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The futuristic iPhone X is actually thicker than the iPhone 5

The futuristic iPhone X is actually thicker than the iPhone 5

Back in the day, Apple was known for making each new iteration of their products thinner — the laptops, the iPods, iPhones, and iPads. However, there's only so far you can go with the currently available tech and, for the past few years, Apple's iDevices haven't been getting skinnier. In fact, the lowest the iPhones went was with the iPhone 6, which reached a profile of 0.27 in (6.9 mm). The next year, Apple introduced 3D Touch and the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus grew by 0.2 mm or roughly 0.01 inch.

So, officially, the thinnest iPhone ever was the now 4-year-old iPhone 6. But here's another curious thing — the new iPhones grew as well. So, while last year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were 0.28 in (7.1 mm) and 0.29 in (7.3 mm) in thickness respectively, this year's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are 0.29 in (7.3 mm) and 0.30 in (7.5 mm) respectively. Wha-a-at?

It's fine, guys, it's all good! In fact, for years, the smartphone-loving community has been chanting the opinion that we don't need to go thinner, we'd rather have bigger batteries, right? Well, it looks like we just might get tha... oh, darn it!

Phone modelBattery capacity
iPhone 61,810 mAh
iPhone 6 Plus2,915 mAh
iPhone 6s1,715 mAh
iPhone 6s Plus2,750 mAh
iPhone 71,960 mAh
iPhone 7 Plus2,900 mAh
iPhone 81,821 mAh
iPhone 8 Plus2,675 mAh

Now, on to the burning question — how is the iPhone X doing? Well, Apple's phone of the future is said to be able to last 2 hours longer than the “regular” iPhone. Early leaks have said that the X will employ an L-shaped battery for increased capacity, but there's no official info out there to tell us how much that capacity would be yet. We guess we'll have to wait a couple of months.

But here's an interesting thing — the iPhone X is thicker than both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. It measures at 7.7 mm (0.30-ish inches), making it thicker than the 6-year-old iPhone 5. So, it's official, we guess — Apple has put a stop on the “race for thin”, at least for the time being.

The futuristic iPhone X is actually thicker than the iPhone 5

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posted on 14 Sep 2017, 06:36 1

1. thetruthhasbeenspoken (Posts: 38; Member since: 02 May 2017)


Ye and the sky is blue. So what?

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 06:39 11

2. kiko007 (Posts: 5678; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Actually the sky technically isn't blue. Just throwing that out there (I get your point though).

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 06:44 1

3. Iodine (Posts: 1414; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


iPhone 6 thin big battery
6S got 3D touch - a ton more weight, thicker and smaller battery
7 preserved the formfactor - added a bigger battery and lover weight and better internals
now iphone 8 got wireless charging - a ton more weight, thicker amd smaller battery.

It's kind of glaring how similar the addition of 3D touch is to the adition of wireles charge from enginering standpoint - just need to squeze another layer of tech in there.

Thankfully don't think there is something that will require such kind of formfactor change again, and things should settle down the iPhone 7 route - not so much thinner big battery and less weight.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 07:05 7

4. YeahYeah (Posts: 60; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


what is futuristic about this phone PA?

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 07:07 11

7. TerryD (Posts: 166; Member since: 09 May 2017)


The fact that you cant get it yet but will be able to in the future?

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 07:51 6

11. Acdc1a (Posts: 366; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)


In fairness you can get a phone that does more and costs less right now.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 08:14

12. Podrick (Posts: 1156; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


ROFL!

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 08:31 1

14. YeahYeah (Posts: 60; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


Well sir.. I own Galaxy S8.. I don't need or want an iPhone x.. In the future i will get Note 10 or S10..

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 11:06 1

17. TerryD (Posts: 166; Member since: 09 May 2017)


Galaxy S9, even more futuristic!

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 13:43 1

21. nottolate (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Jun 2014)


Absolutely nothing.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 07:05 8

5. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1338; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


Futuristic..... Really.... They finally caught up with Samsung /Android.. Now they are futuristic. The pull up notifications is Android in reverse by crackberry. Screen by Samsung so what's so futuristic. You guys kill me I finally can say iPhone arena.

By the way the review on the Note's screen Is way off based on another site's evaluation. When you go outside with auto brightness it gets extremely bright.

Adaptive display by Samsung now coined another new invention by Apple.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/9to5google.com/2017/08/28/samsung-galaxy-note-8-display-test-brightness/amp/#ampshare=https://9to5google.com/2017/08/28/samsung-galaxy-note-8-display-test-brightness/

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 08:31 4

13. bucknassty (Posts: 191; Member since: 24 Mar 2017)


to be HDR-10 compliant i thought you had to reach at least 1000 nits?

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 11:53 1

19. Carlitos (Posts: 567; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


That's what I thought as well

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 13:50

22. nottolate (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Jun 2014)


They haven't caught up they are still at least 4 years behind. No QHD, no IR blaster, no FM radio. Bezels meant to deceive the buyer into thinking Its edge to edge when it is not. I could go on. Does it even have video stereo audio recording and audio zoom? Its not flagship material

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 07:06 1

6. pecapello (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)


2.675 mah on the iPhone 8 Plus ? Are you kidding me ? I mean.... 2.675 mah !!!!!!!!!

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 07:23 1

8. drunkenjay (Posts: 1101; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


bigger battery doesn't mean its better. its also a sacrifice for wireless charging.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 07:28

10. Scott93274 (Posts: 5539; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


That's literally the only thing the iPhone X does that I'm jealous of. But you are right, also, the phone is supposed to last longer than previous models so they can get away with a smaller capacity battery if it means that they were able to make the device overall more efficient... unless their battery sucked on previous models, which I cannot account for.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 13:59

23. nottolate (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Jun 2014)


Bigger battery does mean better. My V10 testifies to that. I put a bigger battery in it anytime I want and it lasts and last while other phones go dead. What good is a dead phone?

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 12:24 2

20. sissy246 (Posts: 4218; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


And sheep made fun of the smaller battery in the note 8
iPhone 8 and 8+ both got smaller batteries, oh yeah it apple so that's fine.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 07:26

9. Scott93274 (Posts: 5539; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Hey! Apple must have finally received the memo, thinness isn't everything! Right on. Though the difference is hardly noticeable.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 08:47 5

15. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 254; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


I am finally done with this website.
1. iPhone X futuristic - Note 8 & S8's are just good looking phones.
2. iPhone 8 & 8+ "Familiar beautiful design" even after 4 years - Note 8 is nothing special, just a rehashed S8+ with a SPen just in 6 months even though there are noticeable differences.
Hypocrisy at worst. when will you learn PA? really not acceptable.. :(

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 09:56 3

16. bucknassty (Posts: 191; Member since: 24 Mar 2017)


they call sony stale for using the same design language, but iphone is just perfect...

watch when all iphones go the way of the X, they will backtrack and say iphone 8 was the same boring safe design as the 6

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 11:07 1

18. TerryD (Posts: 166; Member since: 09 May 2017)


Tell you what though, compared to other iPhones the X is really futuristic

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 15:39

24. Xilam (Posts: 212; Member since: 20 Jul 2017)


Are those measurements considering the camera bump, or without. If without - I consider it moot!!! You're phone is as thick as the camera bump, period!

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 21:39 1

25. MaryPoopins (Posts: 218; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


People still think the iPhoneX is bezel-less?
There's about 0.5cms between the edge of the screen and the phat side of the phone :/
Visual trickery (well done) is all it is.
The screen to body ratio tells you all.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 22:09

26. lightyears (Posts: 52; Member since: 24 Aug 2015)


Futuristic????

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