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gloss
Jun 22, 2010, 11:30 AM
Best Buy will not have white iPhone 4s at launch. I know that some folks had already assumed this, but others of us were still holding out hope that there might be a few strays making it through the network. Best Buy, however, has updated their FAQ (http://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Mobile-Phones-Mobile-Broadband/UPDATED-6-22-iPhone-4-Pre-order-FAQ/td-p/117476;jsessionid=4FAF9216AD0079C8342ED97F02E0C184) to reflect the lack of availability.

Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere.



matt27244
Jun 22, 2010, 11:39 AM
and there it is.

CooKieMoNs7eR
Jun 22, 2010, 11:40 AM
Hopefully this will stop some of the white iphone threads:rolleyes:

edk99
Jun 22, 2010, 11:43 AM
The only way that Best Buy would of had White iPhones on the 24th was if they were fakes. If Apple does not have them NO ONE will!!! Why don't you guys understand this.

mrblack927
Jun 22, 2010, 11:45 AM
Nice find! Hopefully this means we will hear something official from Apple soon!:D

ericwang
Jun 22, 2010, 11:47 AM
Best Buy will not have white iPhone 4s at launch. I know that some folks had already assumed this, but others of us were still holding out hope that there might be a few strays making it through the network. Best Buy, however, has updated their FAQ (http://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Mobile-Phones-Mobile-Broadband/UPDATED-6-22-iPhone-4-Pre-order-FAQ/td-p/117476;jsessionid=4FAF9216AD0079C8342ED97F02E0C184) to reflect the lack of availability.

Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere.

Thanks for the post! This actually answered a few questions that I had.

xqb4dpx
Jun 22, 2010, 11:48 AM
The only way that Best Buy would of had White iPhones on the 24th was if they were fakes. If Apple does not have them NO ONE will!!! Why don't you guys understand this.

When did Apple say they will not have white iPhone 4s in stock on June 24?

orangerock
Jun 22, 2010, 11:49 AM
They could have saved themselves a lot of trouble by verifying they could get them before saying they would have them. :)

superslashers
Jun 22, 2010, 11:51 AM
OMG does anyone else have an iPhone 3G, or iPod Touch 2G?? And are really mad at apple for not making HOMESCREEN wallpapers availible? How is that possible? My god is it SO hard to just add a JPEG to the homescreen? Well i Still have the gamecenter! thats kinda cool! lol

PBF
Jun 22, 2010, 11:53 AM
Still doesn't necessarily mean Apple won't have 'em on launch day. It is yet to be confirmed by Apple, ok?

mrblack927
Jun 22, 2010, 11:55 AM
OMG does anyone else have an iPhone 3G, or iPod Touch 2G?? And are really mad at apple for not making HOMESCREEN wallpapers availible? How is that possible? My god is it SO hard to just add a JPEG to the homescreen? Well i Still have the gamecenter! thats kinda cool! lol

There are so many things wrong with this post I'm actually stunned. So much so that I'm going to assume it was intentional. Well done.

Abyssgh0st
Jun 22, 2010, 11:56 AM
Still doesn't necessarily mean Apple won't have 'em on launch day. It is yet to be confirmed by Apple, ok?

Seeing as though apparently Walmart (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=943256) is getting a very limited quantity of white iPhones, I assume Apple will have a small quantity, but enough to go around for those who wait in line on launch day.

edk99
Jun 22, 2010, 11:56 AM
When did Apple say they will not have white iPhone 4s in stock on June 24?
It is pretty clear from their web site that it is not available for pre-order or in-store pickup so it won't be there on the 24th.

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone

"White iPhone currently unavailable for pre-order or in-store pickup"

woosah
Jun 22, 2010, 11:58 AM
Was there ever a doubt?

Fidget08
Jun 22, 2010, 12:01 PM
OMG does anyone else have an iPhone 3G, or iPod Touch 2G?? And are really mad at apple for not making HOMESCREEN wallpapers availible? How is that possible? My god is it SO hard to just add a JPEG to the homescreen? Well i Still have the gamecenter! thats kinda cool! lol

They see me trollin. They hatin'

Wicked1
Jun 22, 2010, 12:02 PM
Shocker

I am sure there will 20 more threads that sY they were able to buy the white iPhone.

gdjsnyder
Jun 22, 2010, 12:02 PM
It is pretty clear from their web site that it is not available for pre-order or in-store pickup so it won't be there on the 24th.

