The end of August tends to be a slow time on the news desk, as last minute vacations are crammed in, as sleepy vacationers slowly get back in the groove of things, and as parents start bundling their kids off to school once more. Who has time for the news under those circumstances? Well, here's the stories that were heating up our thermometers this week, burning up the wires.
Now that the white iPhone 4 is finally on the streets, it can start to fade from legend into Apple history -- but not until the requisite teardown reveals any final secrets the ivory handset may hold deep inside.
While one has to wonder if it might be "too little, too late," for the white iPhone 4, apparently one analyst thinks the "mystique" factor of the iPhone could still result in a lot of sales for Apple. A lot of sales, as in 1-1.5 million!
By now, April 28 is probably Apple’s worst-kept secret since Gizmodo got their hands on the original prototype this time last year -- but for the handful of people still waiting for it, the white iPhone 4 is officially arriving in stores on Thursday.
Did Phil Schiller tell a little white lie about a little white iPhone being on track for this spring? In an ominous sign of the troubled handset’s future, Apple’s online store went down for maintenance at midnight last night and came back up with the white iPhone 4 removed entirely.
Apple greeted the final week of March with an announcement that the 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take over Moscone West in San Francisco from June 6-10, with developer tickets selling out the same day at $1,599 each. At the same time, pundits began spreading the doom and gloom that there would be no June iPhone refresh this year… but is it fact or fiction?
It’s hard to imagine after all this time that anyone is actually still holding out for the fabled white iPhone 4, but assuming it’s true, both of you guys or gals will be happy to hear that the mythical device is still on track for a spring release.
Despite still being on Apple's payroll, Apple co-founder and High King of All Geeks Steve Wozniak, has been noted time and time again in recent months commenting on the build problems inherent with various iterations of the iPhone 4, as well as how much he digs Google's Android operating system. Could it be that he's gone to the Dark Side? Woz: Say it isn't so.
Apple giveth and Apple taketh away. As quickly as Apple's legendary, white iPhone 4 appeared on Verizon's iPhone launch page it has vanished. If you listen closely, you can hear your local tech-minded fashionista gentle weeping into their morning cereal.
We finally got The Beatles on iTunes last month, which means we no longer have anything to bug Apple about -- right? Maybe you’ve forgotten about that elusive white iPhone 4, but if an Apple display is to be believed, the company will finally make good on that Spring 2011 promise.