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

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

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iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)



1. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011


2. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Edit: I meant magical :) HAH

3. homineyhominey

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 10, 2011


4. speakdatruth

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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

5. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

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

7. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009


15. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 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


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

10. DeviantDroid

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 28, 2011

I call Bullshit Apple...

11. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

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

12. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

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

13. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

14. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

16. ihaveabettercaliperbutnoiphone unregistered

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

17. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

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.

19. ChrisTheTechGuy

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 04, 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

20. ChrisTheTechGuy

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 04, 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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