There’s a price to pay if you want to make beautiful devices, and Apple knows exactly what this price is… The Street as an article this morning that reveals the white iPhone 4 delays may be due to back light from the iPhone display screen leaking out around the edges of the glass and seeping through the back of the phone.

[…] the light seepage presents a very specific problem to the white phone since it is far more transparent than black. The iPhone is made like a glass sandwich. Apple uses Corning’s Gorilla glass on the front and back of the phone and a metal band runs around the outside doubling as an antenna.

If I were in charge of that, I’d say put a case on your iPhone and you won’t see the light anymore but we all know Apple wouldn’t want such a quick fix for such a major issue… or would they?

The White iPhone 4 has been awaited like the messiah since June 15th. Apple has now postponed its launch for the third time, the latest ETA being “later this year“.

  • Apple always faces such leakage problems… why don’t they hire a good plumber??? 🙂

  • AppleBits

    @ a-usman – You know, it all just Depends….. I know…lame. 🙂 Had to do it.

  • MusicMan

    Wouldn’t the light leakage be cool? Imagine a whole glowing iPhone in the dark! 😀

    • Z

      Great for trance parties for sure. Everyone is with glow sticks and you’ll be with an iPhone hehe

  • Z

    MusicMan beat me to it. Glowing iPhone sounds even better. Let’s throw an iDisko party lol

  • amit

    what i was guna say, light leakage would look cool, also it can be added to the feature list ‘Backlight’ changing everything again by having light on the back of your phone!
    they could charge an extra £50 too.


  • fevin

    i want a glowing iphone!

  • Look no matter what Apple does they will continue to dig their own grave. I mean it does have some great features but white or not the iPhone 4 has major design flaws. Design should never come before function and usability. Apple seems to have forgotten that.

    I mean the iPhone 4 held the number one spot in the top ten ranking on pc world. Once Apple gave that press conference they took it down with out explanation. However, took a look into it. The results are rather interesting.