White iPhone 4 Not Thicker than Black Variant; Apple Clarifies

May 2, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A couple of days ago we had brought to you a debate that centered round the thickness of the Apple iPhone 4. While many who had got a chance to lay their hands on the phone for the first time came up with a conclusion that the device was indeed thicker that the earlier black iteration, we now have Apple’s first response. Interestingly, Cupertino has clarified vehemently that the new variant is not thicker than the original at all.

Apple’s Phil Schiller has voiced the company’s response saying that the white variant of the iPhone 4 is not at all thicker in comparison with the previous black model. As soon as the white-hued iPhone 4 was released, the tech press was flooded with comments reporting the difference in dimension.  In fact, folks at 9to5Mac, according to PC Mag, found that Schiller had said thus:

“It is not thicker, don’t believe all the junk that you read.”

The new white case struggled to fit into an Incase slide case, according to MacRumors. After very close scrutiny, it was found out that the new iPhone’s stainless steel surround was slightly thicker than the original version. Precisely, the new model is 0.2 mm thicker than the black original model. The evidence we have clearly shows the white shade version being slightly thicker than the older black version. If it’s difficult to believe, take a look at it yourself (posted alongside).

The blame for the subtle variation in thickness was avowed to the ‘case’ used. The new white case can supposedly resist the heat generated by the mobile and at the same time sustain the white shade from being yellow.

A number of sites have tried out the white iPhone 4 in a range of different cases and apparently it works well with most of them. When you are on your move to pick yours, would you look at the thickness aspect?

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