefully a day of iPhoneography for me!!
        Thanks again! :D