When it comes to photography, some of the most beautiful around is black and white. The contrast and simplicity makes for some gorgeous shots, but do you need to have an expensive camera to achieve the right effect? Those with iPhones have a few good options that might surprise you.
Mention of the iPhone 4S has reportedly been spotted in AT&T's internal systems, with a leaked screenshot showing a listing for the white version of the smartphone. Listed alongside the existing iPhone 3G and four variants of the iPhone 4 in the image shared with Engadget, there's no technical detail nor anything as telling as a photo of the smartphone itself.
The Apple iPad 2 is one of the most popular tablets by far today and is one of the most popular ones that you can find. The tablet is a very cool device for sure and while it has been here in the states and in other countries for a long time, it is only recently launched in China. The fans of tech in China really wanted the iPad 2 apparently and the white iPhone 4 was just as in demand from Chinese consumers with some stories popping up about fights and near riots.
Apple has apparently modified more than just its color processes in the production of the new white iPhone 4, with new teardowns showing a tweaked main camera lens and a modified proximity sensor. According to MacOtakara, the 5-megapixel camera on the white version of the handset is further recessed than on its black counterpart, potentially to avoid light seepage through the new chassis. Meanwhile, Phil Schiller has taken to Twitter to deny reports that the white iPhone 4 is thicker than the black.
The white iPhone 4 officially went on sale today and we had a lovely hands-on time with it this morning. We even went as far as snapping a shot of it next to a Samsung Galaxy S II. The new color on the iPhone 4 certainly makes it look bright and fresh, but more and more folks are noticing that the white color also makes the iPhone look fat.
It's been a long time since our first hands-on play with the white iPhone 4: all the way back at WWDC 2010, in fact, when the fourth-gen smartphone was brand spanking new and sparkling under Apple's halogens. That triumphant launch paved the way for the black handset with no white accompaniment, the start of an embarrassing series of delays as Apple struggled with untold technical difficulties. Now, April 28, more than ten months since its unveil, the white iPhone 4 has finally gone on sale.
Color goes more than skin deep, at least for the iPhone. Apple has explained some of the challenges that caused delay after delay for the device. Apple had announced plans to make the iPhone 4 in both black and white, and in fact had the white phone on hand at the product announcement, but found the white color a challenge. The color effected the internal components, as well as needing more protection from the sun. The company has said that the modifications they made for the white device will benefit them with the iPad as well.
As predicted, Apple has announced that the white iPhone 4 will finally go on sale this week. The much-anticipated color variant of the iOS smartphone will land in stores from Thursday, April 28, priced at the same $199/$299 as the current, black model. It will be available both as a GSM device for AT&T and international carriers, and a CDMA phone for Verizon Wireless.
Earlier today we reported on what appears to be a prototype white iPhone 4 being auctioned on Ebay, listing at one point at around $3000. The device seemed legit with even the serial number and employee ID visible in the image, which would certainly cause trouble for the developer or whoever got hold of the device in an attempt to off load it. However, checking in now, we see that the listing has been removed. Perhaps, realization set in on what kind of trouble could loom ahead? And why splurge on a possibly buggy prototype when the real deal is only a day away? More early photos of the real thing after the cut.
With the white iPhone 4 expected to go on sale later this week, now's obviously the time to throw any prototypes you might have access to up on eBay. That's just what seems to have happened here, with one hapless developer's white handset going up on the auction site, and promising plenty of trouble for the individual responsible for it.