The fabled white edition of the iPhone has been delayed by issues with its camera, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has admitted.
Apple had intended the white iPhone 4 for release way back in June when the handset originally dropped. However, it’s now over six months later and, despite cropping up in various retailers’ product listings, it’s still yet to go on sale.
Speculation over the causes of the delay ranged from obstacles finding the ‘right’ shade of white paint to issues with light leakage through the shell that meant the onboard five-megapixel snapper was rendered a bit pointless.
In a typically candid interview with Engadget over the weekend, Wozniak confirmed that the camera had been at the root of the problem. The way he tells it, he discovered all was not well when he attempted to grab a picture with his phone using the flash.
The result apparently was a snap that appeared as though it was taken through cellophane. However, with the teething troubles now fixed, Wozniak confirmed that we’ll be seeing the white iPhone in shops soon. Hmm, we'll believe that when we see it.
The Q&A also saw him once again make positive noises about Apple's deadly Android rival in the smartphone wars, lavishing his most unqualified praise for the Swype touchscreen keyboard that features on many of the handsets, plus voice commands.