Continuing setbacks to the manufacturing process are forcing Apple to push back the release of the white edition of the iPhone 4, it has been claimed.
According to Boy Genius Report the principal factor causing the delay is Apple's inability to settle on the correct thickness of the white paint for the smartphone.
Apparently, this is an issue because the tech giant does not want the paint to look translucent because it is spread too thinly, but it also does not want to cause proximity sensor issues by making it too thick.
The problems are reportedly focussed on the front side of the device, as the back panel is much easier to work with.
Apple has encountered further paint-related problems because an agent used to secure the paint to the metal distorts its clarity and dilutes the visual impact of the smartphone's design.