The real reason Apple’s white iPhone 4 is delayed

“The white iPhone 4 has been delayed because it can’t take good pictures, a source with connections at Apple tells me,” Leander Kahney reports for Cult of Mac. “The white case leaks light back in — especially when the flash is used to take pictures.”

“On Tuesday, Apple said the white iPhone has been delayed until next spring,” Kahney reports. “This is the third time the white iPhone has been pushed back: first to July, then the end of the year and now to next spring.”

Kahney reports, “Once again, Apple didn’t explain the delay. In the past, the company has said the white iPhone was ‘more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If, as Kahney’s source says, the problem may demand a complete redesign, then Apple ought to just cancel the thing and focus on iPhone 5. By the time they get the white iPhone 4 out, if they even get it out by spring, everybody will be waiting for iPhone 5 anyway.

102 Comments

  1. The real reason is that it will be a way for Verizon iPhones to be differentiated at launch…Verizon’s own exclusive deal if you will…for a quarter until mass production is up and it is available on ATT

  2. The real reason is that it will be a way for Verizon iPhones to be differentiated at launch…Verizon’s own exclusive deal if you will…for a quarter until mass production is up and it is available on ATT

  3. when the white plastic face of previous phone became discolored, that happened at a matched rate to the discoloration of the button

    because the white button is not protected from discoloration causes like UV and finger oils the way the white is beneath the glass face of the current phone, the cosmetics of the white phone would be a source of scrutiny and ridicule as the device aged

    make the button out of the same metal as the perimeter band

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