White iPhone 4 Slightly Thicker Than Black iPhone 4 [Updated]

Earlier today, a MacRumors reader notified us that the white iPhone 4 is ever so slightly thicker than the black iPhone 4. It's a small difference, but enough that the white iPhone 4 wouldn't fit in his Incase slider case:

Just picked up the white iPhone 4 and realized it doesn't fit into my Incase slider case. It appears that Apple has increased the size of the plastic that borders the glass on both sides by about 1mm.

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Ryan Cash of Marketcircle discovered the same and noticed it just by picking it up.

A colleague of mine just picked up a 16 GB iPhone 4 in white. I was a bit surprised when I picked it up off his desk (I had my black 32 GB in my other hand at the same time) it immediately felt thicker.

Cash offers some comparison photos (one embedded above) between the white and black iPhone 4 showing the slight difference. The small difference may be enough to affect tight fitting slider cases as evidenced by our reader's experience.

Update: Tipb quantifies the difference at 0.2mm. They tested some cases which seemed fine on both, though only had one slider-design to test.

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Top Rated Comments

Skika Avatar
128 months ago
So you actually get MORE iPhone in the white model.

intradestings
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrono1081 Avatar
128 months ago


The apple two-for-one special - it's UGLY and FAT, and all you have to pay for is ugly.

God the iPhone 4 I'm trying this message on looks so much better than the white one.

I'd be amazed if you could say something non-trollish for once.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stevesbodyguard Avatar
128 months ago
I held one earlier today and it felt .0001 oz. heavier. Perhaps it is just my super human ability to weigh things instantly that told me this....but still....:cool:
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Adidas Addict Avatar
128 months ago


The apple two-for-one special - it's UGLY and FAT, and all you have to pay for is ugly.

God the iPhone 4 I'm trying this message on looks so much better than the white one.

Full of fail.....
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citi Avatar
128 months ago
Sounds like a "who cares?" kind of thing, but that's actually kind of a big deal if it creates case fragmentation. Not good. Hopefully inaccurate.

Case Fragmentation? HAAA! The funniest thing I have read all day.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stukick Avatar
128 months ago
Well, us Apple folk have to find something to bitch about don't we?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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