For me this is the death knell.
They have also changed the way the ringer is selected.
Sensing this penchant for slim, makers of accessories for smart devices have come up with slim cases.
While this is still not an everyday case for me I have decided to keep it for a back up and to use if I think there is a time my phone may get wet.
That's because two-thirds of the case on the back is translucent but the lower-third is covered in swanky premium leather.
What's nice about it is that if you want to go more minimalist, you can detach the battery pack and leave it home or in your bag.