White iPhone 4 coming soon, Wozniak says

The now infamous white edition of Apple's iPhone 4 is coming soon according to the company's co-founder, Steve Wozniak.

Appearing on The Engadget Show earlier today, Stephen 'Woz' Wozniak confirmed earlier reports that a problem with the way the white parts were painted was the factor behind the continual delay of the iPhone 4, but says the company has now rectified the problem.

He says he acquired some of the parts for the white iPhone from a teenager online, who had somehow managed to remove them from the production facility at Foxconn, the company who manufacture the iPhones for Apple. When placed on his iPhone 4, he too discovered pictures taken with a flash were washed out and looked terrible thanks to some light leakage problems.

But now, Wozniak says the Cupertino-based technology giant has now managed to resolve the problem, saying he expects to see the white iPhone 4 available to the public very soon. He also confirmed he'll be getting a black edition of the iPhone 4 on Verizon when it launches next week for those not already a Verizon customer. He'll also acquire a white one as well when it too becomes available to complement his iPhone 4 on AT&T.

In recent weeks speculation has been increasing that the white iPhone 4 was on its way, following the addition of the information for the white coloured iPhone to a number of carrier databases around the world. Apple has previously said the white iPhone will become available sometime in Spring, after pushing back the launch earlier last year.

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