Is the White iPhone Leaky?

By  |  Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 11:28 am

I’m instinctively skeptical of news reported by’s Scott Moritz. (Among other things, he said that Apple was “likely” to respond to iPhone 4 antennagate by using its press event a couple of weeks ago to announce that it had a fix.) For what it’s worth, though, Moritz is saying that a source told him that the white iPhone 4’s delay stems from Apple having trouble manufacturing ones that don’t leak light from the edges of their glass cases.

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  1. Hamranhansenhansen Says:

    I think you are right to be skeptical of The Street, they are known bozos. They are more about gaming technology stocks than about technology.

    It seems like the light from the screen leaking out the back would have been seen in prototypes. They showed white iPhones at the introduction and presumably had them even before then. I don't think it's a problem for them to make 1 perfect white iPhone. It's a problem for them to make 1 million perfect white iPhones, or 10 million.

    Andy Ihnatko says the white iPhone problem is that they make a batch of 100 and there are 4 or 5 different whites in there. So not only is that not to spec (it should just be the one white from the prototype) but if released into the wild it would be easy to find 2 white iPhones that don't match and take a photo of them together and put it online and of course: "RECALL!"