Last Friday, Engadget posted rumors of what they believe is a real White iPhone 4. The pictures were sent by one of their readers who claims that Vodafone UK has accidentally (I’m assuming) sold some units to their customers ahead of the April 27 release date:
“Now, we’ve secured a few images of a 16GB model from a separate source that has seemingly made its way into the hands of one lucky customer (read: bloke) over in Britain. As the story goes, the carrier’s point-of-sale system rang it up as a black iPhone, and shortly after the sale went down, Voda sent out a notice to halt sale of these gems “until next week.”
Obviously Apple doesn’t like this, but at least the network saw the problem immediately and fixed it. Thankfully, they weren’t able to fix it fast enough and now we know more details about this new iPhone unit.
Macrumors writer Eric Slivka has a great set of eyes and noticed something different: “Interestingly, the iPhone appears to show a modified proximity sensor, utilizing an open slot over the earpiece instead of the previously-seen fine grating.”
Knowing how bad Antennagate was PR wise for Apple last year, could this be the very reason why the white unit was delayed this long? The company figured the device is delayed as is, so why not remedy the antenna problems further?
We’ll know more about this as soon as more people get a hold of the white iPhone 4, particularly tear down site iFixit.com. If the antennagate is further “fixed”, there goes another reason why you should purchase one and not wait for the iPhone 5.