Could the iPhone 5S be thicker?

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  1. Cody21, Mar 6, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013

    macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2012
    Knoxville, TN
    I've been reading a few rumors regarding the iPhone 5S and been seeing "upgraded camera" pop up in a lot of them. If they indeed go up in megapixels or use a better sensor, do you all think the thickness, or lack-thereof, could slightly increase or could Apple have found a sensor that would allow it to stay thin?

    Here is a paragraph that Rene Ritchie wrote from iMore on some info he received: "Sources familiar with the plans have told iMore that the iPhone 5S does indeed have the same basic design as the iPhone 5, with a more advanced processor and an improved camera. With the iPhone 5, Apple made the casing thinner but managed to keep essentially the same, if not slightly better, overall quality. Given the dimensions, or lack-thereof, that in-and-of itself was a feat of engineering. With the iPhone 5S, the aim is to once again raise the bar in terms of iPhone optics, including a much better camera in essentially the same casing. No huge surprises there, given the past history of S-class iPhones."

    I might be just me, but it seems as if he's poking around that maybe it'll be thicker. And here is the link to the full story:
  2. macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
  3. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Doubt it. They seem to be getting thinner and thinner, not thicker.
  4. macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2013
    Nope. iPhone seem to be getting thinner and thinner, not thicker, just like iPhone4s to iPhone5. And most of people like thin idevice.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    Unless Apple want to include something hugely ambitious and new(like the iPad 3), it'll remain thinner. That's not to say that a thinner iPhone cannot have something huge and new, but if hey incorporate something that just can't be possible in a thin body
  6. macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    Wish they would. Have the same 4 inch screen with the iPhone 4S thickness to accommodate a larger battery and a solid feel again. ;)
  7. macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2012
    Yeah I luv i5 the way it is and Apple wont go thicker as per me for sure !!
  8. macrumors 65816

    Dec 20, 2011
    Sadness for the people who equate "quality" with weight and thickness lol...

    If you need a device to be heavy and thick for you to think it is well made, get a big thick case and add some lead tape to the back before you put the phone in it.

    VOILA: "Quality"....
  9. macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2013
    Nah, what will see with the 5S is more evolution of the iPhone5. Internals, Camera, and iOS 7.
  10. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Stop going gaga over a "better camera." Yeah-yeah, is gonna get a bigger sensor, and firmware enhancement, but no matter what they do, it's still a fixed focus, tinny lens.
  11. TG1
    macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    I'd go back to the thickness of the 4/4S if it meant increased battery life.
  12. macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    I'm guessing it will be the same size as the 5.
  13. macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2009
    Could it? Yeah. (Apple did that with the iPad 3). Will it? Probably not.

    Though I would prefer if they did return to the 4/4S thickness to add a slightly bigger battery. I do not mind the thickness/weight of the 4S at all.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2012
    Better camera, fingerprint scanner, better battery, thinner. No way an "S" version gets all that. At least according to CNet.
  15. macrumors 68000

    Aug 11, 2009
    If it is called a 5S, you can be assured, it will be the exact same dimensions. Otherwise, accessory manufacturers would be pissed.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
    I would gladly give up the current iPhones anorexic thinness for a thicker device with a larger battery. This is getting ridiculous. How much thinner can Apple make an iPhone?
  17. macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    U mean like how the 4 and 4s changed the mute switch and all the cases had to b changed? An, apple wouldn't do that to an s model
  18. macrumors 68000

    Aug 11, 2009
    There were no dimension changes on the 4S. And Apple surely wishes they didn't make that slight change as it caused lots of issues. Keeping it the same dimension is also effective for manufacturing. Like the 4S, it helps them use a lot of the same resources making it much more cost effective.
  19. macrumors 68040

    Jul 2, 2012
    It can't and won't be. Apple always brag about the thinness of every new iPhone, and this would go against their m.o.
  20. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Yes it can.

    Wasn't the iPhone 4S a little bit thicker than the iPhone 4?

    It depends on what Apple is doing. Hopefully they don't make it thinner though. I don't want it to be too thin.

    (slice your finger off by iPhone 12 :D)
  21. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Probably the same size and shape.
    But I really doubt thicker.
  22. macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    No. The only reason Apple has ever made anything thicker in recent memory was to incorporate the Retina display in the iPad 3. I think Apple will eventually be making these things thinner in minuscule amounts, but don't count on the portable devices getting thicker. The whole point of the Lightning connector was to make everything smaller.
  23. macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2013
    I do not think, As for Apple's product, the 5S would not be thicker, the thinner i guess, to the customer using habit, it is not convenient if it is heavy
  24. macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2009
    Fixed focus?
  25. macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    It will be a couple grams heavier.

    That's all.

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