White iPhone 4 Comes with Improved Proximity Sensor and Reception [Video]

Finallty, after ten months of delay the white iPhone 4 goes on sale. Did you ever wonder why it took Apple ten months to produce the white iPhone 4, which finally goes on sale tomorrow? According to The Wall Street Journal's Mobilized blog, white iPhones need UV protection. Author Ina Fried interviewed both Apple's boss […]

Finallty, after ten months of delay the white iPhone 4 goes on sale. Did you ever wonder why it took Apple ten months to produce the white iPhone 4, which finally goes on sale tomorrow? According to The Wall Street Journal's Mobilized blog, white iPhones need UV protection. Author Ina Fried interviewed both Apple's boss Steve Jobs and marketing honcho Phil Schiller. The latter said:

It was challenging. It's not as simple as making something white. There's a lot more that goes into both the material science of it--how it holds up over time…but also in how it all works with the sensors.

And here's from Jobs:

We obviously think about this in a generic way because you have a white iPad.

The white iPhone 4 rocks a tweaked proximity sensor and slightly improved reception -- if the non-scientific tests conducted by Italian-language site iSpazio are to be believed.

The video below claims that the white iPhone 4 model will automatically turn off its display when it detects an object such as your face or finger from a relatively larger distance compared to the black model which reacts to just nudging the face of the sensor.

As for the white iPhone 4 antenna performance, they noticed "a slight improvement" but it's not conclusive. Another video belwo: