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Apple White iPhone 4 release shields T-Mobile arrival

applelogo042611_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The white iPhone 4 appears to be set to go on sale April 27, but now those who enjoy Apple rumors have found another subject: T-Mobile.

Website bgr.com recently released photos of an iPhone prototype that has T-Mobile USA 3G bands. The internal model is N94, while the Verizon model is N92 and the standard GSM variant is N90. The site believes Apple may be testing the new T-Mobile-friendly radio with its current iPhone 4 hardware, possibly to be integrated in a model in the future.

Eweek.com reports that T-Mobile has been denying that the iPhone will arrive on its network in the near future. They were acquired by AT&T for $39 billion, pending government approval.

Meanwhile, the white iPhones have been delayed for ten months now. In July 2010, Apple released the following statement, according to the New York Times: “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 Detroit News said Apple blamed unspecified manufacturing trouble for the delay, and complications with a sensor used in it were also an issue. Another challenge was said to be the exact tint of white glass on the phone that would be approved by Apple’s designers.

Now the phone has a definite release date. Further proof of that comes from the fact that the phone has already been shipped to Vodafone inventory systems in the United Kingdom. One person in Britain has already purchased one, according to engadget.com.



 

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