White iPhone 4 Thicker Than Black iPhone 4

White iPhone 4

Apple’s white iPhone 4 finally arrived today. Other than the color, it looks exactly like the black iPhone 4. However, it comes with a slightly modified proximity sensor.

It looks like there is another difference. The white iPhone 4 is also slightly thicker than the black iPhone 4.

MacRumors reports that one of their readers noticed it when the white iPhone 4 didn’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.

Ryan Cash of MarketCircle also noticed the slight difference in thickness:

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.

You can checkout the images below, which shows that the white iPhone 4 is slightly thicker than the black one:

[Ryan Cash’s blog via MacRumors]

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  • Grateful Person

    White is for douchebags!!!

    • BGR Factor

      Douchebags with white sunglasses n a fox racing sticker on the back window of their truck…

    • Lavender

      At a total guess, I’d say the white materials needed to be thicker to maintain opacity and colour tone consistency.

  • J

    sucks for case manufacturers and those who are going to get the white one and then find out the cases out there now don’t fit.

  • duston

    the 3G and 3Gs were a touch different and the cases worked fine lol, and the picture looks like it’s 0.8 mm thicker ahah

  • Maxil

    Hey guys.. Let call the white iPhone 4 as PHAT iPhone 4. Haha! Black iPhone 4 user are so lucky.

  • Thomas

    Douchebags my ass!!

  • Fingers21

    Hhmm, no longer all on the worlds thinnest smartphone!!!

  • Matt777

    Hmmm the white one slightly thicker than the black one eh? That’s what she said! lol

  • Kwopau

    haha…Black is better. Well white one is okay too but I prefer black all the way. Unless they have metallic blue then I may consider.

  • PasserBy


  • idroid7

    looks like old stevie is u to no good again, personally i think they should have scrub that launch….lol

  • fas

    That is shocking quality control by Apple.

  • mohgui

    you all got pwned by Apple…

  • lspiehler

    Modified proximity sensor? Didn’t apple say the proximity sensor issue could be fixed with a software update? This explains why none of firmware updates actually fixed the problem.

  • Terrell

    Hmm my white one doesn’t seem thicker and it fits in my case just fine..

    • ceskapica

      Yeah of course, your iPhone is different than this one :D:D:D oh man

    • nik

      then your case wasn’t fitting correctly on your black iphone4.

  • Whites 4 Douches

    Who actually gives a fuck!!!

  • Iphone Hacker


  • Drewxb08

    My white iPhone 4 fit fine in my case I used for my black iPhone 4……

  • Alex

    The black iphone in the photo is a verizon iphone and the white iphone is an at&t iphone. Could this be a factor in the discussion as well? Perhaps?

  • TFS

    white iphone is not thicker than the black iphone look it up, its been measured with a micrometer and they are identical!