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White iPhone 4 Coming in April



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    SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 07: The new iPhone 4 is displayed at the 2010 Apple World Wide Developers conference June 7, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs kicked off their annual WWDC with the announcement of the new iPhone 4. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Apple is starting production on its white iPhone 4 and is expected to start shipping the handheld in early April, reports said Wednesday.

    Manufacturers will start production on the GSM-based iPhone 4 with "white enclosures" for distribution next month, Concord Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told AppleInsider.  The white iPhone, originally promised in June, has taken months to complete mainly because of substandard paint. That issue has now been solved by a Japanese company, which gave Apple more precision and control over the paint thickness.

    There was no word on when there would be a white CDMA-based iPhone 4.

    While Kuo said there will be an iPhone 4 frenzy for a white handheld -- 18 million sold in three months -- I'm thinkiing sales will only get a slight boost. I'm certain that most of Apple's devoted consumers will already be spending their disposable income on an iPad 2 -- in either black or white.