Originally Posted by Goodspike
Because making the phone thinner is an important to the tech press.
Right. Because having a thin phone is the only thing that matters. Pissing their customers off because their cases no longer fit with the wireless charging cover, which they had to buy months after the fact because it wasn't available on launch, naturally wouldn't be a concern would it?
It would have been VERY easy for them to accommodate up front in the design process by having the overall dimensions of the phone be the SAME regardless of whether they were using a "wireless charging" version of the phone or not. But that would be too simple.
You hit the nail on the head. When rushing to get the GS4 out the door with wireless charging still not finalized yet, they made it as thin as they could without taking into consideration how wireless charging might change those dimensions, and thus what impact it might have on customers who bought cases for their phone only to find out they are worthless with wireless charging.