So, officially, the thinnest iPhone ever was the now 4-year-old iPhone 6. But here’s another curious thing — the new iPhones grew as well. So, while last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were 0.28 in (7.1 mm) and 0.29 in (7.3 mm) in thickness respectively, this year’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are 0.29 in (7.3 mm) and 0.30 in (7.5 mm) respectively. Wha-a-at?
It’s fine, guys, it’s all good! In fact, for years, the smartphone-loving community has been chanting the opinion that we don’t need to go thinner, we’d rather have bigger batteries, right? Well, it looks like we just might get tha… oh, darn it!
But here’s an interesting thing — the iPhone X is thicker than both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. It measures at 7.7 mm (0.30-ish inches), making it thicker than the 6-year-old iPhone 5. So, it’s official, we guess — Apple has put a stop on the “race for thin”, at least for the time being.