Apple iPhone 6’s infamous “Bendgate” saga was widely criticized and in the process, it garnered way too much attention from the social media platforms. Now, Apple is reportedly using strengthened aluminum alloy to prevent the Bendgate problem with the upcoming iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus handsets.
Speaking of design, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will reportedly be using the 7000 series aluminum material on the chassis. This alloy is seemingly tougher than the 6063 aluminum alloy variant, seen in the current-generation iPhone 6 series of handsets, Phone Arena reported. Meanwhile, a YouTube video has also surfaced, in which an alleged rear shell of the iPhone 6S goes through near-scientific bend test.
Lewis from Unbox Therapy, widely-known as the first person to bring the bending iPhone 6 to the fore, apparently got hold of a rear shell of the Apple iPhone 6S unit, and tested it with a reasonably-scientific bend test. To top it off, the “elemental make-up” of the iPhone’s rear panel was also analyzed to verify if the material used is indeed a real 7000 aluminum alloy.
In the video, Lewis shows the alleged iPhone 6S rear shell and the original iPhone 6 to spot the difference. As it turns out, the iPhone 6 shell reportedly started bending at roughly 30 pounds of force. The iPhone 6S, on the other hand, came out “two times tougher.”
As far as the iPhone 6S specifications go, the handset will reportedly use Force Touch technology, Apple A9 processor, 12-megapixel rear-facing camera unit and an 8-megapixel snapper at the front for selfies.
Here is the video showing the strength of the alleged iPhone 6S’ rear shell: (Credit: YouTube/Unbox Therapy)