Even with the conference last week, there is still a lot of iPhone news buzzing these days. Today, we have the launch of the iPhone 4 ‘free case’ program, the delay of the white version of the iPhone 4 and a rumor about T-Mobile possibly carrying the iPhone 4 later this fall.
This morning, Apple released an app for the iPhone (named “iPhone 4 Case Program”) in which you can sign in with your Apple ID and choose from a list of cases and order right from the app. Presumably, going with this route will reduce un-needed traffic on Apple.com and will guarantee that only one case per iPhone can be ordered.
To order, just grab the iPhone 4 Case Program app and order from there. All cases are expected to ship in 3-6 weeks. Additionally, if you already purchased a bumper case from Apple, you will be refunded automatically and receive an email notification when that is completed. The cases available are: a black Apple Bumper option, an Incase Snap Case, Belkin Shield Micra, Griffin Motif, Griffin Reveal, Speck Fitted and Speck PixelSkin HD.
Apple can not be happy about this news, as they probably had assumed their iPhone 4 problems were over. The white iPhone 4, that can’t seem to catch a break, has been delayed once again. The new date is now “later this year.” The full statement released by Apple is below:
“Statement by Apple on White iPhone 4
White models of Apple’s new iPhone® 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.”
Hey, at least it’s not another Verizon rumor! According to the latest rumor, the iPhone could come to T-Mobile later this fall. The interesting piece is that T-Mobile’s network runs on GSM, the same type of network the iPhone runs on. According to the Cult of Mac, a “highly placed source” at T-Mobile has let it slip that there is “an 80% chance of getting the iPhone in Q3″. Of course, this is a rumor, and a very big rumor at that.
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