It seems that Apple had to sacrifice a few millimeters this year in order to integrate new features into its iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. If we already knew that the company planned thicker models, this is confirmed today with a new leak relayed by TechBuffalo.
A source deemed reliable by the site detailed the new dimensions of the iPhone to come: 138.44 x 67.26 x 7.21 mm for the 7S model, and 158.37 x 78.10 x 7.41 mm for the 7S Plus. For comparison, the actual dimensions of the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are respectively 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm and 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm.
As you can see, the iPhone 7S are a few millimeters thicker than the current iPhone 7 series. This is explained above all by the addition of new features on the future iPhone of 2017. And of course, this variation in dimensions is also caused by the integration of new materials such as the glass back, which should allow the Apple firm to implement wireless charging.
Although this information is most interesting, nothing indicates for the moment that it is exact. As always, it’s better to take it with tweezers for now while waiting for tomorrow’s keynote.