No white iPhone until March(ish) 2011

white iPhone 4, front, back and side

The white iPhone 4 has achieved almost mythic status. Some have been reported in the wild, notably Stephen Fry’s ownership of one, but those of the general public who want one have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting.

The bad news is, you’ll be waiting a while yet – until at least around March 2011.

Reuters quoted Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller yesterday as saying:

“We’re sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone again.”

End of quote. So that, combined with Apple’s previous statement that the white iPhone 4 is proving “more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected”, and the expected arrival of the next model, the iPhone 5, makes you wonder if the white iPhone 4 will emerge at all.

My advice is to simply stop waiting. Let’s face it, the iPhone 4 is a little on the fragile side, and you really should be looking at using a protective case for your precious smartphone investment. So just buy yourself a white case.