Apple may finally be past white iPhone 4 obstacles

“Apple may have finally solved the problems preventing white iPhone 4s from being mass-produced, a source claims,” MacNN reports.

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“As has been suggested before, one of the main dilemmas is argued to have been getting the right paint thickness — specifically on the front panel, though, and in a way that doesn’t affect the proximity sensor or create light bleeds,” MacNN reports. “A complicating factor is said to be the need to silkscreen the paint on in a way that leaves a gap for the LCD.”

MacNN reports, “The back panel is thought to be fine as far as technical issues go, since there is no display to account for.”

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The Boy Genius reports, “There is also reportedly an issue with the actual paint itself, which we’re told is silkscreened on the front glass. Apple has had to come up with a paint mix that will stay white and won’t discolor, flake, etc.”

“Our source let us know that Apple might have actually worked through these issues and that white iPhone 4s might not be so far away from shipping in the near future,” The Boy Genius reports. “Apple just probably left it open-ended so they wouldn’t crush expectations again.”

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36 Comments

  1. Anandtech states something completely different:

    “From my day of testing, I’ve determined that the iPhone 4 performs much better than the 3GS in situations where signal is very low, at -113 dBm (1 bar). Previously, dropping this low all but guaranteed that calls would drop, fail to be placed, and data would no longer be transacted at all. I can honestly say that I’ve never held onto so many calls and data simultaneously on 1 bar at -113 dBm as I have with the iPhone 4, so it’s readily apparent that the new baseband hardware is much more sensitive compared to what was in the 3GS. The difference is that reception is massively better on the iPhone 4 in actual use.”

    BTW, Anandtech did a way more exhaustive and technical test than Mossberg’s seat-of-the-pants reveiw.

    So I guess more lies? Mossberg or Anandtech? The real answer seems to be that there are obviously so many variables to antenna analysis that a room full of PhD would have trouble grasping the problems.

    So when someone makes some definitive statement about the state of an entire product line and the ethics of some CEO without knowing any real facts (other than their own questionable personal experience), it makes them, as AAPLguy states, a moron.

  2. So are we to dismiss anyone with claims if dropped calls. 3GS comparisons are worthless. I’m 3 phones in on my 3GS and hot payday. Works like a charm! But I had some crap. I buy a new one, they TRIED to give me a refurb 2 months later. Hope the white antenna is fixed. Do we need to provide screen shots with failed to make a call so you sensitive asswipes can stop assaulting people everytime they dare to speak of a faulty design. You need to stop using all of Steve’s pain meds and grow up. I have an iPhone 4. Problem exists. Problem exists on my Nokia E72. Just not as severe… But it exists. I am not brand loyal. I’m loyal to a version that works. I know why the antenna is on the bottom portion rather than the top. But I haven’t gone through ALL of Steve’s drugs that I will bitchup and sing praises like Steve will adopt me if I don’t say anything bad. You growup!

  3. @ More lies

    > that means they have fixed the antenna and I will soon be able to exchange my crippled one for one that works like it is suppose to

    So you are either a moron for keeping a smart phone that cost you at least $199 to buy and at least $55 per month to own, when it is supposedly “crippled.” Or you are a moron for thinking people actually believe you when you say you own an iPhone 4.

    Trolling by semi-intelligent people often annoys me. Trolling by incompetent fools just cracks me up. Thanks for the continuing laughs (no matter what you are calling yourself this time).

  4. @more lies

    Stop the press. “More lies” said the white iPhone 4 antenna will be redesigned. I’m going to believe him and wait til it comes out to buy one. I mean he did quote Mossberg. He’s got to know something I don’t. I don’t think he’s a whiney bitch. Okay maybe I do just a little.

  5. @ more lies RE: “I will bitchup and sing praises like Steve will adopt me if I don’t say anything bad. You growup!”

    LOL! that adoption reference cracked me up. I personally am a fervent Apple supporter (because they deserve it given the wonderful products they make for me that simply don’t have competition from any other tech gadget maker.. no matter how hard they try. It’s pretty amazing how caring about user interface (and customers) as a priority trumped the other bigwigs in the same field. User friendly finally became important apparently. Mac OS X finally has a chance to take over Windows market share if this trend continues.)

    Regardless, I LOVED your comment it cracked me up lol! Kudos to you for the angry response to others it was classic. Even if you are off the mark with the rest of your text, the “adoption” snippet I copied from your comments above twas funny and made my smile muscles work a bit. thank you!

    If others don’t see the humor take my pity.

  6. “Who’s the more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?”

    Maybe he isn’t such a moron.
    Seems like he got what he wanted: A good trolling windup of those who “get it”.

    Really, we should chill out and leave the trolls alone, or at least MDN, should moderate obvious trolls. It’s difficult though to distinguish between trolls, morons and a true voice of dissent at times.

    I think if one truly is dissenting, and wants dialogue however, they would refrain from inflammatory language.

  7. I second that. Sincerely. You say something(write something) and it is IMMEDIATELY followed by STFU…moron… Not “you’re off the mark” like someone who agreed and disagreed(thanks) like it should be. It’s that way at MDN Endgadget, intomobile. No whining… Just have to realize that some are still using Mommy’s electricity and flexing a bit. But I second that John! Here here!

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