According to several source, some iPhone 4 user seems to get lucky and will get free iPhone 4S replacement. This is at least 100% confirmed for 16GB White iPhone 4. Due to shortage in replacement unit Apple instructed Apple Store Genius Bars to give free 16GB iPhone 4S as hardware replacement. Check details below.
First reported by 9to5mac, that Apple has shortage in replacement unit of 16GB White iPhone 4. And Apple has notified its store stuff that inventory of white iPhone 4 16GB replacements units is heavily constrained, and until further notice, stores lacking white iPhone 4 16GB replacements units should upgrade customers seeking a replacement phone to an iPhone 4S.
According to multiple source most stores in US and Canada now have this shortage, and hardware replacement seeking customer will get a free refurbished 16GB white iPhone 4S.
Though iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S looks exactly same but iPhone 4S has Siri, better camera, better A5 processor and overall better graphics. Check our full iPhone 4S details here, and checkout iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 comparison here.
And as seems like Apple do have inventory issue for iPhone 4 model, so may be it could happen for other models too. 16GB white is not such a rare model.
So if you have a 16GB White iPhone 4 and needs hardware replacement, head to near Apple store and share your story with us. Also comment here if you have tried with any other model.