Apple struggles with colours - white iPhone 4 delayed again -

We wrote about Apple struggling to make a white flavour of the iPhone 4 almost exactly one month ago. Cappucino HQ is still finding it tough to get its primary colours right and has posted another statement today saying it's delayed, again.

While black turtlenecked fanboys can be happy that they can match their phones to their questionable taste in clothing, popularised by fashion non-icon Steve Jobs, people who like the exact opposite of black will have to wait a while longer.

Its statement last month said: "White models of Apple's new iPhone 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected."

Today's statement reads remarkably similarly: "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 availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected."

Could it be that the black models are more popular because they're the only ones available?

Anyway. Apple are press wizards and a cynic may suggest that it is purposefully delaying the white iPhone 4. Later this year, we'd wager, would be just in time for the Christmas spending boom, because it seriously cannot be that difficult.

We are eagerly awaiting the Cupertino press conference where Jobs will spectacularly announce the answer to the problem. First rubber bands - next, how to get your iPhone 4 white? Apple will be shipping free Tippex. We're starting to feel like Apple's done a deal with Viking Direct.