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  • White iPhone 4 Supplies Could Be Incredibly Limited



    If the iPhone 4's recent wave of negative press has adversely impacted sales of the device, no one is able to notice. With more than three million fourth-gen iPhones now in consumer hands, the product is Apple's biggest success in the smartphone space to date. But with that overwhelming demand comes natural supply concerns. And if new reports relating to the white iPhone 4's production are legitimate, we will have a better understanding of yet another production issue keeping supply far behind demand.

    Over the weekend, Chinese newspaper "21st Century Business Herald" points some degree of blame for the sluggish iPhone 4 production on a China-based factory called "Lens Technology," which makes the white iPhone 4ís front panel. The production problem, as noted by the publication, relates to the alleged ability to only produce three units per hour. The difficulty comes from the delicate work necessary to properly balance white paint levels and opacity. Despite these reports, which came after Apple's press conference on Friday, Steve Jobs maintains that the white iPhone 4 will ship by the end of this month - a timeframe that is rapidly approaching.

    But based on what we know from the slow but steady grind at Lens Technology, the present production capacity can only turn out half the units Apple needs to meet anticipated customer demand for the color-alternative iPhone 4. While mass-producing a phone that is simply a different color may seem like a simple-minded if not brainless task, the number of complexities associated with producing a white iPhone are supposedly quite substantial. According to an in-depth look into the white iPhone 4 production process, Engadget says the manufacturing requires "developing the tooling, cutting the raw material (mainly sourced from Germany, Switzerland and Japan), fine-milling using CNC (computed numerically controlled) machines, sanding the edges, polishing, strengthening, cleaning, coating, screen printing, baking, anti-shatter treatment, assembling, and packaging."

    21st Century Business Herald
    This article was originally published in forum thread: White iPhone 4 Supplies Could Be Incredibly Limited started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 92 Comments
    1. PWNsyst3m's Avatar
      PWNsyst3m -
      Im sure if the white version doesnt have the problem when its released that the newer black models wont either. I doubt that was the reason why it was delayed. It was either for hype or they just didnt have enough produced. They didnt even have enough black models. Lol.

      I guess its possible that they halted production to find the problem and then apply a solution. They would never admit that though.
    1. BlackG35's Avatar
      BlackG35 -
      Delayed til later this year?? I was just about to return my black one for the white.

      Apple: White iPhone 4 Delayed to Later in 2010 - Tech Talk - CBS News
    1. BennyPR's Avatar
      BennyPR -
      Quote Originally Posted by le_harve View Post
      Isnt there an app to just make it white
      Yes... at Home Depot & Lowes

      Apple delays white iPhone 4 to 'later this year'


      (07-23) 05:41 PDT Cupertino, Calif. (AP) --

      Apple says the white version of the iPhone 4 will not be available until later this year.

      Apple had originally said the phones would be available in late July.

      Apple Inc. says the white gadgets have been more difficult to manufacture than expected. It did not say when the white models will be available.

      The Cupertino, Calif., company says the black models, which went on sale in late June, are not affected.



      Read more: Apple delays white iPhone 4 to 'later this year'
    1. bpatsfan12's Avatar
      bpatsfan12 -
      Dont u ppl no theres an app for that
    1. forumindianic's Avatar
      forumindianic -
      According to Redmond Pie, the process for restoring Face Time and MM functionality is relatively simple: an app called redelivery, available through Cyndia, will automatically fix it.
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      I am seriously considering the whiteiphone4now route when I get some extra cash. I wanted the white iPhone 4 but I'm passed my return date by quite a while (got mine day before release) and the 4.0/4.0.1 jailbreak is going to be closed shortly & there is no telling how long we'll have to wait for the phone to come out and be jailbroken again. I'm not going a day without a jailbreak ever again.

      Quote Originally Posted by forumindianic View Post
      According to Redmond Pie, the process for restoring Face Time and MM functionality is relatively simple: an app called redelivery, available through Cyndia, will automatically fix it.
      Wrong thread Slick
    1. driftshot's Avatar
      driftshot -
      Quote Originally Posted by -_- View Post
      I see a white iPhone i want to paint it black....
      LOL, white is hot, but yeah, i'm not sure I'd want a phone it white. just my Lamborghini Gallardo... someday
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      well got my iphone 4 32GB 5 days ago.. i love it..now i have 25 more days to enjoy it and return it then back to my 3GS for about a month then white iphone 4 32GB....kind of hard to return it.. but i want white for a change had iphone/3GS need a new flavor... white iphone with a clear bumper and screen protector back/front is what im going for..i hope there a clear bumper 3rd party/apple
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      ^ smart idea
    1. alukado's Avatar
      alukado -
      Nowadays, the white iphone 4 have occured in the market.
      But we can buy it only in the United kingdom so far.
      Looking forward to selling all over the world......
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by goldsaint View Post
      its always the same with Apple products... they say in the media :

      ''quantities are limited '', ''shortage'', ''high demand'' etc, but don't you guys never learn the lesson eh ??

      check this out : Futurama critiques modern gadget and social media obsession using 1950s technology (video) -- Engadget


      Genius

      but the genius of Apple is that people will watch this and crack up about it......on their way to the Apple store. lmao
    1. hotsauce1981's Avatar
      hotsauce1981 -
      Quote Originally Posted by -_- View Post
      I see a white iPhone i want to paint it black....
      No colors anymore?