White iPhone 4 delay caused by a “Rough & Bent effect” in manufacturing

Kate O'Brien

August 3, 2010 8:19 am

Now that the new iPhone 4 has officially landed in Canada the next thing to wait for is the White version to actually become available. In a press release a couple weeks ago Apple stated that the “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.”

According to WhiteiPhone4Now.com states reason a delay is due to the manufacturing process that caused a “Rough & Bent effect on the frame and made it not sit flush on the middle frame”. Apparently Apple has changed the way the White models are being made with a recently improved manufacturing process. On another note they also state that their OEM source says “there are no signs that a hardware fix for the antenna issue is underway.”

Via: TUAW

  • Sean

    Man, Apple really screwed up this launch.

    – White iPhone delay
    – Antenna issue
    – Proximity sensor problem
    – iOS 4 issue on older devices
    – Delay in South Korea (just like 3GS launch there)

    And competition is getting even tougher with phones like Galaxy S, Evo 4G, Droid X, HTC Desire, and even Windows Phone 7.

    Apple needs to step it up! (I’m not a hater nor a fanboi. I have both iPhone 4 and Milestone atm)

  • phreaker

    Man :) No problems at all with my iPhone 4. Everything works really really FAST !!!!