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White iPhone 4 delayed by backlight problems?

White iPhone 4 delayed by backlight problems?

Problems with the white edition of the iPhone 4's backlight are contributing to the delay in bringing it to market, it has been claimed.

Last week a number of reports surfaced claiming that Apple and its manufacturing partners could not find the right mixture of paint with which to coat the smartphone, because getting the balance between perfect whiteness and proximity sensor responsiveness was proving to be difficult.

Now issues with the backlight, which is visible around the edge of the white iPhone's glass frontage, have been discovered, according to The Street.

However, observers have questioned the veracity of the supposed problems, suggesting instead that Apple is spreading false rumours while it desperately struggles to find a fix for the iPhone 4's antenna issues before launching the white edition of the mobile.

The Cupertino-based technology company had originally been intending to get the white iPhone 4 on shelves at some point in July, but there is now a serious risk that it could slip into 2011.

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