I would never recommend going on a first date and calling your date a fatty. And never mention to your girlfriend/wife that it looks like she’s put on a few pounds unless you are hoping to spend a month sleeping on the couch.
However when a phone starts to pack it on, it’s important to point out the extra bulk. That’s exactly what we are dealing with when it comes to the White iPhone 4. With the phone now out and in the hands of happy customers for the past 24 hours or so, it has come to light that the Moby iPhone is a full 2mm thicker than its black counterpart.
While that may not seem like much, it is enough to drive 3rd party iPhone accessories manufacturers crazy. That extra 2mm is going to make quite a few snap on and slider iPhone 4 cases too snug to fit on the white version.
Apple has been less than forthcoming about the size difference. On their official website, there is a disclaimer explaining how the final specs may or may not be altered by the manufacturing process. It appears that alterations are exactly what happened.
Executive with the Cupertino, CA based company revealed that the reason for the 10 month delay was due to manufacturing problems and extra layer of UV protection needed to be added to the phone to ensure that all sensors functioned properly. That extra layer of UV protection appears to be about 2mm thick, and is likely to create a lot of frustration from customers looking to protect a phone that they had to wait nearly a year for.