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White iPhone 4 delay due to mismatched Home buttons?


Apple’s lengthy delay in releasing the white version of the iPhone 4 may be due in part to a Home button manufacturing issue. Pocket-lint reports that while at a press event in New York City, they spotted a fellow using a white iPhone 4; when asked where he got it, the man said he had a friend that “fixed him up” with it. According to the unnamed man, the device hasn’t been released because Apple is having difficulty getting two of its Far East suppliers to match the white used in the Home button to match the white of the front face plate. As Apple is unhappy with it, it’s not happy selling it to the public, either, the report states. Apple originally planned to release the white iPhone 4 alongside its black counterpart in June, then pushed its release to late July before postponing it until later this year.

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There is a very simple solution to this problem.. Make the white iPhones home button silver…

Posted by Chris on October 16, 2010 at 12:19 PM (CDT)


The better solution would be for Apple to get it’s act together. Releasing updated products at a break neck pace is frankly ridiculous and I pray the average consumer finally wakes up and realizes they don’t need a new iDevice every time a new iteration arrives. Each year Apple keeps getting sloppier with its mishandling of development and greedier and more restricting on who they do business with. I used to be a secret admirer… there’s less and less to admire each year.

Posted by BlueHUE on October 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM (CDT)


I read that there was a company putting white covers on the iPhones already. Maybe it was one of these and not a real white iPhone4

Posted by dave on October 17, 2010 at 5:51 PM (CDT)

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