The new iPhone 6S is reportedly thicker than the iPhone 6, but not enough.
Apple's obsession with making things thin has reached a peak in the iPhone 6. Apple was even willing to compromise on the design to go with the iPhone 6 to a thinness of 6.9mm. As a result Apple design aficionados have to live with a protruding camera lens.
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The iPhone 6S is thicker according to a MacRumors report. The increase is though minimal. Apple only adds 0.2mm. The reason for the increase is likely to be found in the Force Touch screen. The increase will not fix the protruding camera lens.
To make things worse, Sony just showed Apple how its done with the new Xperia Z5. The top of the line Z5 Premium featuring the world's first 4K smartphone display and a 23MP camera has no protruding camera lens. The backside of the Z5 is completely flat. It is stunning. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is 7.8mm thick. This is only 0.7mm more than the iPhone 6S.
I am gladly taking an iPhone 6S that is 0.9mm thicker than the iPhone 6 to get a smooth backside like Apple offered on the iPhone 5. Sony went a bit too far making the Z5 Premium as shiny as a mirror, but they got the basics right.
Sony also managed to make the antenna isolations lines extremely thin and only visible on the side. There are no lines on the backside of the Z5.
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Apple will unveil the new iPhone 6S next week. There will be no surprise. Most iPhone 6S parts have leaked. Fans of minimalist design will have to wait for the iPhone 7, when Jonathan Ive is hopefully fixing the iPhone 6S flaws.