Hal Alyea here in Oregon. I am also a White’s Dealer and have been for a number of years. I am about 50 miles from the White’s factory in Sweet Home Oregon. I am only a few miles from the factory so for that last few months so you might guess that there is a lot of talk going on here in Oregon about this new Detector.
Since about February I have been in communication with the Factory about this subject. I have not heard of the July 1st date and just talked to them yesterday about the new model. I did not hear the July 1st date come up. They were not specific about release dates.
It is a new waterproof model of an existing detector. This takes redesign no matter how you say it. There have been numerous things to change on the current detector to accommodate waterproofing and this always takes a while to get things from the concept to prototype to production.
I think White’s will announce the new model soon.