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Consumer Reports: White iPhone 4 Not Thicker Than Black Version



Over the weekend, Apple’s senior vice president Phil Schiller sent a Twitter Direct Message to a 9to5Mac reader stating very plainly that the white iPhone 4 is not thicker than the black version of the device and that the reader should not “believe all the junk that you read.”

White iPhone 4 vs. Black iPhone 4

Today, Consumer Reports has posted some evidence that seems to indicate that Schiller is correct, even though we’re seen evidence to the contrary. Consumer Reports tested both devices using a pair of high-quality calipers and found that the black and the white versions of the iPhone 4 both checked out with the same thickness,0 .37 inches. So what’s the deal here?

As BGR points out, it probably has to do with poor quality control from Apple and its manufacturers and not a difference in design.

The white iPhone 4 finally went on sale last week around the world, 10 months after the launch of the iPhone 4. Apple explained that making the white iPhone 4 was challenging for reasons other than just making the phone white.



  1. Jack Bean

    05/02/2011 at 5:11 pm

    Ha ha, just shows you that black is slimming (without being thinner). Ask any woman.

  2. GTaylor

    05/02/2011 at 7:31 pm

    This information isn’t significant enough for me to believe.

    • Anonymous

      05/03/2011 at 2:56 am

      Doubter. :-)

  3. Dbroncofan

    05/03/2011 at 5:51 am

    Oh yes it is! I compared my new white iPhone 4 to my husbands black iPhone 4. The white one is thicker than the black one.

  4. Anonymous

    05/03/2011 at 8:53 pm

    uhmmm…. it’s possible that there may be more than one of each of these.

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