The White iPhone Is/Isn't Thicker than the Black iPhone

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At first we thought the white whale iPhone 4 was a fatty fatty fat fat compared to its black counterpart, but now Consumer Reports has whipped out the "lab-quality" calipers and says—gasp!—the two are exactly the same. BUT...

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Engadget says otherwise! Scoffing at CR's scientific caliper test, which found the two colors to be exactly 0.370 inches thick, Engadget deployed the highly scientific "floating straw thing" test, which indicates the white version is a infinitesimally porkier. Is CR using defective calipers? Is Engadget's floaty straw thing bent? Should anyone give a shit? The only answer we can provide is to the last question, and the answer is no. [Consumer Reports and Engadget]

Caliper photo by Terry Sullivan, Consumer Reports

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billpendry
billpendry

"Should anyone give a shit?"

My friend wants a white iPhone, and she wants to put it in an OtterBox case.

According to the OtterBox website (on the product page):

"Not compatible with WHITE iPhone 4. Due to slight changes in the form factor for the white Apple iPhone 4 released this week, the OtterBox Defender Series, Commuter Series and Impact Series cases will not work with this new device."

So yeah, she does give a shit, Sam.