White iPhone 4 Delayed Due to Glass Touchscreen Issues
Manufacturing difficulties at a touchscreen glass maker in China is the reason Apple's much anticipated white iPhone 4 wont be available until the end of July, more than a month after the release of the black version, new reports allege.
Lens Technology, whose client line-up includes names such as Motorola, Nokia and Samsung, is the factory responsible for processing, pressing and painting the iPhone 4 glass. According to an Engadget report, a worker from Lens' quality control department has allegedly admitted that the company is experiencing painting-related issues.
The manufacturer is apparently working out kinks involving the mix of paint and opacity. This setback may not only further delay the debut of the white iPhone 4, it could also limit the number of devices that will be readily available to meet the consumer demand.
The day before the iPhone 4 hit stores, Apple issued a press release stating it had encountered manufacturing difficulties and that the phone wouldn’t be available until mid-July. A follow-up press release then indicated an end-of-July ship date.
A new date for its arrival has not yet been set.
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