(Wired) -- "Tweeting Phil Schiller" is the new "emailing Steve Jobs."
When a 16 year old from Albuquerque, New Mexico, wanted to know if the mythical white iPhone would ever emerge into the world, he Tweeted Apple's product marketing boss: "@pschiller how do i get a white iphone?"
The reply? "@airickanderson Hi Eric. The white iPhone will be available this spring (and it is a beauty!)."
Given that most people in the U.S. consider the first day of spring to be March 21, Apple has until has until June 21 to deliver. Further, June is the month when Apple traditionally releases new a iPhone.
Could it be that there will be no white iPhone 4, but instead a white iPhone 5? After all, neither tweet mentions a model number.
On the other hand, Apple does like to dominate the news, and manages to come up with some buzz-worthy announcement every few weeks. Any problems with white hardware have clearly been fixes, as proven by the white iPad, so maybe we'll get one in the next few weeks.
Yes, the amount of ink (or pixels) spilled writing about the white iPhone is ridiculous. But then, so is the almost year-long wait for a product promised -- and demoed -- at launch last summer.
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