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iPhone 4 white edition landing July

iPhone 4 white edition landing July

The white version of the iPhone 4 will not be available until the second half of July, Apple has confirmed.

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Today marks the official launch date of the latest edition of Apple’s all-conquering smartphone, with the black 16GB and 32GB iterations on sale now at Top 10 Mobile Phones.

However, an official statement issued by the Cupertino tech giant has revealed that stock shortages mean that buyers who wanted the handset in white will now have to wait a few more weeks.

The statement read: "White models of Apple's new iPhone 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected.

"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 advent of colour options for the fourth edition is a first for Apple handsets, which have sold some 50 million units since they hit the market in 2007.

Currently, customers can choose between monthly contract options from Vodafone, Orange, O2 and 3. T-Mobile, which has confirmed it will be carrying the phone, has yet to break cover with tariffs.

However, O2 has indicated it will give priority to its existing customers, while 3 has issued its price points but has yet to announce when it will be taking orders.

This leaves customers who want to buy the handset on a monthly contract today with the option of Vodafone or Orange.

Both carriers are allocating stock on a first-come, first-served basis. But with Vodafone officially confirming that it expects its initial holding of the handsets to sell out within a matter of hours, potential buyers are advised to act fast to avoid disappointment.

Unveiled a matter of weeks ago, the iPhone 4 is touted as the slimmest-ever smartphone. At just 9.3mm thick, it nonetheless makes room for a five megapixel camera with HD recording capabilities and a gyroscope for an enhanced touchscreen mobile gaming experience.

The phone is also home to a powerful 1GHz processor which combines with the latest iteration of Apple’s operating system for smooth and efficient mulit-tasking and offers video calling via a secondary camera, plus e-reader functionality with the built-in iBook app.

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