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone

"White iPhone currently unavailable for pre-order or in-store pickup"

Pre-order means from now to the 23rd. In store pick up means reservation. No where on apples site does it say "not available until a later date".

DJ ReFRESH
Jun 22, 2010, 12:03 PM
Hopefully this will stop some of the white iphone threads:rolleyes:

wishful thinking

xqb4dpx
Jun 22, 2010, 12:06 PM
It is pretty clear from their web site that it is not available for pre-order or in-store pickup so it won't be there on the 24th.

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone

"White iPhone currently unavailable for pre-order or in-store pickup"

If the white iPhone wouldn't go on sale June 24th, which of these statements would you pick to express that on apple.com?

"White iPhone currently unavailable for pre-order or in-store pickup"

or

"White iPhone will not be available until late summer"

In-store pickup is the same as a "reservation" (the same language is used for the black iPhone 4). The statement on apple.com simply means that they aren't comfortable with pre-ordering/reserving the white iPhone 4. Just because they aren't available for pre-order doesn't mean they can't sell them at all.

citron230
Jun 22, 2010, 12:12 PM
and where is that guy who was going to show us all?

wope
Jun 22, 2010, 12:14 PM
If the white iPhone wouldn't go on sale June 24th, which of these statements would you pick to express that on apple.com?

"White iPhone currently unavailable for pre-order or in-store pickup"

or

"White iPhone will not be available until late summer"

In-store pickup is the same as a "reservation" (the same language is used for the black iPhone 4). The statement on apple.com simply means that they aren't comfortable with pre-ordering/reserving the white iPhone 4. Just because they aren't available for pre-order doesn't mean they can't sell them at all.

And why would they come out and admit they won't have it, only to piss off so many people already? Easier to keep us wondering until launch day than to admit it before. It will also prompt many impatient people on launch day to just settle for the black once they see everyone else getting theirs.

xqb4dpx
Jun 22, 2010, 12:20 PM
And why would they come out and admit they won't have it, only to piss off so many people already? Easier to keep us wondering until launch day than to admit it before. It will also prompt many impatient people on launch day to just settle for the black once they see everyone else getting theirs.

Because then they lose their reputation. More importantly, Steve Jobs loses his reputation. Half of Apple's marketing is done through good old Jobs presenting himself as the meticulous creator of these products. If he loses his credibility, so do his products. If Apple didn't want to look like jerks, and more importantly, if Steve wouldn't want to look like a jerk, they would have announced the shortage themselves a long time ago. However, if you're right I'll be heartbroken.

gloss
Jun 22, 2010, 12:22 PM
and where is that guy who was going to show us all?

Still holding fast hope, I think. His local store is still telling him he'll get one.

46Chromeboy
Jun 22, 2010, 12:29 PM
Wow! What a fashion faux pas! Stormtroopers having to carry BLACK iphones. Ugh.

Gagoots
Jun 22, 2010, 12:39 PM
Still holding fast hope, I think. His local store is still telling him he'll get one.

THey just called. They're only getting ONE iPhone 4 in, as will all of the other Best Buys.

gloss
Jun 22, 2010, 12:40 PM
THey just called. They're only getting ONE iPhone 4 in, as will all of the other Best Buys.

Are you still on that? Get over it already.

iRach
Jun 22, 2010, 12:41 PM
Flippin' 'eck, and I was going to use O2's early upgrade, bet they don't get them in by the end of July knowing my luck :(

Gagoots
Jun 22, 2010, 12:43 PM
Are you still on that? Get over it already.

You're still talking about me, I thought you'd get over *me* already.
:)

mysticbluebmw
Jun 22, 2010, 12:45 PM
Wow, unbelievable, some of you guys are really thick....It's clear, NO WHITE IPHONES now. Good lord, give it a rest....

gloss
Jun 22, 2010, 12:46 PM
You're still talking about me, I thought you'd get over *me* already.
:)

I don't talk about toilets either, but if someone asks where one is, I tell them. ;)

Gagoots
Jun 22, 2010, 12:47 PM
Wow, unbelievable, some of you guys are really thick....It's clear, NO WHITE IPHONES now. Good lord, give it a rest....

They might have *one*.

MigsVuitton
Jun 22, 2010, 12:48 PM
So does this also confirm that it's a manufacturing issue as to why white is not available at launch?

If so, wtf didn't Apple just release a statement?

BklynKid
Jun 22, 2010, 12:52 PM
Wow, unbelievable, some of you guys are really thick....It's clear, NO WHITE IPHONES now. Good lord, give it a rest....

I don't believe it... (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=943868)