The new Apple iPhone 5 has been announced, and at 7.6mm thin, it’s said to be “the world’s thinnest smartphone.” We’d like to congratulate Apple on its amazing achievement, but something just doesn’t seem to add up. Earlier this year, I spent some time with the Huawei Ascend P1, which Huawai claimed was the world’s thinnest smartphone, measuring 6.8mm. I know the Ascend P1 was never released in the US and was probably never a popular device in Europe, but in what world is the 7.6mm thin iPhone 5 thinner than the 6.8mm Ascend P1? Was Apple’s mistake intentional? Probably not, but it does show that they didn’t even take the time to do a quick Google search to see what measurements were needed to be classified as “the world’s thinnest smartphone.”
Better luck next time, Apple!