Without a doubt, one of the coolest cell phone accessories on the iPhone 4 is the camera. The thing produces some stunning photos. As it turns out, that same camera is indirectly the reason why the White iPhone 4 has been delayed by more than 6 months.
According to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, the white paint used in initial production was translucent enough to allow the light from the flash to leak to the light sensor, causing photos to look as though they had been shot through plastic wrap.
That’s a fairly good reason to delay a phone’s release, although you would figure that the engineers at Apple would have realized this would be a problem given the fact that the back of the iPhone is made of glass.
Based on that information, this clever iPhone 4 modification might not be all that clever. Essentially a guy took apart his phone and used paint thinner to take off the black paint, thus making his phone completely translucent. If white paint made the iPhone’s camera take lousy pictures, having a completely translucent backing must make them completely washed out. But it does look cool.