Rumour: iPhone 6S Set to be Thicker Than iPhone 6

By James O Malley on at

The iPhone 6S may buck the trend of ever-thinner iPhones and will be a little fatter, according to new leaked images.

The leak was obtained by veteran leaker @OnLeaks in a weird promotional tie-up with USwitch. The latter posted this video showing CAD-designs of the new phone to YouTube:

According to Cult of Mac the 6S - which is what we see above - will be 7.1mm thick - 0.2mm thicker than the 6, leaving room for redesigned innards. Conversely, the larger 6S Plus will be just 7mm thick - 0.1mm thinner than last year's 6 Plus.

Related: Everything We Know About the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus So Far

The speculation is that the extra thickness could be to either stop the camera from poking out a little on the back - or to make the device tougher, in order to avoid a repeat of the "bendgate" fiasco that plagued the launch of the iPhone 6 last year.

This tallies with what we've heard of Apple's next phones - which we expect to look almost identical on the outside, whilst accommodating more significant changes on the inside.

 

We're expecting the 6S to be formally announced by Apple early next month - with release following a couple of weeks later. [Cult of Mac]