iPhone dimension changes

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  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Ok, so we all know that the iphone 3g is slightly wider (but thinner at the edges ;) ) than the OG iphone. BUT I haven't really seen a comprehensive list of all the dimensions (although I have heard people mention that they think the new one is wider)


    So here it is (per wikipedia) :cool:

    Thickness:
    +0.7 mm - Meh, no major news here​
    Width:
    +1.1 mm - Ok, so it is a little wider... Thought so. (maybe to help avoid fingers touching screen when you hold the side?)​
    Length:
    +0.5 mm - Longer too? So I guess it's just bigger all around!​
    Volume
    ???- Kind of hard to calculate because of the thinner edges.. and how much thinner? Supposedly overall volume is smaller.​
    Weight:
    -2 g - So it's actually lighter?? hmm... Perhaps fuel to the 'less volume' fire..​

    Basically this just proves that the new iphone is bigger in each dimension. But negligible I suppose. The width is the only thing that will be noticable.
     
  2. bubbagumpshrimp macrumors 6502

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    Wow, i didn't realize it was going to be a larger phone. I wonder if it will be even noticeable in its size difference.
     
  3. yode macrumors 6502

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    Considering a pen cap weighs 1 gram, i'd say 2 grams is nothing...
     
  4. buccsmf1 macrumors 6502

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    the phone is definitely wider. it was clear from just looking at the pictures that the bezel was larger.i still dont like the look of the extra room but you do make a good point that it could help stop you from accidentally touching the screen when holding it.
     
  5. Mad Mac Maniac thread starter macrumors 601

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    My guess would be that if you've owned an iphone for the past year and use it every day you'd be able to notice the difference. Like feel the difference in your hand (mostly from the width and the edges).

    but I don't think the occasional user will really notice
     
  6. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    This measurements are so small, you will not notice any size difference really. The screen is what will give its new shape away, but besides that:

    It's .02 inches thicker.

    It's .04 inches wider.


    The increase is thinner than a dime.
     
  7. jrbdmb macrumors 6502

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    Cases?

    So what's the opinion on here about using 2G cases on a 3G iPhone? I don't have a 2G, but intend to get a 3G on the 11th and want to have a case waiting for it. I know that molded plastic/metal cases are out, but I'm hoping that a 2G leather flip case (ex. Marware CEO Premiere) will hold the 3G OK. Any thoughts?
     
  8. Mad Mac Maniac thread starter macrumors 601

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    As for the fitted casing, your guess is as good as mine. I would think it will go on, but just not quite fit right (tight it some places, loose in others). plus with the added proximity sensors it might be kinda dodgy.

    I would imagine that a leather flip case wouldn't be much of an issue. The are VERY similar in size
     
  9. yode macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing a case like that would be OK (not a perfect fit), but other cases that are structured towards the form of the original iphone will not fit
     
  10. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Well, there is one way to calculate...someone's gotta sacrifice their 3G iPhone and drop it in water XD.
     
  11. Paul S macrumors regular

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    EDIT: (Just one thing. :D)

    .5 mm - 1.1 mm is nothing. If I handed you a 2g and 3g phone, you wouldn't be able to tell which is which unless you compared them side by side (or on top of each other). Technically, according to the figures above, it's bigger, but at those tiny measurements, who cares?
     
  12. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    iPhone version 1 measurements:
    Height:
    115.0 mm
    Width:
    61.0 mm
    Depth:
    11.6 mm

    iPhone 3G measurements:
    Height:
    115.5 mm
    Width:
    62.1 mm
    Depth:
    12.3 mm
     
  13. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    Change in dimensions will be completely unnoticeable. It will feel smaller because of the thinner edges.
     
  14. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    the width increase makes the iphone look like the ipod touch, which is wider on the sides, just in case you want to know what it will look like. they are using the same panel, personally i like the extra black space on the sides of the touch so i think this is nice.
     
  15. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    OH MY GOD!!!!! It's a whole millimeter wider?!?!?! Run for the hills!!!!
     
  16. yode macrumors 6502

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    RUNNN FOOOOOR YOUUR LIIIIVEEEES!!!
     
  17. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    I never owned an iPhone...but it looks the same size to me.

    I'd love to see a side by side comparison pic
     
  18. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    Why not actually read the original post, stating that the differences are within 1mm on all sides?
     
  19. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    Heh. Maiden.
     
  20. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    Just large enough the 1st gen cases won't fit. Clever.
     

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