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post #11 of 81
I wonder...if it's the same hardware...why is it thicker? So manufacturers have to create an entirely new overpriced hard case for users to shell out for.
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post #12 of 81
thicker glass so when you put it down it doesn't smash
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post #13 of 81
Here's why it's thicker.

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1. The white paint for the new iPhone 4 required a different game plan. The white iPhone’s case did not insulate the its camera’s flash and leaked light when taking photos, according to reports. White iPhone 4 parts also caused some issues with the phone’s proximity sensor, which disables the screen when talking on the phone so owners don’t accidentally hang up, according to Apple’s Steve Wozniak.

2. The white iPhone needed additional protection from external light sources. Any light leaking into the phone could disrupt the iPhone 4’s screen and make the image less clear, which would be a sore point for Apple because it touts its “retina display” as one of the best smartphone displays in the business.
http://www.freakgeeks.com/2011/6051/...lack-iphone-4/
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post #14 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guswut View Post
Besides that, it's not that big of an issue. They'll just need to make cases for the new phone, and hey, they make more money then, so everyone wins, right? Well, except the consumer. Whoo!
Not really sure how this hurts the consumer at all. If anything it's going to piss off aftermarket case manufacturers.
 
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post #15 of 81
Molding it wrong.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
i still fail to comprehend how changing the color of the plastic could cause so many problems.
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Originally Posted by sbeast View Post
i still fail to comprehend how changing the color of the plastic could cause so many problems.
Black absorbs all light, white reflects all light, and considering all the light dependent sensors, it does make sense.
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post #18 of 81
i still think this is way more of a headache than it should be.
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post #19 of 81
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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post

Thank you for being one of the only people on this forum to not give their two cents but, rather, give facts.

Not that I care, but everytime an Apple thread comes up, it seems like everyone just bashes for the sake of bashing. Let's all whine about not getting our white iPhone, then when it finally comes out (a couple mm's thicker) let's complain about it and make a bunch of old jokes!

This seems to be an ongoing concern with this forum, not just about Apple, but about most generic tech topics.

/rant


Back on topic, I could see how this would be annoying for hard cases, but shouldn't be any kind of an issue for people with soft cases or bumpers.
    
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*rant*
Say what you will, but any company deserves some hard time for a failure this big.
    
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