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3 years ago

Yes, your case will probably still fit the 0.2mm thicker white iPhone 4

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Yes, your case will probably still fit the 0.2mm thicker white iPhone 4

Looks like the white iPhone 4 is roughly 0.2mm thicker than the black iPhone 4 released 10 month ago -- roughly 9.3mm to 9.5mm. MacRumors had this up earlier today, and I noticed it when my trusty Case Mate Barely There case barely fit on my new white iPhone 4. In fact, it fit like my old black iPhone 4 did back when it had BodyGuardz front and back. It still went in, but it was a much closer, almost too close fit compared to the black iPhone 4.

Apple's iPhone 4 spec page lists only 9.3mm as the depth for the iPhone 4, with no breakdown or difference given for the white iPhone 4. Whether the extra thickness has to do with opacity, a layer of UV protection, or something else is unknown.

I tried out a bunch of different cases and those that were just a tiny bit loose on the black iPhone 4 fit perfectly on the white iPhone 4 (like the CaseMate Chrome) while those that just fit the black iPhone 4 were just a tiny bit too tight (like the aforementioned Barely There). Given manufacturing tolerances, that might vary on a case by case basis as well.

Since the white iPhone 4 has the same antenna as the black iPhone 4, people in low signal areas with big watery man-hands are absolutely still going to want a case of some sort.

Here's what I've had a chance to test so far:

I'll update the list as I test more cases, and if you've tried any on your white iPhone, let us know how they fit for you.

Pictures of our measurements, taken at three points on both sides of a July 2010 black iPhone 4 and April 2011 white iPhone 4, after the break!

[MacRumors]

UPDATE: Apple's SVP of marketing, Phil Schiller, has denied any difference via a Twitter DM. [9to5Mac]

UPDATE 2: Consumer reports also claims to have measured both iPhone 4 colors and found no difference in thickness. [Consumer Reports]

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3 years ago

White iPhone gallery

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White iPhone gallery

And here's the white iPhone 4 gallery, also 10 months in the making. We've got it side-by-side with the black iPhone 4, focusing on whatever little details and differences we could find. There looks to be an almost translucent edging around every seem. The proximity sensor is white-free, and while my black iPhone 4 (bought back in July) shows no sign of it, my white iPhone 4 has bright, visible light coming out of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Check it all out in full on gallery glory after the break!

Update: Added white iPhone 4 vs. white iPhone 3GS pics

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3 years ago

Where in the world is the TiPb Facebook page? [Updated]

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Where in the world is the TiPb Facebook page? [Updated]

We'd like to know that as well. Late last night we were sent a very brief notice by Facebook saying they were removing the TiPb page. Nothing by way of specific explanation, no attempt to address any concerns, nothing. Just whoosh, another page annihilated.

We say "another" because it looks like we're not alone. Ars Technica's page is gone to, as are the pages for several other technology and gadget sites.

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3 years ago

Apple updates MobileMe control panel for Windows, improves Outlook reliability issues

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Apple updates MobileMe control panel for Windows, improves Outlook reliability issues

Apple has released an update to its MobileMe control panel specifically for Windows machines. The update (Version 1.6.6) is aimed at Outlook users who have been experiencing problems syncing their calendars with the MobileMe web app calendar.

The new update fixes issues and improves reliability for the new MobileMe Calendar in Outlook.

If you have been experiencing any problems with MobileMe and Outlook on your Windows PC recently, make sure you download the update!

[Apple Support via 9to5Mac]

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3 years ago

White iPhone 4 unboxing

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White iPhone 4 unboxing

Witness the unboxing 10 months in the making -- the white iPhone 4 is finally here and we want to take it out for a test drive. First we need to unbox it. We need our gadget pr0n.

So sit back, relax, hit play and watch as TiPb goes white.

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3 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, April 28

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, April 28

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Galaxy on Fire 2: Join Keith in an intergalactic trek of exploration, pirates, space battles, weird aliens and romance. Big update brings new DLC content available via in-app purchase and much more! [$9.99 - iTunes link]

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3 years ago

White iPhone 4 - From the Forums

White iPhone 4 - From the Forums

The once mythical white iPhone has finally arrived and TiPb forums are a great place to talk, commiserate, celebrate, get help, and offer advice to your fellow iPhone users. In order to create a new thread of your own or reply to any of the existing threads, you must be a registered member. Becoming a member is easy and free so if you haven’t already, head on over and register now!

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3 years ago

White iPhone 4 shipping in 3-5 business days

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White iPhone 4 shipping in 3-5 business days

As promised the white iPhone 4 finally showed up on Apple online last night and is currently available with a 3-5 business day shipping estimate (as opposed to the mere 24hrs for the black iPhone 4). Apple might be prioritizing current stock for Apple Retail, carrier stores and resellers like Best Buy so anyone heading out to get one today doesn't come home disappointed.

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3 years ago

Daily Tip: How to watch the Royal Wedding live on your iPhone, iPad

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Daily Tip: How to watch the Royal Wedding live on your iPhone, iPad

Wondering how to watch the Royal Wedding on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? The Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton takes place on Friday April 29 at Westminster Abbey, London, England. The event will have huge interest around the world. The problem is, what are you going to do if you want to see it all, but can’t get in front of a television? Well as long as you have your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and a reliable data connection; that’s all you’re going to need. There are a couple of options, read on and we will tell you all you need to know to enjoy the big day!

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3 years ago

Will Apple’s cloud storage and streaming services be known as iCloud?

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Will Apple’s cloud storage and streaming services be known as iCloud?

According to a report by GigaOM, Apple could be shelling out around $4.5 million to buy the domain name iCloud.com, potentially for the long rumored music locker/streaming service. The icloud domain was recently owned by another company that used the name for an online storage service. It has just re-branded its service to CloudMe.

When you visit icloud.com it currently redirects to the new domain cloudme.com but shows a banner informing customers of its re-brand from icloud to cloudme!

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