Apple said Wednesday on the eve of the launch of the new iPhone that the white model would not be available for a month.
Apple said the white version of the iPhone 4, which also comes in black, was being delayed because of unspecified manufacturing difficulties.
White and black model iPhones had been scheduled to go on sale in stores in Britain, France, Germany, Japan and the United States on Thursday and Apple fans are already queuing up to buy the latest generation of the popular device.
The Tiffany & Co. Engagement Ring Finder app for iPhones allows brides and grooms to use their iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to find the perfect diamond ring.
For the men, the Tiffany iPhone app will show rings in their actual size, so theyâ€™re more likely to compare the on-screen rings with their partners.
The â€œring sizerâ€ aims to simplify ring sizing by stealing one of her rings, placing it on the screen and waiting for the correct ring size to pop up!
Apple unveiled a next-generation iPhone on Monday that features video chat, can shoot and edit high-definition quality video and has a crisper resolution screen.
“We are going to take the biggest leap since the original iPhone,” Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said as he showed off the “iPhone 4” at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference here.
The iPhone 4 will go on sale on June 24 in Britain, France, Germany, Japan and the United States and will cost 199 dollars for the 16 gigabyte model and 299 dollars for the 32GB version.
The touchscreen smartphone, which comes in black and white versions, will be available in 18 other countries in July and 24 more in August.
Luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce said its first app for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available at the App Store.
Exclusive to Rolls-Royceâ€™s latest model â€“ the Ghost â€“ this application allows consumers to design and configure it to their exact specifications.
The Ghost app allows you to choose from the thousands of design combinations available at Rolls-Royce dealerships.
Mercedes-Benz received about $2.5 million in lease or loan payments through its iPhone and smartphone apps, said Andreas Hinrichs, the companyâ€™s vice president of marketing.
About $2 million came from the iPhone app launched six months ago and the rest from the smartphone options introduced in late February.
The apps allow Mercedes-Benz financial customers to pay their monthly leases or car loans, manage their accounts, locate the nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer, contact a customer service representative or view company news.
US designer Marc Jacobs has launched a virtual watch for the iPhone that customizes your phone in the style of his spring collection.
A drawn doll inspired by the designer’s most recent collection lets you read the time in style.
The IWC iPhone application is officially live. The app is available for free download on iTunes and has the capabilities to showcase the entire collection.
By holding the iPhone up to your wrist, users can even virtually wear the different IWC models with the â€œtry it onâ€ function.
Another feature of the “IWC App” is the possibility to locate to the closest IWC Boutique or IWC Authorized Retailer.
With a price tag of $3.2 million, the new iPhone 3GS Supreme launched yesterday by Stuart Hughes could be the worldâ€™s most expensive phone.
The handset was made for an anonymous Australian businessman with 271 grams of 22ct solid yellow gold and 136 flawless F-color diamonds totalizing 68ct.
The Apple logo is made from solid gold and decorated with 53 diamonds of 1ct, while the front navigation button consists of a single 7.1ct diamond.
Gucci has launched an iPhone and iPod Touch applications. They are now available at the application store for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
The release coincides with the Gucci Icon-Temporary project, a traveling sneaker store which opens on October 24 at 43 Crosby Street in New York City.
It is also the only place you’ll be able to land a pair of limited edition sneakers designed with DJ, musician and producer Mark Ronson.
Jaeger-LeCoultre has launched a new iPhone application that aims to share the fascinating world of fine watch making with the public.
Rather than simply present their collection, the app invites you to look at iconic models from a whole new angle: the perspective of an amateur watchmaker.
The application lets you explore the various stages in creating a watch, and a comprehensive horological dictionary compliments the six introductory lessons.
Following Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget also intends to amuse all with its new iPhone application.
Based on the Polo Forty Five model, Piaget’s iPhone application displays a virtual time clock.
This original timepiece in titanium, steel and injected rubber houses an automatic Manufacture Piaget caliber.
If the regular iPhone cases just donâ€™t do it for you, then maybe you should check out this new iPhone case from GnG.
This case contains 140 grams of 18-carat gold as well as 200 diamonds and a logo which features 400 extra diamonds on itâ€™s own. The logo can further be customized.
