Originally Posted by KOLIO
Now available for pre-order,in SILVER only for now,BLACK will be available @ a later,yet undetermined date:
Black or BUST!
If Black doesn't come out in a reasonable amount of time I might have to get the HDC One
instead and paint it Black
Waiting a little longer for the Black, if it includes the 64GB option, might be well worth it.
The Evo 4G LTE Black (June 2) -> White/Silver (July 15) release dates were about 6 weeks apart, hopefully the wait for the Black One will be shorter than that.
Originally Posted by marctronixx
From what I have read across the interwebs,
The black is more difficult to manufacture so that is the reason for the delay. The black model may not be available until after the official launch
I wonder if HTC Is using the Micro Arc Oxidation (MAO) process again to treat their aluminum and create the Black HTC One? Yes, The CNC machining and MAO treatment are long processes, but they should have perfected it along with the build timing by now through experience creating the HTC One S, Evo 4G LTE, etc.
From the Chipworks/iFixit Teardowns we can tell that HTC has had component parts on had such as the uni-body since as early as Jan./Feb.
In my un-professional opinion that should have been more than enough time to put ALOT of uni-bodies through the supply chain, MAO process, then build up...
Maybe I'm intentionally being a little na´ve, but if they've been working on this design for as long as they claim they have been then it seems
delays should not really be a factor.
Maybe they are intentionally holding back the Black to try to break the market away from the stereotypical black plastic square slab form factor? Or maybe ATT used their deep pockets to not only buy exclusivity for the motherboards with the 64GB eMMC module but to secure nearly all the black chassis as well?