Apple May Release Slimmer iPhone by 2025 in 'Major Redesign'

By Jose Resurreccion

May 18, 2024 12:46 AM EDT

Apple May Release Slimmer iPhone by 2025 in 'Major Redesign'
iPhones are displayed at an Apple store on March 21, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.
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There are speculations that global mobile tech giant Apple would be developing a slimmer iPhone design for a 2025 launch. 

Five people knowledgeable about the matter anonymously told The Information, which first reported on the matter Friday (May 17), that the thinner iPhone could be launched alongside the iPhone 17 in September 2025.

The project, which the sources internally called "D23," was said to be a "major redesign" which would cost more than the current iPhone Pro Max. 

Apple is yet to launch its iPhone 16 lineup this year, which is expected to happen this September.

Business Insider reported that the rumors of a slimmer iPhone began when 9to5Mac revealed a research note from Jeff Pu, an analyst from Hong Kong-based investment firm Haitong earlier this month.

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Differences on New, Slimmer iPhones

According to the rumors, the slimmer iPhone's display would measure between the standard iPhone size of 6.12 inches (15.55 cm) diagonally and the larger 6.69 inches (16.99 cm) normally seen on Pro Max models.

The sources also told The Information that the prospective new and slimmer iPhone would have its back camera located at the top center of the phone and not on the top left as most iPhones. 

On the other hand, Apple launched its new iPad Pro at its "Let Loose" event on May 7, where it claimed that the latest iteration of the tablet was thinner than an iPod Nano at 5.1 mm. 

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