For those people who’s keeping track of this white iPhone 4, it has now been pushed back for three times. Once to July, once to the end of the year, and now until next spring.
This news comes after an announcement by Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller said that the White iPhone 4 won’t drop until Spring 2011 and news that Apple secretly canceled the White iPhone altogether.
According to the source with connections to the Apple, The white iPhone 4 has been delayed because it can’t take good pictures. The white case leaks light back in — especially when the flash is used to take pictures.
The white iPhone 4 can’t take accurate photographs. The handset’s semi-translucent glass case leaks light in, ruining pictures taken with the internal camera, especially when the built-in flash is used.
“You don’t get accurate pictures on the white iPhone because of the color of the glass back. It washes out the pictures,”
Apple has been struggling to isolate the camera sensor. The problem may demand a complete redesign. the problem only surfaced at the last minute at a secret testing facility Apple has set up for case manufacturers.
I think Apple should not pursue this thing. Apple is causing some critics to wonder why the device is even worth pursuing. Apple might not like to get a black eye and look bad. But if it’s having such trouble getting the devices to where it wants them, it shouldn’t waste its time.
Let’s face it, the white iPhone 4 is a neat-looking smartphone, but it’s not really necessary. The black version of the device is doing just fine, and considering the delayed smartphone only offers a color change, it’s hard to see why many folks would care if Apple didn’t sell it. But its iPhone is doing just fine without it.
If Apple definitely wants to offer a white iPhone, maybe the company should consider waiting until next year when it releases an update to the iPhone 4.