updated 04:00 am EST, Mon February 7, 2011
Snapped with a White iPhone 4?
The long-delayed Apple iPhone 4 in white, once held triumphantly aloft by Steve Jobs when the iPhone 4 was first launched looks like it is finally about to hit store shelves in the US. Tipsters have sent in some photos of the pricing tickets for the device at both Best Buy and The Source stores to Engadget. What's more, when looking closely at the first photo below, it appears that the shot taken at Best Buy has in fact been taken with a white iPhone 4 as is seemingly apparent in the reflection on the ticket surface. Even more intriguing is that if it is indeed a White iPhone 4, it also seems that it may either be missing the LED flash, or it has been repositioned possibly on the side opposite to the lens.
Issues with photos taken by white iPhone 4s have long been thought to be the cause of the extended delay and even its possible cancellation altogether. Initially, it was speculated that the white paint finish, combined with the glass back caused too much light leakage in photos. However, a recent report pinned the alleged camera problems on cheaply made clone parts.
If the photo below does indeed show a white iPhone 4, it looks as though Apple may have overcome the camera issue with a slight redesign of the rear glass housing. (Electronista has highlighted what appears to be the white iPhone 4 in the photo and annotated this potential discovery). [via Engadget]