Another white iPhone 4 white elephant spotted

Apple's fabled white iPhone 4 has been spotted again, albeit momentarily.

The much delayed iPhone for girls flashed up on Apple's own German web site, which is marginally more convincing than all of the other sightings on the sites of third-party retailers we've churned out recently.

Tech Crunch spotted the temporary teaser, but updated the story just minutes later as Apple's German webmasters spotted the gaffe and took the page down.

The white iPhone 4 has been delayed so many times it's not clear whether anyone is interested in buying it any more - especially with the iPhone 5 due to arrive some time in the summer (probably).

The latest rumour doing the rounds is that a Japanese company has developed a new miracle paint which is opaque enough to stop light from the iPhone's display leaking into the cameras, resulting in washed out photos.

Apple is still punting a spring delivery date. We'll believe it when we see it.