The saga of the production difficulties surrounding the white iPhone 4 has been going on for quite some time now.
The last we heard, it was due around Christmas, although we were beginning to suspect that the iPhone 5 would be out before the snowy version of the fourth-generation handset finally appeared.
But now one has been spotted – a real, functioning white iPhone 4 in the wild. Well, in celebrity Apple fan Stephen Fry’s hands actually, as he showed it off to the audience at T3’s Gadget Awards 2010.
According to T3, Fry was talking about the Windows Phone 7 launch he’d previously attended that day, before reaching into his pocket to show off the handset which Microsoft had given him. Only he pulled out the white iPhone instead.
Acting surprised for a moment, he then dropped the act, and taunted the audience with a quick “nerr-nerr-nah-nerr-nerr”, observing that this was the only white iPhone 4 currently in Europe.
Funnily enough, the iPhone 4 failed to scoop the best mobile award due to the antennagate affair. Phone of the Year went to the HTC Desire instead, although the iPhone 4 did pick up the Commuter Gadget of the Year award.
At any rate, Fry’s handset perhaps indicates that the pale iPhone 4 is ready to go, and will be on shop shelves to ensure a white Christmas for Apple fans.