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White iPhone 4 won't be out until later this year

As is reception issues, Bluetooth connection problems, and proximity sensor failures weren't enough, Apple has announced that elusive white iPhone 4 will be delayed even longer.

This is Apple's official statement:

White models of Apple's new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.

According to a report from 21st Century Business Herald, the company that produces the glass for the iPhone 4, Lens Technology, is having production problems with applying white paint to the glass. More specifically, the company is having problems with finding the right balance of paint thickness to allow clearance for the digitizers while at the same time adhering to the physical standards for "beauty" that Apple has for its products.

Apple's iPhone 4 retails for $199 (16GB) and $299 (32GB) with a two-year contract. Due to the production problems with the white iPhone, only the black model is currently available.  



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Why not just believe them?
By SleepyGreg on 7/23/2010 7:23:48 PM , Rating: 2
Why would they delay the white model to fix the antenna? Why does it matter what colour it is when they fix it? They'll fix it when they fix it, black and white. Is it really that hard to believe that they have a problem with paint tolerances instead of another conspiracy theory?

Quote from an insider: "I cannot say who I am as Apple does have a non-disclosure in effect for this, but: The color specifications for the white on the new iPhones are just crazy. The tolerances they are trying to achieve with the white really is the cause of the delay. As screen printing goes, it is somewhat controllable, doesn't have the tolerance that Apple is wanting to hold the color specification of the white too. Talk about anal..."




RE: Why not just believe them?
By XSpeedracerX on 7/25/2010 7:34:07 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Why would they delay the white model to fix the antenna? Why does it matter what colour it is when they fix it? They'll fix it when they fix it, black and white. Is it really that hard to believe that they have a problem with paint tolerances instead of another conspiracy theory?


Umm...Yeah. 'paint tolerance' is right up there with 'the dog ate the white paint spray nozzle' in the the encyclopedia of fuckin' lame ass excuses. it's pretty obvious that the iPhone 4 has some antenna issues, and its also pretty obvious they want them sorted out before the white one comes out so they don't have to continue passing out free bumpers to everyone. Insert convienient excuse here. Yeah, a coating smaller than a millionth of a meter is really giving those 'digitizers' a hard time! LOL.


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