9to5Mac has received word from two sources inside the Apple Store that confirm, depending on inventory, some Canadian Genius Bars will be replacing white 16GB iPhone 4’s with the equivalent-sized iPhone 4S. This is due to a significant shortage of inventory of the former, and a need to have sufficient replacements on hand for the many users who come in every day with legitimate warranty-related issues.
While it’s not known which stores in the US or Canada are doing this, and Apple certainly isn’t promoting the fact, there is a very good chance at the moment for you to walk out of an Apple Store with a refurbished white 16GB iPhone 4S.
Have you, or anyone you know, been treated to a iPhone 4S after taking in your iPhone 4 for replacement? Let us know.