The latest set of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus photos received by MacRumors confirm what many leaks and reports have been saying for the last few months: the new iPhones will be slightly taller, thicker, and wider than the existing generation iPhones.
The images show that the iPhone 6s will be 7.08 mm thick, an increase of 0.2 mm from the 6.9 mm thick iPhone 6. The thickness of the iPhone 6s Plus will also increase from 7.1 mm to 7.3 mm. The 0.2 mm increase in thickness matches up perfectly with previous reports claiming that the new iPhones will be thicker due to a slightly thicker display panel thanks to the inclusion of Force Touch and a slightly thicker aluminium series 7000 shell.
The photos also reveal that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s will be wider and taller than their predecessors by nearly 1 mm. The iPhone 6s will grow in size to 138.19 mm x 67.68 mm wide, compared to the 138.1 mm and 67 mm dimensions of the iPhone 6. It is unclear if the iPhone 6s Plus will also see a similar increase in its width and height.
The slight increase in dimensions should not pose any compatibility issues with most of the existing cases for the iPhone 6, though some tight-fitting cases might not fit on the iPhone 6s.
It will be interesting to see if Apple acknowledges the slight increase in dimensions of the new iPhones when it unveils them next week on Sept. 9.[Via MacRumors]