Apple released the following very short statement over the weekend:
White models of Apple’s new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.
You’d have to think it’s not that there’s a shortage of pigment, that instead there’s some difficulty with the colour and the new material use in the back of the iPhone 4, aluminosilicate.
So gadget fashion lovers, unless you’re going to dress up your iPhone 4 in a colourful and antenna-protecting cover, it’s a black iPhone 4 for you.