Leaked iPhone 7s dimensions are bad news for your wallet

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iPhone 7s dimensions
iPhone 7s is taller, wider, and thicker than iPhone 7.
Photo: TechnoBuffalo

iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus might be more affordable than the swankier iPhone 8, but it certainly won’t be cheap upgrades. If you were hoping to hold onto all the accessories you have already purchased for iPhone 7, you can think again.

Leaked schematics for both devices suggest all your existing cases might not fit.

iPhone 7s and 7s Plus are expected to look almost identical to their predecessors, but with glass back panels as opposed to aluminum unibodies. This will enable them to charge wirelessly like the iPhone 8 so you won’t have to worry about flimsy Lightning cables anymore.

The design change and additional components mean the upgrades will be slightly taller, wider, and thicker than their predecessors, according to a “trusted and reliable source” for TechnoBuffalo. Here’s how the models compare:

iPhone 7 iPhone 7s
Height 138.3 138.44
Width 67.1 67.26
Depth 7.1 7.21
iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7s Plus
Height 158.2 158.37
Width 77.9 78.1
Depth 7.3 7.41

Again, they’re very slight changes, which you probably won’t even notice in your hand. But if you attempt to put one of the new devices into a tight-fitting iPhone 7 case, like a firm plastic shell, there’s a chance it won’t fit properly.

This could explain why Apple has been phasing out certain iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accessories. A number of cases in certain color options are no longer available to purchase from its online store, which suggests new cases for its next-generation devices will be coming.