White iPhone 4 Release Delayed Anew

White-iPhone 4People eager to get their hands on the much-hyped white iPhone 4 will have to wait a little bit longer, as Apple Inc. announced that the coveted gadget will not be ready by the end of the year as previously planned.

Apple Inc. spokeswoman Trudy Muller apologized for the new delay, but she failed to give the reason for the setback. Apple said it is now hoping to release the white iPhone 4 by spring. The delay was confirmed late Tuesday afternoon after an app on the “Apple Store” that initially allowed users to reserve orders of the white iPhone 4 was suddenly removed.

Earlier this year, Apple had acknowledged that producing the white iPhone 4 was turning out to be more difficult that the company initially thought. The iPhone 4’s black variant was released in June and the company had since then been harping about the coming of the gadget’s white version.