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Consumer Reports: Both black and white Apple iPhone 4 models are exactly the same size

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Consumer Reports: Both black and white Apple iPhone 4 models are exactly the same size
Consumer Reports may have decided not to include the Apple iPhone 4 in its rankings of smartphones because of the left-handed
death-grip, but they did decide to play a part in an ongoing controversy involving the size of the original black unit and the recently released white model. As you might recall, there have been many in the cellphone industry who have come to the conclusion that the white version of the iPhone 4 is .2mm thicker than the black version. Whether or not it is an optical illusion, it does indeed look like the white model has a little more girth than the original unit. As we reported Sunday, Apple's senior vice-president of product marketing, Phil Schiller, said of the white Apple iPhone 4, "It is not thicker, don't believe all the junk that you read."

The not for profit organization figured that no one would get any sleep without knowing the truth. One of the researchers at CR pulled out a caliper from his pocket protector and found out that both phones were .37 inches thick. Cases that Consumer Reports purchased for tests on the device are fitting both phones the same. So despite what some might think, numbers don't lie and the numbers say that both the black and white Apple iPhone 4 models are the same size. Case Closed. Now, you can get some sleep tonight.

source: Consumer Reports via MobileSyrup

Using a caliper, Consumer Reports measured both the white and black Apple iPhone at .37 inches thick

Using a caliper, Consumer Reports measured both the white and black Apple iPhone at .37 inches thick




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posted on 02 May 2011, 17:39 2

1. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Interesting.

posted on 02 May 2011, 17:40 6

2. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Edit: I meant magical :) HAH

posted on 02 May 2011, 17:46 1

3. homineyhominey (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


forced

posted on 02 May 2011, 17:52 2

4. speakdatruth (Posts: 24; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Is this seriously a story even worth posting???????

posted on 02 May 2011, 18:25 5

5. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I'm really glad somebody verified this. My whole world was falling apart.

posted on 02 May 2011, 20:42

7. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Lmao.

posted on 03 May 2011, 07:38 2

15. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


LOL..this is such bullshit..i dont understand why everything that Apple does have to be so Over-Hyped!.its the phone same and ppl shud jus get over it...

But yes..sometime somewhere an Apple Fanboy must definitely hav wet his pants over this issue..haha

posted on 02 May 2011, 19:19 1

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Oh thank god they are, I don't know what I would do of they weren't the same size.

posted on 02 May 2011, 21:34 2

10. DeviantDroid (Posts: 51; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)


I call Bullshit Apple...

posted on 02 May 2011, 21:53

11. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


the world we know is not the same it was before. mobile phone will cause the next world war

posted on 02 May 2011, 23:12 1

12. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Did it take CR to say that its the same size for us to know that they are the same size? Geez...

posted on 02 May 2011, 23:37

13. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


OmG!!! but to make sure ima get a new one!!!

posted on 03 May 2011, 05:23

14. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Good to know and cheap to find out. Its a good story because people are making such a big deal about this. And actually if they were a different size that would matter. I bet the pencil test one used an after market whit adon.

posted on 03 May 2011, 08:01

16. ihaveabettercaliperbutnoiphone (unregistered)


The caliper in the picture looks shaky at best if it is even able to register the 0.2mm difference...

posted on 03 May 2011, 10:53 1

17. skymitch89 (Posts: 1042; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I think that if the white iPhone 4 looks thicker (I haven't looked at it yet), it might be because "black is more sliming". At least from what I've heard black is more sliming.

posted on 03 May 2011, 15:35

18. lbto (unregistered)


That's funny because I have a friend at apple that told me some cases do not fit on the white iphone4 that fit on the original one.

posted on 03 May 2011, 22:41

19. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 84; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)


ok...yeah...because .2mm would cause that much of a difference....divide a millimeter by 5 and then take that 5th of a millimeter and add it to the thickness of something and tell me it causes a cases not to fit it....bull

posted on 03 May 2011, 22:41

20. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 84; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)


i cant believe people got their panties in a twist over 1/5 of a millimeter...the naked eye could barely even make that out

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