Apple announced at today’s special iPhone 4 conference that it will offer a free iPhone case to all its iPhone 4 customers to address the antenna problem, which it believes also affects other smartphones.
Steve Jobs also made announcements for users who are eagerly waiting for the white iPhone 4 and also users waiting to get their hands on Apple’s new iPhone in 18 new countries.
White iPhone 4 Availability:
Apple had announced late last month that the new white iPhone 4 will be available only in the second half of July as they’re more challenging to manufacture than expected.
Steve Jobs announced today that the white iPhone 4 will be available in limited quantities at the end of this month:
A lot of people waiting for the white iPhone. We're going to start shipping it at the end of this month. And our quantities will be limited at first – we're ramping up as fast as we can. The white iPhones will start shipping at the end of July.
iPhone 4 Coming to 17 New Countries:
Apple has also announced that it will be launching iPhone 4 in 17 new countries on July 30th such as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland:
On July 30th, we are going to bring the iPhone to 17 more countries, and these are the same 17 we talked about before with the omission of just South Korea because it's going to take just a little bit longer to get government approval there.
3 million iPhone 4s in 3 weeks:
Despite the iPhone 4 reception saga, Apple has sold 3 million iPhones in 3 weeks.
The iPhone 4 is perhaps the best product we've ever made at Apple, and we have sold well over three million since we launched it three weeks ago. Just three weeks ago.
In addition to these announcements and free cases for iPhone 4 customers, Steve Jobs also revealed that they’re looking into problems with the proximity sensor and expect to fix the issue in the next iPhone software update.
If you are living in any of the countries mentioned above, we would love to know if you are planning to buy or upgrade to the new iPhone 4 so please drop us a line in the comments.