It’s a dead cert Apple will be lifting the lid on its next iPhone (dubbed by media as the iPhone 6S), but the question is, how different will it be compared to its predecessor the iPhone 6. According to a leaked schematic (see below), it will be thicker than the current iPhone.
The alleged iPhone 6S schematic was leaked by Japanese-speaking Engadget Japan. It shows that the upcoming iPhone will be 7.10 mm thick. The current iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm.
So why will the iPhone 6S be thicker than the iPhone 6? There are several reasons why the Cupertino firm chose to go with a slightly thicker housing. The common consensus is that the new iPhone will house a larger battery to keep the lights on for a long time. Another possibility is the rumoured higher screen resolution, which requires a slightly thicker lamination. Yet another possibility is the inclusion of the rumoured Force Touch (first seen on the Apple Watch) layer, which would also require a slightly thicker screen. Lastly, the iPhone 6S could be thicker than the iPhone 6 due to its rumoured 12-megapixel camera. The current iPhone sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera that protrudes from the back. If an 8-megapixel camera results in a slight bulk, what more if Apple goes for a 12-megapixel sensor.
Whether or not the iPhone 6S will be slightly thicker than the iPhone 6, it still wouldn’t matter since cases for the current iPhone would still fit the new, regardless of the slight increase in thickness.
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