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The 2025 iPhone 17 will be thinner than the iPad Air M4

The M4 iPad Pro might hold that title, but not for long. 2025's iPhone 17 will get slimmer, likely thinner than the latest slate

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Each of the latest smartphones packs a new headlining feature. All new tech devices, actually. The recent M4 iPad Pro is Apple’s thinnest device ever at 5.1mm thick – even thinner than the iPod Nano. But the device might not hold that crown for much longer, as we can expect the iPhone 17 to get thinner as well.

According to a report from The Information, Apple is working on making the iPhone 17 “significantly thinner”. It will reportedly be priced higher than the Pro Max model – perhaps as the iPhone Ultra, that’s been rumoured for a while. We can expect the thinner smartphone to arrive in 2025 alongside the iPhone 17.

But just how thin will it get? Currently, the iPhone 15 Pro is 8.25mm thick – which is still pretty slim. With the report mentioning the device getting significantly slimmer, we should expect a big reduction here. With the M4 iPad Pro billed as Apple’s thinnest device at 5.1mm, this is likely a target for Apple to match or beat. A slimmer iPhone makes more sense than a thin iPad, since it’s the device you carry around all the time.

2025 is still a while off, and Apple is testing multiple designs – so things may change. In the meantime, we can look forward to the iPhone 16 arriving later this year. We can expect new camera lenses, a new chipset inside, and maybe even another new button on this upcoming smartphone.

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Connor is a writer for Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website. He has been writing for around seven years now, with writing across the web and in print too. Connor has experience on most major platforms, though does hold a place in his heart for macOS, iOS/iPadOS, electric vehicles, and smartphone tech. Just like everyone else around here, he’s a fan of gadgets of all sorts! Aside from writing, Connor is involved in the startup scene. This exciting involvement puts him at the front of new and exciting tech, always on the lookout for innovating products.

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