As everyone can tell, June has come and gone and the white iPhone 4 is still no where in site. Though, according to Steve Jobs, it should begin shipping before the end of July. Well, assuming we can believe this latest report in the Chinese language newspaper, the 21st Century Business Herald — the reason behind the delay of the white iPhone 4 was due to issues with the glass supplier.
A worker from Lens’ quality control department has allegedly admitted that the company’s screen-printing workshop may currently be dealing with some issues with the white iPhone 4 covers. Specifically, the factory’s still working out the perfect combination of paint thickness and opacity — the former to ensure the next sub-contractor has enough clearance for the digitizer overlay, and the latter for the absolute whiteness that Jony Ive and co. strive for.
Given that, it seems like they were trying to find the right amount of paint that should be applied. I guess if nothing else at least its not an actual shortage of parts. And at least with that, once these are ready to ship, they should be able to ship on a regular basis.