White iPhone 4 Finally Available

As announced yesterday, the white iPhone 4 finally hit store shelves late last night, in a slew of countries across the world. The phone can be purchased at all Apple retail locations, at the Apple online store, and most AT&T and Verizon stores in the U.S. The device was released almost a year after the launch of the original black iPhone 4, back in June 2010. If you’re looking for a great-looking iPhone 4, the device will set you back $199 for the 16GB version, and $299 for the 32GB version, the same price as the black iPhone 4 – note that you will be required to sign-up for a new 2-year voice and data plan. 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, until yesterday.

Interestingly, and unlike the iPad 2, Apple and its manufacturing partners seem to have built large quantities of devices to avoid potential shortages, as all Apple stores we contacted had the device in stock (Austin, TX area).