Bye-bye bendgate: iPhone 6s is going to be thicker than predecessor

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The new iPhone could be Apple's biggest yet. Literally.
Photo: uSwitch/@OnLeaks

We already know that, as is usual for incremental iPhone “s” releases, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus won’t differ too much from the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in terms of external design.

However, according to some new CAD design renders from the usually-reliable @OnLeaks, the next-generation iPhone is set to be a little thicker than the current model handsets.

The iPhone 6s will measure 7.1mm thick — 0.2mm thicker than the iPhone 6 — while the iPhone 6s Plus will be 7.mm thick, compared to the 7.1mm iPhone 6 Plus.

While people will likely jump to claim this is to avoid another “bendgate” incident like last year, more likely is the fact that Apple is having to make the iPhone slightly thicker to accommodate the bevy of improvements this year’s model will boast — making it the biggest “s” release Apple has ever made.

Of course, there’s no guarantee this is accurate, although this isn’t the first time we’ve heard similar reports. The images are said to be from the designs Apple sends out to a select few accessory-makers to allow them to build the necessary cases, docks and other accessories to hit shelves around the same time the new iPhone does.

Would a thicker iPhone put you off? Is this another example of non-Steve Jobs focus on design, as with last year’s protruding camera lens? Whatever your thoughts, leave them in the comments box below.

Source: uSwitch