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Report Claims White iPhone Delay Is Due to Camera Performance Issue

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As Apple continues to delay the launch of the white iPhone 4, rumor mills too continue to churn out new versions of the possible causes behind it.

Just a day after Apple confirmed that there would be no white iPhone 4 until the Spring of 2011, folks over at Cult of Mac have reported that the delay in the White iPhone 4 is due to a rather tricky issue that affects its camera performance. 

Apparently, the translucent glass case out of which the phone is made allows light to seep in and ruins the picture talking ability of the phone. This is a non issue on the black version – because it doesnt allow external light to leak in.  However, on a white iPhone 4 this is creating considerable problems for Apple.

This problem is aggravated when the external flash on the phone is used. A source with connections to Apple who wished to be anonymous (for obvious reasons) has divulged the existence of this problem to Cult of Mac. He says,

"You don't get accurate pictures on the white iPhone because of the color of the glass back. It washes out the pictures.

It was just yesterday that Apple had delayed the launch of the white iPhone 4 once again.

This version of the story behind the  reasons for the delay is the latest amongst a  string of rumors that preceded it. In the past, some industry observers had indicated potential quality control issues arising due to the white coloring on the front glass panel of iPhone 4 being the cause of the delay. 

We have also heard speculations that the issue was due to the back light leaking out through the edges of the glass to the back casing of the device. While some speculated that it was the “Antennagate” issue that is behind the delay.

The latest report also states that Apple has been trying hard to fix this issue by isolating the camera sensor, but it could require a complete redesign. 

Do you think we'll see the white iPhone 4 or will the white model be available when iPhone 5 is launched?

[via Cult of Mac]

Source: Report Claims White iPhone Delay Is Due to Camera Performance Issue

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