White iPhone 4 With Modified Proximity Sensor Release Date – April 27th?

White iPhone 4

After several rumors and speculations, it looks like Apple is all set to launch the white iPhone 4 next week. In fact, one lucky user (who happens to be a Engadget reader) has already got his hands on one, after he was mistakenly given a white iPhone 4 instead of the black one.

Engadget has received photos of the white iPhone 4 from their reader, which he bought at Vodafone UK yesterday.

Engadget reports:

Now, we’ve secured a few images of a 16GB model from a separate source that has seemingly made its way into the hands of one lucky customer (read: bloke) over in Britain.

As the story goes, the carrier’s point-of-sale system rang it up as a black iPhone, and shortly after the sale went down, Voda sent out a notice to halt sale of these gems “until next week.”

If you look at the image carefully, it looks like the white iPhone 4 model comes with a modified proximity sensor, which is interesting as we had thought that Apple had fixed the proximity sensor issue in iOS 4.1 back in September. So we wonder what was the reason for the design change. When iPhone 4 was launched, some users had complained that the “super-sensitive” proximity sensor was causing calls to be unintentionally dialed, hung up or muted without user consent. As you can see in the image above, there is a slot over the earpiece instead of the fine grating seen in the black iPhone 4.

Meanwhile, 9 t0 5 Mac reports that according to their sources, Apple will finally start selling the white iPhone 4 on April 27th.

Let us know if you’re planning to buy one in the comments below.

[via Engadget]