"We’re sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone yet again, but we’ve decided to delay its release until this Spring," an Apple spokesperson reportedly said. The white iPhone 4 has been the source of numerous delays and rumors but this report coming from John Packowski of Digital Daily looks the most likely to hold credence at present.
In July, Apple said that manufacturing of the white hardware proved "more challenging to manufacture" than the company had originally anticipated. Some reports have claimed that Apple and its manufacturing partners have had difficulty creating glass with the right shade of white for the handset. Apple, however, has not offered specifics on the issues, though the white model has not been available for sale anywhere since the iPhone 4 launched on June 24.