White iPhone to be Released “Within Weeks”

According to a new Bloomberg Businessweek report, Apple is about to launch the long-awaited white iPhone 4, with a launch date of end of April. According to the magazine, several “people familiar with the plans” mentioned that that the device will come in two flavors, one compatible with GSM (at&t), and one compatible with CDMA (Verizon), from day one. Despite countless delays, Apple Senior Vice President of Marketing Phil Schiller confirmed via his Twitter account that the white iPhone 4 would be finally available this Spring. According to Schiller’s tweet, the device is simply a “a beauty.” Businessweek expects to see the white iPhone 4 hit store shelves within weeks:
Apple Inc. will begin selling a white model of the iPhone 4 in the next few weeks after a 10 months delay, according to three people familiar with the plans. […] The new version will be available from AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless by the end of April, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public.
The white iPhone 4 has been a bag of hurt for Apple, long before the black iPhone 4 actually launched. Apple was supposed to release both black and white models simultaneously back in June 2010, but the white version proved to be more challenging to put together than expected, prompting Apple to delay the release of the phone several times. Several issues needed to be addressed by the Cupertino engineers, including the poor performance of the cameras when used outdoors, and problems with the white paint used to coat the device’s front and back faceplates.