updated 10:40 pm EDT, Fri April 15, 2011
White iPhone 4 already in Verizon inventory
Hints of the white iPhone 4 getting close reached a new high on Friday after the models were spotted in Verizon's inventory system. Two unnamed but distinctly Apple-patterened SKUs have shown up, MC677LL/A and MC679LL/A, that have 16GB and 32GB respectively of storage. Based on 9to5's sources for the sighting and the recognizable names for every other Apple device in the system, they should only be the new iPhone 4 versions since each is one SKU digit above its black equivalent.
Multiple tips had already pegged the white model for late April, and Verizon would likely need to have the phones in its inventory system to start handling orders in that timeframe. Timing could be tight if authentic as Apple will have just recently started production through Foxconn.
Apple first promised the white iPhone 4 in June last year but had to delay it multiple times after production issues relating to the white paint. It's believed to have solved the dilemma with a new paint mix that gives it the consistency and reliability Apple needs for large scale production.