White iPhone 4 delayed by Apple due to camera issues?

Light leakage reported to be true cause of delay

White body affects camera of iPhone 4

Following news yesterday that the white version of the Apple iPhone 4 will now be delayed until the spring of next year, rumours have been rife around the true cause of the handset's continued postponement with latest reports pointing towards a camera issue.

The official word from Apple on the heavily delayed lighter-hued handset is that the white device is: “more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected". However, new reports suggest that the Steve Jobs headed company has in fact been suffering degraded images from the device's onboard 5-megapixel snapper.

Attributed to light leakage, the issue, apparently prominent when using the device’s flash, revolves around the handset’s semi-translucent glass covering and bright white tone which is resulting in drastically over-lit and whited out images.

The information, which came from an anonymous tipster with “connections to Apple”, could see the white skinned iPhone 4 delays continue for some time as the fruity tech giant battles against re-design limitations.

With the iPhone 5 expected to follow Apple’s annual product cycle ritual and be unveiled in June, questions are now being raised around the white iPhone 4 being delayed indefinitely, with focus instead being shifted to mastering the white production process for version 5 of the market leading smartphone.

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