iPhone 5 may come in white

The latest word on the much-babbled about white iPhone appears to suggest that it is unlikely to tip up before the iPhone 5 is launched.

Taiwan's Economic Daily News, reports that local manufacturer Wintek has won an exclusive contract to supply Apple with touch panels for a white iPhone 5.

It seems barely credible that a while iPhone 4 will ever make it onto shop shelves, despite being advertised since the device was launched and this latest claim seems to be the most reliable yet.

Wintek hasn't commented on the story and Apple never will. th firm has never said why it couldn't make the phone all white in the first place, but obviously there was some cock-up along the way.