White iPhone 4 to launch on February 27?

Mon, Jan 24, 2011

News, Rumors

The white iPhone 4 was originally scheduled to be released alongside its black counterpart this Summer. But as you may have noticed by the plethora of black iPhone 4s, those plans were scrapped following a number of unsubstantiated rumors/explanations that included problems getting the white home button to match the shade of white on the exterior to issues involving camera quality issues on account of the light leaking in through the back of the device.

“The white iPhone 4 can’t take accurate photographs,” Cult of Mac reported back in October. “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.”

Apple was reportedly working to isolate the camera sensor though doing so may have entailed a complete redesign.

And in the spirit of keeping these rumors going, MacRumors received word last week that Best Buy inventory computers were now showing spots for 16 GB and 32 GB models of the iPhone 4. If the above screenshot is accurate, the white iPhone 4s will be showing up at Best Buys on Sunday February 27 – an unusual date for a product launch, but given the lack of press that would accompany such a minor update, maybe Apple doesn’t much mind a Sunday launch.



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