After German carriers leaked the release date of the new iPhone 6s
again, a German accessory seller is now reconfirming the rumor that Apple's upcoming iPhone will be thicker than the iPhone 6
, despite keeping an almost identical outward appearance.
We first glimpsed at exactly how much thicker would the iPhone 6s
be from leaked schematics
, showing a 7.1mm chassis, instead of the 6.9mm girth we have now on the iPhone 6
. It didn't look like much at the time, but the e-tailer Arctis is now showing that it may take brand new cases to wrap your iPhone 6s, compared to what comes for the iPhone 6, unless your existing case doesn't fit as snuggly as quality wrappers do.
Given the rumors 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. Another possible screen-related reason is the Force Touch layer that the new iPhone would allegedly incorporate
, distinguishing between a light tap, and a full press, like on the Apple Watch
Alternatively, this might be due to the expected higher camera resolution, if the 12 MP module that is rumored
has more girth than the current protruding 8 MP thingy on the back of the iPhone 6. In any case, if Apple exits the exclusive sub-7mm club with the iPhone 6s, it could be also for the sake of a larger battery, and that would be a trade off worth taking. Check out the thicker cases, allegedly made for the iPhone 6s, in the slideshow below.