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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:29 PM   #76
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This is pretty cool, since it means we can measure how thick color is.

As far as light goes, where black is the absence of all color, white is the presence of all colors.

Clearly, this means all those extra colors in white are making the phone thicker.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:30 PM   #77
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Someone will make a case. Do you think these established companies want some newjack to come in and steal their entire market? Once you buy a case and like it, you typically stay with that company for your next one. Businesses would rather make money instead of making points.
There is not a huge market for the white iPhone and there may not be that much money to be made. Yes, a smaller case manufacturer may come out with something, but not somebody like Speck or Incase. Considering the delay of the white iphone and the iPhone 5 that many are waiting for, how many of these things are going to be sold? I just don't think a large case maker is going to find it economical to make a new case (if necessary), with the iPhone 5 potentially coming in the summer.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:30 PM   #78
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I really dont get how people are not seeing this in the photo...its blatantly obvious that its bigger. Take a look at my 'digitally enhanced' (HA!) version:


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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:30 PM   #79
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I can tell you from first hand experience many of the knock off conversion kits have a slightly thicker battery door which causes issues with certain cases - mostly hard ones, like snap on back covers or sliders.

They simply don't fit. They're just a hair off due to the thicker door.

I've also seen some white doors which are fine and fit with all cases.

Not saying these pics aren't of the Apple iPhone 4 or not......
Agreed. This is what I was saying (or trying to) in my earlier post. That many of the existing replacement backplates out there are just ever so slightly thicker than the stock black battery door, and therefore mess up the fit of quite a few cases. I know most of the aluminum "sandwich" design cases I use (where front and back pieces screw together) won't fit at all if the battery door is even a hair thicker, due to the precise measurements those cases are made to.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:31 PM   #80
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"A colleague of mine just picked up a 16 GB iPhone 4 in white. I was a bit surprised when I picked it up off his desk (I had my black 32 GB in my other hand at the same time) – it immediately felt thicker."

LOL, that's absolutely ridiculous.

Also, why is everyone feeling so sorry for the case makers...like Apple is screwing them over? It's not their responsibility to cater to the case makers.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:31 PM   #81
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Maybe you should have a look at the rest of the comparison photos.
I just did that, and loaded one of them into Photoshop for a little measurement. Here is what I got:

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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:32 PM   #82
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Yeah, yeah, it's nice and it's nice to have it after all the waiting...


but will it blend?
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:33 PM   #83
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Agreed. This is what I was saying (or trying to) in my earlier post. That many of the existing replacement backplates out there are just ever so slightly thicker than the stock black battery door, and therefore mess up the fit of quite a few cases. I know most of the aluminum "sandwich" design cases I use (where front and back pieces screw together) won't fit at all if the battery door is even a hair thicker, due to the precise measurements those cases are made to.
Exactly.

So either these pics are of a conversion kit white iPhone or these kits in fact followed the same specs of the Apple white door - which is slightly bigger too.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:34 PM   #84
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I just did that, and loaded one of them into Photoshop for a little measurement. Here is what I got:

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That ones not really too accurate due to the camera angle...its on a slope.

Also just run this through myself.

I get 79.2 on the White iPhone and 78.9 on the black. Given that I also had to level the image that sounds about right. Theres no way you can call your or my results accurate from a wonky photo however as photoshop attempts to enhance an image when rotating to level, thus distorting the original.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:35 PM   #85
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1mm thicker, but the 30 or so people voting negatively are waaaaayyy thicker, and that rating system on the front page is colossally thick... and it's not enough that pretty much everyone hates that rating system, now we even have a rating system for posts... talk about anal retentiveness...
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:35 PM   #86
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Question ?

Everyone here seemed to have bought the black iphone 4 and now are buying the white iphone 4? I think that is stupid, why not just wait for iphone 5????

Plus, you buy a white iphone then putting a case on it? lol, why not just buy a white case for your black phone?

Sorry, I love apple products but these complains and (no offense) re-buyers of a $299+ product just for a color change is ridiculous. Plus is anyone out of contract yet? So you are renewing your contract and paying $299+ for old technology. This gives all us other apple enthusiasts a bad name (as being people without any common sense).

How many are waiting for the 'nano colored' one????
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:36 PM   #87
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That ones not really too accurate due to the camera angle...its on a slope.
It was on a slope. I used a guide line in Photoshop and rotated the original photo 0.9 degrees CCW to remove the slope. Check my photo vs. the original.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:37 PM   #88
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I really dont get how people are not seeing this in the photo...its blatantly obvious that its bigger. Take a look at my 'digitally enhanced' (HA!) version:

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Your arrow is pointing at the back edge of the phone because it's slightly raised.

If you zoom in on the photo your can also tell the white iPhone is maybe quarter of a mm further forward. It's only a pixel or two on the photo.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:38 PM   #89
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If I can't get my hand around it, then it's a deal breaker for me....
You are holding it wrong.

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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:38 PM   #90
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This is THE most retarded thread EVER hahaha
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:39 PM   #91
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It was on a slope. I used a guide line in Photoshop and rotated the original photo 0.9 degrees CCW to remove the slope. Check my photo vs. the original.
(Updated my post, not sure if you saw it)

Photoshop will enhance/correct photos when levelling so by rotating it you are distorting the image, thus making the results invalid. Its simply not possible to get an accurate result on an image you've had to distort.

Either way, this is a pointless argument/analysis as its impossible to tell without being able to physically put a few iPhones from different batches together to get a real physical comparison.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:40 PM   #92
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Exactly.

So either these pics are of a conversion kit white iPhone or these kits in fact followed the same specs of the Apple white door - which is slightly bigger too.
I could now see it being either of these two possibilities. Originally I just chalked it up to the aftermarket stuff being cheaply made and not being manufactured to precise measurements, but if the Apple white OEM parts are in fact thicker, it's obvious these aftermarket makers already somehow knew of the increase in thickness, and were following those specs (and have been for quite some time now).
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Confirmed by another OEM white iPhone owner.

https://twitter.com/mrkrazy1870/stat...19171464249344
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:41 PM   #94
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I have both the white and black 32gb iPhone 4's next to me now. How anyone can say one feels immediately thicker than the other is beyond me lol.
That's what I thought.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:41 PM   #95
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lol @ everyone that waited for the white iphone...
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:41 PM   #96
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Of course, another possibility is that the black iPhone has become thinner due to abrasion from everyday use.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:41 PM   #97
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Boom.

White iPhone still looks pretty good, in my opinion.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:42 PM   #98
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Confirmed by another OEM white iPhone owner.

https://twitter.com/mrkrazy1870/stat...19171464249344
Then the aftermarket replacement back manufacturers have actually known all along. Ha! And I thought my yellow and white backs were thicker (and wouldn't fit with all my cases) because they were cheap.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:42 PM   #99
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"A colleague of mine just picked up a 16 GB iPhone 4 in white. I was a bit surprised when I picked it up off his desk (I had my black 32 GB in my other hand at the same time) it immediately felt thicker."

LOL, that's absolutely ridiculous.

Also, why is everyone feeling so sorry for the case makers...like Apple is screwing them over? It's not their responsibility to cater to the case makers.
I completely agree. No one can pick something up and "immediately" tell that it's 0.25 mm thicker than another object. I call BS.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 04:43 PM   #100
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Case!?

So you've waited this long for the white iPhone 4, then you put it in the case!? ROFL!
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