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Real Reason Why the White iPhone 4 Is Delayed 182

tekgoblin writes "There have been numerous reasons why the White iPhone 4 may be delayed with one reason being the color mismatch between the home button and the body. Well this time there is another reason. A source has told CultofMac that the reason for the delay is a light leakage issue caused by the case being clear. Light from the case leaks into pictures taken by the back and front camera on the white iPhone 4, causing distorted pictures. This problem is non-existent on the black iPhone 4, because of its already black case, so Apple has been looking for a solution to this problem, thus the delay of the White iPhone 4 till spring of next year."
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Real Reason Why the White iPhone 4 Is Delayed

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  • Or could it be... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by e065c8515d206cb0e190 (1785896) on Wednesday October 27, 2010 @03:56PM (#34042480)
    that they're redesigning the antenna?
  • by JasoninKS (1783390) on Wednesday October 27, 2010 @04:00PM (#34042552)
    Things like this would be less of a "big deal" if Apple would just come out and admit to the problems. Be more straight-forward with the public, and they'll appreciate you and your company more. At least, that's how I figure it.
  • Not good enough. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by LoudMusic (199347) on Wednesday October 27, 2010 @04:02PM (#34042574)

    This 'story' smacks of hooey. An entire crock's worth, you might say. Opacity of plastic is not determined by its hue, to my knowledge. I think it has more to do with other performance faults they want to fix before delivering a 'new' product. Or perhaps sales of the previous white iPhones were stellar enough for them to care about doing it again.

  • Re:The antenna (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Samalie (1016193) on Wednesday October 27, 2010 @04:12PM (#34042746)

    You know, in many ways it is kind of funny.

    I have an iPhone4. I'm also in Canada and on the Rogers network.

    Yes, "antennagate" is real. My house is far enough away from a tower that I can go from 3 bars to 0 just my lightly touching the magic little corner. So I got a case for it, which mostly mitigated the problem in my house...most of the time though, it was never an issue.

    I just went to the US (Southern California) and my iPhone was pratically un-useable, case or not. It was entirely useless as a phone, and mostly useless for any kind of data use. Basically, the fucker was a giant brick for all intents and purposes, at least as a communications device.

    Based on that...I still don't hate my iPhone...but I sure as fuck despise AT&T's shitty service.

  • Re:Not good enough. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by DragonWriter (970822) on Wednesday October 27, 2010 @04:25PM (#34042922)

    I find it hard to believe it took Apple this long to notice and then address supposed issues with light leakage.

    Considering that they failed to notice (at least, enough to do anything about it) the antenna problems on the iPhone 4 until after general release, I have no problem at all believing that Apple has serious problems, in general, identifying functional problems produced by styling decisions (perhaps, because they don't do sufficient real world testing with "production" styling, considering functionality and visual styling separate issues.)

  • Re:Not good enough. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Sponge Bath (413667) on Wednesday October 27, 2010 @04:27PM (#34042954)
    I've seen multiple reviews of iPhone 4 cases on Amazon with comments about some light colored cases causing reflection of the LED flash back into the lens. That would not explain problems with the front facing camera though.
  • Re:The real question (Score:3, Interesting)

    by jojoba_oil (1071932) on Wednesday October 27, 2010 @05:24PM (#34043534)

    Only Apple-lovers will know the significance to white vs. non-white. The rest will just assume that the iPhone being white was meant to match the ugly white ear-buds that came with it.

    I think a more visible sign of wealth is walking into an office full of suits when one is wearing jeans and a sweater, without anyone thinking it out of place... Which leads right into the idea behind bling: people without wealth are more concerned about their outward appearance than people with wealth. So cheap, shiny things like bluetooth ear-pieces, chrome wheel spinners, and big necklaces became a sort of caricature of the desperation to appear wealthy.

  • by stoborrobots (577882) on Wednesday October 27, 2010 @08:52PM (#34045302)

    I've never understood the correlation between having a model next to anything, say a smartphone.


    I know it's supposed to incite buying the object, but I don't see any link.

    Some research which might be illuminating:

  • Re:Or could it be... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by numbski (515011) <numbski.hksilver@net> on Thursday October 28, 2010 @08:38AM (#34048786) Homepage Journal

    I figured they were waiting for SHAtter to finally be disclosed so they could fix the bootrom, thus making the white iphone 4 invulnerable to jailbreaking. For a time.

    Since SHAtter wound up going undisclosed, now they're in a pickle. Either they go around fuzzing the usb ports looking for the SHAtter vulnerability themselves, which is time consuming, and gives no clear indication that they found the exact same vulnerability that pod2g found, or they find a way to bait the iphone devs into tipping their hands and disclosing SHAtter.

    That whole scenario would take many months to play out, as the iphone devs have proven to be far more patient after what happened with the iPhone 3G[s] bootrom [theiphonewiki.com].

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