Apple: No White iPhone 4 Until July

Shoppers hoping to pick up a white iPhone 4 at Thursday’s launch event will be in for a bit of a wait since Apple won’t have any available until at least mid July. The white models are delayed thanks to manufacturing challenges, according to the company.

“White models of Apple’s new iPhone 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected,” the company said in a statement.

Only the black iPhone 4 model was available for pre-order and reservation, and Apple’s online store shows the white model as “unavailable for pre-order or in-store pickup.” The black version will, however, be available for the June 24 launch event.

The iPhone 4 offers several improvements over the iPhone 3GS such as a higher resolution display, longer battery life, a higher resolution camera with LED flash, a faster processor, and better antennas. The 16GB model is priced at US$199, and the 32GB model costs $299.