If you’re hankering over a white iPhone 4, you might need to hanker for a little while longer, with reports suggesting that Apple is having difficulties with the manufacturing process.
According to Engadget, the problem comes from Lens Technology, a supplier in China that’s responsible for milling the glass covers. The company is allegedly having trouble getting the paint thickness and opacity levels correct. As such the white iPhone 4s are not as white as they should be, which would not go down well with the design purists at Apple, namely Messrs Jobs and Ive.
This means that Steve Jobs’ claim at last week’s infamous Friday press conference that the white iPhone 4 will ship before the end of July could turn out to be, well, something of a white lie.
What’s more, reports suggest that Lens Technology is only able to produce half of the demand for the black version, which allegedly accounts for its current three week shipping delay.
Are you part of a couple that won’t upgrade until you can get your iPhone 4s in a ‘his-and-hers’ pair, or are you instead going for a handset that doesn’t need a case to receive calls? Let us know in the comments.