The shell is thin and only 1mm inside with a special high-tech carbon fiber inlay for high dimensional stability and security.
Weâ€™ve already seen iPhone 3G in sapphires and diamonds by Continental, but what we are seeing now is the most expensive luxury phone created by Stuart Hughes.
Priced at Â£22,995 ($34,000), the iPhone 3G are crafted by 22-carat gold and diamond, while the blinged creation bears an Apple logo in sparkling 53 handpicked, high quality diamonds.
It took four proficient craftsmen including Stuart Hughes months of detailed intricate work to re-create the original body of the iPhone in solid gold.
Quintessentially, one of the most established concierge services launched an iPhone Application for its iPhone users today.
The application provides members with luxury insider tips and information on hotels, restaurants and night life events in cities around the world.
The service is available to all iPhone users, but the concierge service requires membership.
British stationers Smythson have created a unique case for the iPhone designed to complement their diaries and other items.
Part of the Smythson Autumn Winter 2008 Raspberry Collection, the case is made in luxurious Raspberry leather and lined in leather. It comes presented in a Nile blue tissue-lined gift box.
The Smythson iPhone case fits both the first generation iPhone and the new iPhone 3G, it is available exclusively from Smythson stores worldwide. Price: Â£80.00 ($ 120)
Following the trend the Austrian designer and jeweller Peter Aloisson has rolled out the $176,400 Princess Plus iPhone and now its turn for the new Apple iPhone 3G â€œKings Buttonâ€ that is constructed of 18 carat yellow gold, white gold and rose gold.
The white gold line is encrusted with a total of 138 brilliant cut diamonds of the best quality. But the most prominent feature of this one-of-a-kind phone is its home button that features a rare 6.6 carat diamond.
This stunning diamond-encrusted iPhone comes for a whopping â‚¬1,790,000 (US $2,517,345). For the price, it steals the crown of the worldâ€™s most expensive iPhone.
Continental Mobiles has unveiled the worldâ€™s first iPhone set in VS1 quality diamonds and emeralds, which is a fascinating stone that possesses a pure verdant green hue !
Blending seamlessly with the 3G iPhoneâ€™s sleek curves, the handcrafted case emanates a sensual allure that is almost impossible to resist.
The 8GB and the 16GB version of the emerald and diamond studded iPhone retail for Â£2999 ($4,400) and Â£3099 ($4,600) respectively.
Diamond jewellers, De Vereâ€™s of London have unveiled their beautiful diamond encrusted iPhone 3G, the “Angels Tears”.
This stunning Art Deco inspired Apple iPhone has been created by De Vereâ€™s founder Philip De Vere in memory of his mother who died of cancer.
A number of examples are being sold to raise money for the research and treatment of womenâ€™s cancers. They are available for a limited time at Â£2499 (USD$4000).
â€œI wanted to create a damned sexy and desirable iPhone, capable of giving anyoneâ€™s thumbs an orgasmâ€. Philip De Vere said.
If you’ve got money to burn and the gold dipped iPhone, or the white gold iPhone were just too cheap, why not check out the Apple iPhone limited Diamond deluxe Platin Edition.
This time itâ€™s not Goldstriker but Sayn Design that has come up with a platinum edition of the iPhone. Topping it off with diamond studded crown, Sayn has placed the dazzling cherries on the precious icing.
Coated with pure platinum, the only significant change about this gilded iPhone is that the iPhone button on the front is replaced by the Sayn Design crown.
iPhone has been a target of haute couture brands where they grab and slap it with precious stones in order to elevate its exclusivity factor. The honor of the most expensive iPhone is bagged by Amosu Ultimo Diamond but the iPhone used isnâ€™t a 3G version. Even so, we do have a few blinged 3G iPhones like Gold & Diamond from Goldstriker, Diamond studded Olympic iPhone and Diamond-Studded iPhone 3G by Knalihs Athem.
The latter being the most expensive jeweled 3G version till date. Today we have one more company that is aiming to revive the union of gemstones with hyped 3G iPhone. Continental Mobiles, well known for its range of luxurious cell phones, has pimped the 3G 16GB white luxury iPhone with Pigeon Blood Red rubies and white diamonds. It is exclusively and intricately handcrafted. This piece of art comes from England and retails for Â£3099 (about $5,550).