Leaked Pictures Indicate Slight Increase Size Of iPhone 6s
Recently iPhone 6s size leaked pictures and reports have been indicate that the upcoming next-generation iPhones will be slightly thicker, wider and taller than the existing iPhones.
The expected increase could be caused by several factors including a change in the aluminum being used for the shell, thickening of weak spots in the case to help address concerns over bending, and new support for Force Touch functionality in the display. The size increase is expected to be only a fraction of a millimeter in each dimension, making it virtually unnoticeable to users and allowing most iPhone 6 accessories to continue to work with the iPhone 6s.
The leaked images show that the iPhone 6s will be 7.08 mm thick, an increase of 0.2 mm from the 6.9 mm thick iPhone 6. The thickness of the iPhone 6s Plus will also increase from 7.1 mm to 7.3 mm. As mentioned above this 0.2 mm increase in thickness matches up perfectly with previous reports claiming that the new iPhones will be thicker due to a slightly thicker display panel thanks to the inclusion of Force Touch and a slightly thicker aluminium series 7000 shell.
The photos below also reveal that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus will be wider and taller than their predecessors by nearly 1 mm. The new photos also reveal slight increases for the height and width of the iPhone 6s, with the device measuring 138.19 mm tall and 67.68 mm wide, compared to 138.1 mm and 67.0 mm for the corresponding measurements on the iPhone 6. However, there is no indication on whether the iPhone 6s Plus will also see a similar increase in its width and height specs as iPhone 6s.
The slight increase in dimensions should not pose any compatibility issues with most of the existing cases for the iPhone 6, though some tight-fitting cases might not fit on the iPhone 6s.
It will be interesting to see if Apple acknowledges the slight increase in dimensions of the new iPhones when it unveils them next week on media event. The company will itroduce the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus on September 9 on event that is becoming increasingly jam-packed with unveilings of a new Apple TV, the long-rumored iPad Pro, and a thinner iPad mini 4.