Apple spent a lot of time making the iPhone 5 super thin, so why cover it up with an ugly, bulky case? Bare isn't a case. It's a skin. Bare offers great protection along the perimeter, back and front surface of your iPhone. Bare has a wall thickness of only 0.75mm (0.03in), which makes the overall case thickness only 8.85mm (0.35")! That's still thinner than your old iPhone 4 at 9.34mm (0.37in)!