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A white (iPhone) Christmas?

September 18, 2010: 10:12 AM ET

That's the question a self-described "total Apple fanboy" put to Steve Jobs

[UPDATE: The "fanboy" has now confessed that he faked his exchange with Jobs, reportedly after his father read this post. See here.]

Ah, the white iPhone 4.

Announced on June 7. Missing at the June 24 launch. Promised by the end of July by Steve Jobs himself at his July 16 "Antennagate" press conference. Pushed back to "later this year" in a press release issued the next week ("more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected"). Possibly the reason, some speculated, that the head of the iPhone division was relieved of his duties in early August.

All of which leads to the latest e-mail exchange with Steve ("unverified") Jobs, the chattiest CEO on the Internet.

The first part comes from a San Bernardino, Calif., high school student.

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