The White Stripes have officially broken up. Their site is down right now, but earlier it contained this paragraph about their breakup.
The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health. It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way.
Back in 2007, I proclaimed The White Stripes the best band from the previous ten years. I stand by that statement.
Fantastic band... (even if you argue they're less of a band and more of a Jack White).