Resolved One iPhone 7 noticeably heavier than another

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  1. TimeoutMister macrumors newbie

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    My wife and I both have matte black 128GB Verizon sevens. I picked up her phone last night after having just put mine down and noticed hers was noticeably lighter. She thought I was being an OCD freak, as I tend to be, but when I had her compare she noticed it too.

    Unfortunately I don't have a kitchen scale that can accurately measure grams to confirm my suspicions. Wondering if anyone else has noticed this and what could cause these variations?
     
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    There is no way one phone weighs more than another. It's simply impossible. Unless your comparing a iphone 7 vs a iPhone 7+ :)
     
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    Unless you got the limited edition Unapologetic Cast Iron model by mistake, I can't see how that would be the case.
     
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    In my personal experience the temperature of the phone makes a difference: I thought the same when unboxing a 7 and comparing it to the one in my pocket - the one fresh out the box was freezing cold which made it seem heavier for some reason. Maybe this had something to do with it.
     
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    Chinese workers hide a "help me" message inside the phone written on a solid piece of gold. Open to find out.
     
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    OP, your phone probably has more videos/photos/apps than your wife's phone. That explains why your phone is heavier. :D
     
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    Yours probably has more files, photos, videos, etc. saved on it, so it's heavier.
     
  12. noobinator macrumors 601

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    A mb of used space weighs more than a mb of empty space.
     
  13. Smoothie macrumors 6502

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    Apple uses helium as part of the waterproofing process. They probably forgot to purge the helium from the lighter phone. When you speak into it, does your voice have a higher pitch?
     
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    .....and a lot of "Heavy Metal Music"

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    There shouldn't be a difference in weight if you both have the exact same model. Why would there be?
     
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    You may be on to something.... GET THE DRILL!
     
  18. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    One phone has the real sapphire camera lens.
     
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    I don't know if that's what OP had in mind when he started it, but this thread is quite funny! :)
     
  20. TimeoutMister thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol, I would think I was crazy too.

    But now I have to know. Ordered a scale that can measure in .1 gram increments. I'll post results on Saturday when it arrives. The truth is out there! ;)
     
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    Do you both have the same service provider? It strikes me as at least possible that the Sprint/Verizon modem might weigh slightly more or less than the AT&T/T-Mobile modem.
     
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    What's funny is that the state of charge DOES very slightly vary the mass of the battery.

    Of course, you're not going to be able to measure this weight variation with a kitchen scale, and the mass of dust settling on the iPhone while charging is probably greater than it.

    https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=7+watt-hours+in+grams
     
  23. shez macrumors member

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    Can I get a bit of what you and your wife been smoking
     
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    Same memory? My work Silver Verizon iPhone 6 with 16gb weighs less than my personal space gray AT&T iPhone 6 with 64gb. I've weighed them.
     
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