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Consumer Reports: White iPhone 4 Is Not Thicker

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With the launch of the white iPhone 4, reports of the device being slightly thicker than its black counterpart made headlines. Savvy users compared the two devices side by side which revealed the white iPhone 4 being a little thicker.

Days later, Apple VP of Worldwide Marketing indicated that the white iPhone 4 was not thicker than the black model. So who to believe?!

Consumer Reports has now chimed in with their own analysis. The group’s report indicates that the black and white iPhone 4 are exactly 0.37 inches thick. In other words, both colors of iPhone are the same thickness.

Consumer Reports also tested three cases and said all three fit properly.

What do you think? Is the white iPhone 4 thicker than the black model?

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  • Anonymous

    Honestly, does it really matter? A micrometer doesn’t lie. The “debate” is over. Move on with your lives Citizens.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, does it really matter? A micrometer doesn’t lie. The “debate” is over. Move on with your lives Citizens.

  • Anonymous

    This thicknessgate is awful.

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  • Anonymous

    Who cares!

  • Drocass

    So what I saw at the apple store and pictures on here was a figment of my imagination eh? Wow I got to figure out what’s making me trip lol.

    I agree with some other people on here, either way it doesn’t really matter to much. Also white iPhone looks like it’s make out of cheap plastic from afar like a Nintendo DS lol so it won’t affect me what so ever 😛

  • Well it does matter to people who bought cases that have issues now. Its probably not a huge deal. and as you see they measured near the home button and not the edges. What i think is that they don’t have the consistent manufacturing that they have with the black phone, so there probably is variability in each phone. Personally i think holding the white phone til now was a smart move, because it peaked interest in a color that wasn’t popular before.

  • Anonymous

    So, you think there isn’t an edge near the home button? Because it sure looks like there is to me.

  • Jack_the_ripper

    Yes it probably was a figment of your imagination!, have you never seen an optical illusion before. Specifically the one where It shows parrallel black and white lines and the white ones appear to be thicker for some reason but they are actually the exact same thickness as the black lines.

  • Nowhere

    its an optical illusion, the white appears bigger than it is. go to http://www.jimloy.com/puzz/illusion.htm and read #3!!!

  • Drocass

    How dose that explain my own eyes at the apple store 😛

  • Hear, hear! Especially the SAME micrometer used at virtually the same time. Of course, in order to be completely rigorous with the scientific method, you really should do about a thousand observations, then write up a paper complete with methodology, tools and sampling methods, and a large body of data, get it refereed and published in The Journal of Extremely Small Points, then have at least three other labs confirm your observations and methodology in papers of their own, published in other august journals of hair-splitting and last wordisms. Then we could truly say that the devices are the same thickness, regardless of colour.

    Sounds like a really good use of someone’s time!

  • Anonymous

    There are a few people on this site that seem to have that kind of free time. Just sayin’

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  • Jack_the_ripper

    Lol omg, did you not even read what I said. Again I’ll repeat. Have you never seen an optical illusion using black and white lines? White lines always appear thicker. Yes that does explain what you “seen with your own eyes” did you have a micrometer or a vernier caliper with you at the apple store, I don’t think so! Do you have super human accuracy with your eyesight, I don’t thinks so. The proof is pretty clear in the photo posted above on this thread. 0.370 inches thick on both Black & White models.

  • Drocass

    What can I say, I trust my own eyes over the words of another. I
    believe what I believe 😛 right or wrong that my choice and right 😉

    Either way is this really worth even debating over? Same size,
    slightly larger dose it really matter? Lets lay this to rest shall
    we? More important areas of interest now 🙂

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