Apple’s co-founder, Steve Wozniak, recently confirmed that issues with the infamous white iPhone 4 are fixed and that the product would be ready to ship in the near future. In an interview with Engadget, Woz addressed some of the mysterious problems that have been preventing the white iPhone 4 from shipping.

According to Woz, the white paint was not the only problem with the mythical unicorn. The white iPhone parts were causing the iPhone’s camera to malfunction.

In the interview, Woz claims that Apple has fixed the production line issues with the white iPhone 4, and that shipping should begin in the distant future…

VentureBeat reports,

“In a conversation with Joshua Topolsky, editor of the AOL-owned tech blog Engadget, on the site’s eponymous online-video show today, Wozniak said that he ordered the white iPhone parts from a teenager online who somehow received them from Foxconn, who manufacturers the iPhone. When he tried to take a picture with the device’s flash, he said the photo looked as if it was taken through cellophane, confirming earlier rumors that the white case caused light leakage when the flash was used.”

We reported on the light leakage issue that VentureBeat is referring to in the summer of 2010. And according to Woz, that issue was a legitimate reason for the white iPhone not seeing the (pardon the pun) “light” of day.

Woz is positive that Apple has fixed the problems with the white iPhone 4,

Additionally, Wozniak said that his white iPhone 4 parts caused issues with its proximity sensor (although I think he’s actually referring to its ambient light sensor, which could see similar light leakage issues to the camera). He then confirmed that Apple has resolved the problems with the white iPhone 4, and that we’ll be seeing them soon.”

It seems that Verizon will be getting the white iPhone 4 as well when it finally ships,

“Wozniak also revealed that he’ll be picking up two Verizon iPhones — in black and white — to accompany his current trio of AT&T iPhones.”

This is interesting news from Woz. As Apple’s co-founder and someone who is definitely in “the know” at Cupertino, his word is quite credible.

White iPhone 4 rumors have been running rampant lately. In light of this news from Woz, the device can’t be too far away from actually shipping.

What do you think about this news? Have you given up hope on the white iPhone 4? If you’ve been holding out for one, I would recommend getting a regular iPhone and then buying a nice, white case and calling it even.

[via VentureBeat]

  • nutsjob

    Finally the problem is fixed!! But bottom line. I say screw the white iPhone 4 nd let’s bring the iPhone 5 !! Both colors from start this time please and let’s not mention if they had done this sooner their sales would be higher, (my opinion)

  • Al

    Who cares, black or white iPhone same thing!

    • marcoarrossi

      and your gonna put a case on it anyway so…

      • teresa

        :S not everyone – hahah i have a white 3gs – no case – i didnt buy the white for nothing!!

  • SpideyRules

    At this point, they should have it available in every color in the rainbow. I’d LOVE a red one like the iHospital (I think ti was), but no WAY will I shell out $230 for it…

    • teresa

      hahh id love a red one too 🙂

  • I sold my iPhone last week , bring on the white unicorn …..

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    • jay

      i like ur uniform.

  • Sebastian. Nice looking update…….

  • Igeek

    Already have the white iPhone 4 :\…… no big news to me

  • Justin

    I prefer the black iPhone anyway. About the camera flash leaking, I get cellophane looking pictures even with the black phone. Can’t wait for side by side comparisons to see if the white one is really so bad that it halted sales.

  • JAK

    March will be a nice time… I’m looking for a new iphone around that time anywho… iPhone 5? Really?
    I’ll be ready for my iPhone 6 next contract round… 🙂

  • John Madison

    Or here’s an idea. Stop using your cell phone. It’s turning you into a moron. Or, just possibly expounding upon the fact that you were already stupid. I have several mac computers but will NEVER buy a cell phone. They’re stupid, take up too much time and take you away from the truly important issues in your life. Such as working out, being outside, looking at people when speaking to them, posture, breathing properly (yes, you read that correctly…cell phones are actually starting to affect how we breathe), tumors in the brain and just the plain outright stupidity of spending all that money on something that breaks so easily. They’ve really got you guys wrapped.

    • Me

      …..and you don’t think reading this article about a cell phone, then replying to it isn’t a waste of time? I’ve heard that typing nonsense also causes breathing issues.

  • Greg

    The authorize telecom here in the Philippines is already giving an option if you want it white.

  • yoyodev

    Not true, I don’t have any problem with proximity sensor and camera flash.
    I fill sorry for him, he was screwed with fake parts!