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Camera lens and proximity sensor both revised on white Apple iPhone 4

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Camera lens and proximity sensor both revised on white Apple iPhone 4
A nice quiet Sunday evening seems the proper time to discuss some of the changes Apple made before it finally launched the white variant of the iPhone 4. There is some confusion about whether or not the white Apple iPhone is thicker than the black model. As we reported, the difference comes out to 0.0079 inches or 0.2mm-or is it? In response to a comment about the white version of the Apple iPhone 4 being thicker, sent via Twitter to Apple's senior vice-president of product marketing Phil Schiller, the executive responded, "It is not thicker, don't believe all the junk that you read." This comment comes despite various forms of measurement that show the white version to be slightly thicker.

Besides the size of the phone, a teardown of the white model shows that Apple had placed the camera lens further back than where it appears on the black iPhone 4. And while the exact difference isn't known, the white and black iPhone 4 units each have a different proximity sensor. Besides differences in the actual sensor, the white iPhone 4 has an easier to see slit where the sensor resides.

Why the changes? Some of them were probably done in reaction to the leakage in light that was considered to be the main reason for the 10 month delay in launching the product. Other changes were most likely in response to problems that were proprietary to the white color. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who modified his own iPhone 4 to a white version using Foxconn parts purchased online, said photographs using flash came out as if they were,
"taken through cellophane."

In Asia, the white Apple iPhone 4 has been a smash hit selling out in Hong Kong in just 1 hour while in mainland China the phone also sold quickly. One analyst expects the white model to sell 1 to 1.5 million units each quarter until the launch of the Apple iPhone 5 which is expected in Q4.

source: AppleInsider

The camera on the white Apple iPhone 4 is more 
recessed than on the black version

The camera on the white Apple iPhone 4 is more recessed than on the black version



There are also differences in the proximity sensor placed on both phones

There are also differences in the proximity sensor placed on both phones




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posted on 01 May 2011, 21:04 4

1. heatfan316 (unregistered)


Wow that bit of news right there just changed my life I think I'm going to sleep better tonight knowing this.

posted on 01 May 2011, 21:12 3

2. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


u know u willl

posted on 01 May 2011, 23:57 3

4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Maybe this is better news for you...Osama Bin Laden is no more...

posted on 02 May 2011, 02:15 3

6. unknown (unregistered)


You americans will keep on producing your own versions of Osamas every time you let bullets out of your guns for nothing.

posted on 02 May 2011, 07:32 1

10. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


...agreed...

posted on 02 May 2011, 05:10

9. Un known (unregistered)


I'm agree with you unknown, boikot Americanise product Iphone, Android, Windowphone 7 etc go for Bada, Symbian OS although they are slow

posted on 02 May 2011, 03:15

7. daren (unregistered)


my classmate bought one yesterday and the edges of the phone are yellowing already :p
so much for her boasting that my black iphone was uglier than hers

posted on 02 May 2011, 04:58

8. Seylan (unregistered)


They should have given it a revised antenna design aswell...Looks good, except the video call camera and that section on top looks unattractive on thw white version.

posted on 03 May 2011, 04:40

11. IOS5 (unregistered)


I saw the photo in news paper doesn't looks like Osama bin laden!

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