White iPhone 4 possible with "miracle painting" tech claims insider

The white iPhone 4 failed to arrive earlier today, but the much-anticipated smartphone variant could well be just around the corner according to a new report. Macotakara claims that Apple's frustration with the white iPhone was over an unreliable painting process which led to excessive numbers of defective models; however, a new system supposedly promises to turn that around.

Exact details on the system are unknown, beyond it apparently being the handiwork of a Japanese company which has created a "miracle painting material" the thickness of which can be more precisely controlled. Exactly when we might see the white iPhone 4 is still unclear, but it looks like Apple hasn't abandoned the concept altogether.

[via CrunchGear]