3GS EXACT dimensions as 3G?

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  1. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

    STEVESKI07

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    I just preordered my 3GS. This will be my first iPhone and I'd like to start gathering some accessories for when it gets here. Is it the exact same hardware (size, buttons,etc) as the 3G? As much as I'd like a little change, it would make buying accessories a lot easier if it was the same.
     
  2. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    it is but it weighs just a tad more..
     
  3. matttye macrumors 601

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    I was wondering this too - if a 3g invisibleshield fits the 3gs that will make things much easier for a lot of people.
     
  4. STEVESKI07 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just found this to answer my own question:

    iPhone 3GS:
    Height: 4.5 inches (115.5 mm)
    Width: 2.4 inches (62.1 mm)
    Depth: 0.48 inch (12.3 mm)
    Weight: 4.8 ounces (135 grams)

    iPhone 3G
    Height: 4.5 inches (115.5 mm)
    Width: 2.4 inches (62.1 mm)
    Depth: 0.48 inch (12.3 mm)
    Weight: 4.7 ounces (133 grams)
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    You can be sure Apple would have made a huge song and dance about it if it had been even, say, 0.0025mmm thinner than the previous one.
    :D
     
  6. STEVESKI07 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    haha that is true. but what about camera placement/size? you think that might be slightly different? i'm getting the feeling that part of the idea of this whole release is to keep the exact same casing to cut down on cost, but I can't be sure that they didn't make any slight modifications to the back casing for the camera.
     
  7. Andruw91 macrumors regular

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    I was wondering the same thing. I want to get a Zagg invisibleshield for my first ever iphone to keep it scratch free (Been waiting since November for an iphone to replace my Nextel), but I thought the camera lens might be a different size from the previous one. I doubt anyone knows the answer to this, but if someone does it would be appreciated.
     
  8. macsarethebest macrumors regular

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    The 3gs has EXACTLY the same body as the 3g, and therefor the same camera placement as well. It's a bit late now though, you should look into iPhone 4! ;)
     
  9. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    You do know that this thread is from last year right?
     
  10. cowsrus macrumors 6502

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    and........fail
     

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