Mood (Ruining) Lighting: The Cause Of The White iPhone 4 Delay Is…

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…Light leakage?

That's the theory being floated by a source close to the manufacturing process: the lower-opacity white back case (coupled with the phone's glass-intensive construction) is causing the display's backlighting to leak out, resulting in a dimmer-than-acceptable display.

It's been pointed out that the HTC EVO also suffers some light leakage; there are also suggestions that the leakage rumor is just a cover for Apple's suspending production in order to implement a fix for the antenna-bezel "death grip" problem.

[Via The Street]