updated 11:00 pm EDT, Thu April 28, 2011
Could be a factor for tight-fitting skins, cases
The extra UV coating -- or possibly other factors -- have made the white model of the iPhone 4 ever so slightly thicker than the black model, several sources have found. Both MacRumors and TiPB tested the two models and discovered that the white model was approximately 0.2mm (eight one-thousandths of an inch) thicker, raising the possibility that a few of the most form-fitting cases designed for the black iPhone 4 will be too tight for the white model.
Both sites report that this should be a non-issue for the vast majority of cases out there, as most are made of flexible material with slight amounts of "give" or not manufactured to such fine tolerances in the first place. Almost all the cases tested seemed to work fine with both models, but both sites found at least one that wouldn't work with the thicker white model: an Incase "slider" style case wouldn't fit, while a Mobi Metal Back was described as "too tight." [photo via TiPB]