Steve Jobs knows that the elusive White iPhone 4 is important to the consumers who have been putting off their new smartphone upgrade or purchase until the color has been released. Many iPhone 4 customers wanted a white body, and were disheartened first when the model wasn’t available for presale and second when it wasn’t available the day the sales began in stores.
At Apple, the availability of colors is the last thing on their minds. There has been an enormous uproar over the reception experience. In fact, the name of the problem has been dubbed “Antennagate”, suggesting a large scale conspiracy on the part of the Cupertino , California based Tech Firm.
“Antennagate” makes an allusion to the infamous 1970’s political scandal, “Watergate.” This was the scandal that involved the break-in into the Democratic National Convention, which ultimately lead to the resignation of Nixon.
Even though this politically dubbed controversy has been bogging down the rumor mills, the White iphone 4 is still in high demand. According to the press conference on July 16th, Apple has pledged to have this problem fixed by the end of July 2010.
Oh, and for Antennagate conspiracy theorists...Apple is going to give all iPhone 4 buyers a free bumper case to solve the "death grip" problem. For those who already bought a bumper, you will be eligible for a full refund of the purchase price up to $29.
For those who still aren't happy, Apple will take back your iPhone 4 up to 30 days after its purchase.
Reference: Apple Press Conference