Date: Friday, April 29th, 2011, 04:48
Category: iPhone, News
Initial reports suggest that the long-delayed white iPhone 4 is 0.2mm thicker than its black counterpart and may not fit all cases. Per TiPb, early adopters of Apple’s recently released white iPhone 4 reported noticing an apparent difference in thickness between the black iPhone 4 and the white version, the web site conducted measurements of the two devices. The report found that the white iPhone 4 is roughly 0.2mm thicker than the black model.
Apple lists the depth of both the white iPhone 4 and the black iPhone 4 as 9.3mm, or 0.37 inch. Tests of various cases found that most cases were unaffected by the difference, though a few “were just a tad tight.”
The exact cause of the increase in thickness on the white iPhone 4 remains unclear, though some have speculated that a new paint mix and UV protection contribute to the difference. It was reported earlier this year that Apple had partnered with a Japanese company to develop a new paint material for the white iPhone 4.
In an interview earlier this week, Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller explained that a number of reasons, including the need for more protection from ultraviolet rays from the sun, contributed to the 10-month delay.
Analyst Brian White of Ticonderoga Securities sees Apple selling between 1 to 1.5 million units of the white iPhone 4 each in the June and September quarters.
If you’ve snagged a white iPhone 4 and had any difficulty fitting it with a current iPhone 4 case, let us know.