Apple iPhone 7s and 7s Plus dimensions leak may be bad news for current case owners

Apple iPhone 7s and 7s Plus dimensions leak may be bad news for current case owners
It is understandable that the vast majority of leaks and rumors so far have been focused on the shiny new iPhone 8 concept, but some news are slowly starting to trickle down about the eventual iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, too. Apple should be unveiling three handsets - one unorthodox iPhone 8 to hint at where the phone maker is going, and two more legacy-oriented upgrades that are meant to satisfy those used to the current hardware paradigm.

Today's portion of iPhone 7s rumors corroborates previous speculation that it will be slightly thicker than the iPhone 7, mostly because the new edition should have a glass, instead of aluminum, chassis. We've heard that all new iPhones should arrive with glass housing, aimed to facilitate wireless charging, and now there is a "trusted and reliable source" who has disclosed the exact dimensions of the new 7s and 7s Plus, claiming that they will be slightly less compact than their predecessors.

The iPhone 7s will eventually clock in at 138.44 mm x 67.26 mm x 7.21 mm, so it will be thicker than the iPhone 7 at 7.1 mm, while the iPhone 7s Plus is said to come at 158.37 mm x 78.1 mm x 7.41 mm, against the current iPhone 7 Plus 7.3mm thickness. The difference in size is pretty negligible in terms of width and height, so the current cases might fit with a bit of stretching, but the increased thickness of the glass chassis might be a problem, yet we won't know for sure before Apple hits the stage come September 12th.

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iPhone 8
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1821 mAh(14h talk time)



1. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Being able to reuse a case is a bonus only, most new models require a new case nothing really new here.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Except the 7S isn't anew model. Its gonna be basically the same with a rotated camera

2. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

People who are able to afford an iPhone, can easily afford a case. Another iSheep post by iPhonearena.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Also in related news, for current 5s users you may not use your current phone case to the new iPhone 6. You have to buy a brand new one.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple is the only OEM that could tap into accessories sales with their made for iPhone initiative. Not even Samsung could pull off this one.

5. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

It makes them more money to do this... No sense in making it that easy for you to just swap.

6. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

I have no problems with thick phones, but would that be all the change in the design?

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