The new iPhone 6s may end up thicker than the iPhone 6, leaked schematics reveal

According to new leaked schematics, allegedly depicting the dimensions for the upcoming next iPhone 6s, the phone will be slightly thicker than the current, 6.9mm iPhone 6 edition. If the showing here holds water when the new iPhone is announced, then it could be due to several reasons, and hopefully it will be because the iPhone 6s will house a larger battery. Given the rumors, however, that Apple's screen suppliers are having issues making enough in-cell touch screens for the alleged higher screen resolution of the iPhone 6s, the new handset could arrive with a slightly thicker lamination, which would explain an eventual 0.2mm move...
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7. alouden unregistered

Hey, maybe the extra thickness will result in the loss of the camera bump that no one likes. This seems like a good thing all around.

10. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Good Step.Now Increase the battery capacity.

15. Iodine

Posts: 1474; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

No please no ! Make it wider, narower, curved, oval, heavy as lead, with three screens, with dual lens bumps, with smaller battery, without the home button, headphone Jack or put in a snapdragon... But please for the goodness sake ! Don't make it thicker !!!! Don't make me wait another year for a thinner/same thickness iPhone ! Reduce the battery size or kick out force touch if you can't get it thinner!

23. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

So you would rather want thinner phone than better battery life? lol

29. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I think that was a joke...

45. applefanboylol

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

The dudes an iDiot..

20. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

The extra thickness could lead to a bigger battery and it may get rid of that ugly camera hump. Sounds like a win-win to me.

24. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

what? but didn't apple say that noone would like a thicker iPhone? :O what if the battery is actually larger because of the thicker size? apple also said noone would like a phone with a bigger battery, because then it will be heavier.

26. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

he also said more costly and will take longer to charge.

38. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol even if it did have a bigger battery, it's not going to be noticeable or might even regress. The iPad Air 2 battery life is worse than the iPad Air.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30898; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The announcement should be on 9-08-15. We'll see wassup then.

34. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The current iPhone is too thin if you ask me. The added thickness of this year's model can only be a good thing for iPhone users. It's probably to house a larger battery.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Or maybe the higher garde of metal is thicker to help prevent it from bending. Or maybe Apple put a magnesium plate in the casing to help it not bend and that si why it is thicker.

42. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Taking into account the severely high burning temperature of magnesium (Which is very flammable), I would not want a phone with half of its exterior made out of the substance in my pants pocket.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30898; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'd gladly sacrifice thinness for more battery.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So you think a 1MM thicker phone will have a bigger battery? How about the fact the S6 is 6.8MM thin and has a bigger battery. Maybe Apple should invest in actually buying a bigger battery that will fit the case since they do exist, instead of buying cheap outdated relic capacities.

40. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Like I said before, Apple has the resources to literally do what they want and 7.1mm is plenty thin. However, there are some major issues here that no one should be okay with. 1. If they went 6.9 mm before, they shouldn't give their consumers 6.9mm and then make the, use 7.1mm. If last tears model was 7.1mm and thus year stayed the same it would be fine but it thickness and size should never regress, especially considering the reason for thus regression.. 2. Force touch is some useless s**t and extra thickness for that is so not worth it. The only thing I would consider a decent compromise for the extra thickness is maybe a 1080p screen. Definitely not force touch.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

None of the things you mention are anything that should force the device to be thicker. Others have gone from 400p all the way to 1440p and their device have gotten thinner with no problem. If Samsung can fit a 2500MAH battery into a shell that is 6.8MM thick, than Apple can too and so can any other OEM. Force Touch I wont say is useless, its just not innovative because its been done before. Force Touch has been available on large displays for years. bring it to a small display is not an innovation, its just a lame evolution. With $200BN I expect they could offer more. Offer more than a 13MP camera, offer more than Force Touch, offer more than 2.1MP on the front, over a much bigger battery, more CPU power so they include things like full multi-tasking and their has to be a way we can theme the UI on the fly even if it require reloading SpringBoard. I want the iPhone to be better because for what it costs it should be. After all, if you spend $40,000 for a car, you expect it should be better than one costing $30,000.

49. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Slightly thicker, that's a good thing because I find that the current iPhone is to damn thin.
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