Over the past several months, several reports have indicated that the upcoming “iPhone 6s” will feature larger dimensions that its predecessor.
The change in width, height, and depth is likely due to several factors, including a change in aluminum being used for the rear shell. The shell may have been thickened to reduce weak spots in the case to address the concerns over bending.
The next-generation iPhone may be slightly thicker in order to fit the technology required to bring Force Touch to the display.
Several photos of the iPhone 6s received by MacRumors show the full measurements of the device. The photos show the iPhone 6s measuring 7.08mm thick, compared to the iPhone 6 which measures in at 6.9mm. On the other hand, the iPhone 6s Plus measures in at 7.3mm thick, while the current iPhone 6 Plus measures in at 7.1mm thick. The measurements are in line with the previous rumours, which forecasted a 0.2mm difference in thickness.
The photos also show an increase in height and width for the iPhone 6s. The height and width of the current generation iPhone 6 measure in at 138.1mm and 67.0mm respectively. In the photos, the height and width of the iPhone 6s measure in at 138.19mm and 67.68mm respectively.
Several case makers, including Spigen, have already announced cases designed specifically for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, suggesting that they are confident that there will be a change in dimensions and these changes will be enough to require a new case.
Apple is set to take the stage next Wednesday, September 9 at the the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for its media event. In addition to new iPhones, the company is also expected to unveil a new Apple TV, the long-rumoured 12-inch iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, and new Apple Watch bands.