Will the iPhone 8 be the heaviest iPhone yet?

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Will the iPhone 8 be the heaviest iPhone yet?

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  2. No

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  1. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Well it's unlikely to be heavier or thicker than the original iPhone. So I voted no.
     
  3. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    The weight?...yes, please speculate about this.

    It's a burning question. /* not /
     
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  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt it.
    They usually try to make it lighter each time. I dont think it will be thicker than the current model either.
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    If you get one, you normally get the other. Exceptions to this rule include man-sized portions of cotton candy, or dark matter as big as a thumbnail. :p
     
  7. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    Dark matter could be even heavier within the influence of the as yet undiscovered (or unthoughtof?) dark gravity. :D:p
     
  8. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    It might be the heaviest iPhone,but compared to the first mobile phones,no iPhone is in any way heavy.
    If you need to see what I mean,look up the now obsolete Ericsson NMT 450 phones. Was kind of heavy things.
     
  9. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    I think styrofoam is the exception to the rule.
     
  10. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Two cubic feet of styrofoam will still be heavier then one cubic foot of styrofoam. :)
     
  11. Applejuiced, Jun 13, 2017
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    Yes but if you get 100 pounds of cotton and 100 pounds of steel what one is heavier?
     
  12. epca12 macrumors regular

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    From reports, it sounds like it will be thick and heavy so I think it could be
     
  13. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Nice try. :D
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Why you no answer?
     
  15. montanaco macrumors regular

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    The T H I C C-er the better imo
     
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    Hilarious!!!! If true.

    Thick, but with the camera bulge still present.

    No thanks!
     
  17. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    The heaviest iPhone to date was the 6s+. Since the body will be closer to the size of the non-plus models, I'm going to say no, the iPhone 8 won't be the heaviest ever.
     
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    Not sure why no one has brought this up yet, but the frame is going to be made of steel. For that reason it most definitely will be the heaviest phone since the iPhone 4S. Not sure what the weight was pre-iPhone 5.

    Also, general components would dictate it may be marginally more heavy than previous phones as well. ~15-20% bigger battery due to L shape add-on, which is due to stacked logic board. Other tech additions maybe adding a negligible amount of weight.

    I am also assuming we're ruling out the Plus models, which are bigger and heavier, than the standard models.
     
  19. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    What some are forgetting is that the iPhone 8 is rumored to have a stainless steel body. Regardless of the size difference between the plus variant and the 8 I would expect the 8 to be heavier then the plus if it is indeed made from stainless steel. The iPhone 4 was a heavy phone and that only had to hold a 3.5" screen.
     
  20. LoveToMacRumors thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not to mention glass, which is heavier than aluminium right? o_O
     
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    I'll give you my "standard" answer.
     
  22. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    True! The stainless steel will likely contribute to most of the weight gain though. Haha who knows though, they might pull an Essential phone move and have a frame made from titanium. They had powerbooks in the past made from titanium so they are no stranger to the material.
     
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    I don't care if it's depleted uranium heavy as long as the battery is actually a step forward.
     
  25. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Look if Samsung can do Apple should be able to do it. Apples engineering just sucks sometimes. Take a S8+ apart and see how Samsung did it and re-engineer. The S8+ and iPhone 8 should weigh about the same.
     

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