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Thicker Apple iPhone 5 in 2011, would you be happy?

Recently we heard how the white iPhone 4 was thicker than the black model by 0.2mm, this is because the white casing originally caused issues for the device’s internal sensors etc therefore a different material had to be used, which got us thinking will the iPhone 5 be thicker?

Usually Apple’s new products are slimmer, lighter and more sleek than the last therefore it would be surprising to see the iPhone 5 arrive and be thicker than the iPhone 4, but with competing high-end smartphones really pushing the boundaries of mobile technology will Apple be able to release a new iPhone with better specs than the last whilst keeping a small form-factor.

To be honest with you we think that the next iPhone will be marginally thinner than the last, we have seen this when we look at the iPad and iPad 2, therefore we know that Apple can squeeze all of the Apple A5 power into a skinny casing, but imagine if they couldn’t do this with the iPhone 5.

As Apple make such a big deal about their products being slimmer, faster and lighter than the last it would be a huge shock to see an overweight-looking iPhone 5 hit the shelves, but would that put you off? Or would you understand that to make it better than the last it had to be thicker? Let us know in the comments section below.

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.



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