iPhones Have Become Thicker Since 2014, But Thinner Samsung Displays May Break the Trend Next Year

While this can be a not unusual trust that iPhones have turn out to be thinner and thinner over the years, when Apple may well be protecting them the similar dimension and together with better and longer-lasting batteries, the reverse is right if truth be told.


As discussed on Reddit, iPhones have step by step turn out to be thicker since 2014, capped off via the iPhone XR, the thickest style since the iPhone 4s in 2011:

  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: 6.9mm and 7.1mm
  • iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus: 7.1mm and 7.3mm
  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: 7.1mm and 7.3mm
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: 7.3mm and 7.5mm
  • iPhone X: 7.7mm
  • iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max: 7.7mm
  • iPhone XR: 8.3mm

The pattern would possibly come to an finish subsequent 12 months, on the other hand, as Korean web page ETNews [Translated] studies that 2019 iPhones may well be thinner and lighter because of Apple adopting Samsung-designed OLED show tech known as Y-OCTA, which integrates the typically-separate touch-screen layer into the show panel itself.

There’s a great opportunity the relief in thickness may well be negligible, on the other hand, as the show panel is already an overly skinny element. The larger merit for Apple is also decreased prices, as the document claims that the Y-OCTA presentations are more economical to fabricate, decreasing the iPhone’s invoice of fabrics.

Last week, tech analyst Anne Lee of Japanese analysis company Nomura stated 2019 iPhones will “most likely have the similar shape components” as the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, together with frame dimension and presentations. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects iPhone display screen sizes to stay 5.8-inches, 6.1-inches, and 6.5-inches in 2019.

Beyond that, rumors counsel no less than one 2019 iPhone can have a triple-lens rear-facing digicam, whilst all three new fashions are anticipated to characteristic enhanced Face ID. And in June, the infamous DigiTimes made the daring prediction that 2019 iPhones will characteristic USB-C like the 2018 iPad Pro.

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