AppleInsider reports on a comment from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who relays that Apple has solved the manufacturing issues associated with the white iPhone 4 and that a white GSM model will start shipping by April.
Manufacturers will initiate production of the GSM-based iPhone 4 version in white enclosures and begin dispatching them to Apple ahead of general availability planned for next month, Concord Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told AppleInsider. Apple has made changes the “film material to solve the full-lamination problem that [was] the reason why white iPhones [were] delayed,” he added. The handset was first scheduled to debut last June. Kuo did not provide a timeframe for a white CDMA-based iPhone.
Previous, though unsubstantiated, reports indicated that the white iPhone 4 was delayed because the device allowed too much light to pass through, resulting in oversaturated photographs from the device’s built-in camera. Back in late January, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said during a taping of the Engadget Live Show that Apple had fixed the root of the problem and that the white iPhone 4 would be coming soon. Apparently Woz knew what he was talking about.