White iPhone 4 Is Thicker Than Black Model – Case Manufacturers Pissed.

Posted in iPhone on 29/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan


So, now that Apple finally released the white iPhone 4, we can finally put it all to bed. Wrong!

We waited nearly a year for the white iPhone 4 to become a reality and in that time the only difference, or so we presumed, between a black iPhone 4 and a white iPhone 4 would be the color.

The white iPhone 4 is measured at 9.5mm making it .2mm thicker than its black counterpart.

The additional thickness is probably down to additional UV protection to prevent color distortion from occurring. But either way, the added thickness has thrown a spanner in the works for case manufacturers since their existing cases for the black iPhone 4 may not fit the white iPhone 4.

So, it’s official… the white iPhone 4 is phat!

Will case manufacturers update their existing cases to fit the white iPhone 4?

White iPhone 4 owners wil also need to make sure the case they are purchasing will fit the larger sized iPhone 4.

(Via Engadget)


Cormac Moylan

Cormac is the head honcho behind MacTrast. Based in Cork, Ireland, his first foray into the Apple world was way back in 2006 when he purchased an iMac followed by a Macbook around 4 weeks later. He currently owns a Macbook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and Apple TV. But he prefers to buy watches. Go figure!