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Apple's Phil Schiller Denies Reports That The White iPhone Is Thicker

Reports that claimed the new White iPhone 4 being thicker than its sibling have been dismissed as untrue by Phil Schiller, the senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Apple.

Earlier, buyers and experts said that the White iPhone 4 is thicker than the black version of the device by at least 0.2mm.

The official page (opens in new tab)for the product on the other hand claims its dimensions to be 4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches (height x width x depth), while the weight stands at 4.8 ounces (137 gram).

Reacting to these rumors, Phil Schiller said that observers’ assumptions regarding the size of the device are wrong and appealed to potential buyers not to believe in them.

“It is not thicker, don’t believe all the junk that you read," read a post by Schiller on his Twitter account while replying to a customer’s query, CNET (opens in new tab)reports.

The possible difference in thickness is small, but it isn't trivial. Anyone who uses a case designed for the original iPhone would have trouble fitting the white iPhone into the same case if it is actually larger. The difference in size would also make it harder for third-party manufacturers to create one-size-fits-all accessories.

In online images that put the two phones side by side, the white iPhone certainly appears to be thicker.