White iPhone 4S Thickness

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by slackie, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. slackie macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
    Well - the white iPhone 4 was proven to be thicker by a tiny bit.

    Has anyone compared new 4S thickness to the old black and white iPhone 4?
  2. RealJustin macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    Wheres the source? apple has them listed with the same specs... and if it is just "visual" evidence, you know that black and white have very different effects on the eyes.
  3. climber20 macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2011
    My case does noticeably fit a bit more snug on my white 4S compared to my black 4.
  4. Trius macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2008
    If i remember correctly, that was false.... Black and White iPhone 4's are the same thickness.
  5. slackie, Oct 14, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011

    slackie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
    I've been comparing my black iPhone 4 with my colleagues white ones, and we all agree on that the white one is a little thicker. However, this goes for the iPhone 4...

    There are also a lot of image posts on unit comparisons that point out the same conclusion.
  6. slackie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
    I am planning on using one of those tomorrow. Too bad the 4S isn't around for another 14 days (Sweden).
  7. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2008
  8. slackie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
  9. slackie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
  10. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    What practical issues does this cause? The white iPhone 4S could possibly be a hair thicker to account for the coating they put on the white paint to prevent it from yellowing ever.

    The only time you'll ever, ever notice this is when you.....place a piece of mechanical pencil lead on top of two iPhones of opposite color put next to each other.

    This is how apple thinks. It literally does not matter.
  11. slackie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
    The world might come to an end! :D

    Honestly it doesn't matter but it is out of pure curiosity... however the last time it managed to get quite some headlines which states a fact that it does matter to some people =)
  12. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

    Jun 24, 2010
    Glasgow, UK
    I do notice the difference between my black 4 and my white 4S when it comes to my car cradle. It's a much tighter fit on the 4S
  13. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2002
    Fort Myers Florida
    Cases that are really thin do not fit the same on the white iPhone 4S. I know i have one
  14. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Well, they did a test and found out that they were actually the same thickness :confused:
  15. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2009
    Which, 4 or 4S?
  16. ann713 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2008
    Thought this was already discussed to death. Doesn't the white iPhone have a raised outer edge/lip compared to the black iPhone?
  17. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    I just tried to put a screen protector on my wife's white 4S. There's definitely a bigger/thicker lip on the white one compared to all the black 4 and 4S phones I've handled. The screen protector was nearly impossible to get aligned correctly because of the lip. Literally being just a hair off and it wouldn't sit flat. Never had such trouble on all the black ones.
  18. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030


    Jun 23, 2010
    No it wasn't and no it isn't.
  19. SR45 macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011

    Enough said. It's a tad thicker guys. Get over it

    Thanks Carl G35c
  20. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

    Jun 24, 2010
    Glasgow, UK
    OK people, on my desk I have a black iPhone 4 and a white iPhone 4S. To my naked eye, the thickness is identical. I don't, however, have a white 4 to compare them with.

    The weird thing is that my 4S is a much tighter fit in my car kit than my 4 was.
  21. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Some of the newer black iPhone 4's seem to have a more prominent lip; my replacement screen in July did. Actually made it easier to position a screen protector, the one I used must have been a little smaller than yours.
  22. gadget123 macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I would guess the new Iphone 4S white is the same as the other model now as it has a new antenna does it not?

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