Elusive White iPhone 4 Spotted in NYC

Elusive White iPhone 4 Spotted in NYC

The elusive white iPhone 4 that many of you wish you could get your hands on was recently spotted in New York. The folks over at Pocket-lint managed to catch up to a guy who was seen holding and using a white iPhone 4, which currently, is just as hard to spot as a Yeti in a snow storm.

How this guy happened to get a hold of his white iPhone 4 isn’t clear, but there are several ways this could have happened. He may have gotten it from someone at Apple that he knows, he may work at Apple, or this could be a clever iPhone 4 makeover.

Regardless of how it happened this white iPhone 4 is definitely eye-catching. However, according to this white iPhone 4 owner color matching during manufacturing at Apple’s two suppliers is the reason you are not seeing this phone in your local Apple store.

Due to these manufacturing problems Apple isn’t able to get the white glass front and white plastic home button to color match. This problem is probably a huge affront to Steve Jobs who known to be a big perfectionist. Jobs would definitely want the same uniform color on the device.

Great huh? I don’t know about you, but I’ll make an assumption that many of you won’t care if the Home button is slightly darker or lighter than the rest of the iPhone. I’d also go so far as to say many of you might not even notice.

Click the source link below for more images of the elusive white iPhone 4.

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David W. MartinDavid W. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the industry as a programmer, systems and business analyst, author, and consultant. David has written for CNET's iPhoneatlas.com, MacLife.com, CultofMac.com, BYTE.com and recently for aNewDoman.net. He comes to Cult of Mac's website with deep knowledge and passion for the all things Apple. Follow David on Twitter @david_w_martin or see what he's up to now at davidwmartin.com.

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