Knock off parts blamed for camera flaw on white iPhone 4

Grace Robinson
4 February, 2011
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Poor clone parts have potentially discredited claims that the yet-to-be launched white iPhone 4 was riddled with problems.

Camera issues that resulted in ‘blown out’ photos were first identified as a flaw caused by the white design. Now it seems that cheaply made clone parts are to blame, reports Macnn.

Problems with a light bleed effect and the proximity sensor have been linked to a clone lens cover that fails to shield outside light and was missing a silver fol over the proximity sensor.

Buyers are advised to look for several clues in order to identify a fake lens cover, including: the main colour, brush pattern and lettering on the part. An authentic lens cover is said to maintain water tension, perfectly capturing the image of a water droplet, whereas a fake will see the water spread.

There are also claims that the consistency of paint from Apple’s original supplier could be a factor, proposing Japaense technique to provide the solution.

While Apple has issued no statement to confirm problems, fakes or suggested cures the white model has been scheduled for release in late March, so presumably, these issues will be addressed before then.

Image via Antiuser licensed under Wikimedia Commons

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