iPhone 6s shell might be almost three times stronger than iPhone 6
One of the biggest questions on the table for the iPhone 6s and even more so for the iPhone 6s Plus is if either will bend. We’ve heard a ton of rumors of Apple using the same 7000 grade aluminum that it currently uses with the Apple Watch on its new batch of smartphones. If you’re wondering just how much stronger this new material will be, the answer is a lot.
Lou from Unbox Therapy was able to get himself a leaked iPhone 6s chassis and compare its rigidity against the original iPhone 6 in a pressure tester. In his preliminary tests he was able to show that the iPhone 6 bends at just 30 lbs of force, which he was even able to prove previously in a video by bending the phone with his bare hands. Once he set the iPhone 6s to the test, we notice that the device started bending until a crazy 80 lbs of force, almost triple the amount of the iPhone 6 chassis, and 20 lbs more than if he tried bending a fully assembled iPhone 6.
It’s clear that 7000 series aluminum and its added Zinc component give products far more rigidity than what we saw with the aluminum used on previous iPhones. Let’s see what happens with further testing once the iPhone 6s reaches door steps.