Leaked iPhone 6s Rear Shell Bend Test and Aluminum Analysis [Video]

Leaked iPhone 6s Rear Shell Bend Test and Aluminum Analysis [Video]

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A new video from Unbox Therapy performs a bend test and aluminum material analysis of a leaked rear shell allegedly for the iPhone 6s. A previous video already found that the back plate is both thicker and lighter.

First up is an analysis of the aluminum used for the shell. As expected, the aluminum contains a higher presence of zinc pointing to 7000 series aluminum. Apple says its new alloy of 7000 Series aluminum is 60 percent stronger than standard alloys.

It appears that the iPhone 6S (and likely the iPhone 6s Plus) will be made out of a completely different alloy than the iPhone 6. Based on the evidence gathered it's likely that the upcoming iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will utilize a stronger 7000 series aluminum. This change will likely produce a more durable iPhone but it may be more costly to produce.

When comparing the bendability of the iPhone 6 rear shell and the iPhone 6s rear shell, the iPhone 6 back plate bent with just 30lbs of pressure but the alleged iPhone 6s shell was able to handle nearly 80lbs of pressure before bending. That's a significant improvement.

Take a look at the video below...


Nat - August 19, 2015 at 5:19pm
Would the components in the iPhone with the glass touchscreen help against bending? I do also wonder what it would take for the iPad Air 2 to bend.
M&M - August 19, 2015 at 7:28pm
And there is nothing more intelligent or relevant that you could occupy your brain with than wondering when an iPad Air would bend? Poor soul!
Dommm - August 19, 2015 at 7:51pm
Yes he said the whole iPhone 6 started to bend at 40 which is more than the 30 of the shell
Nat - August 19, 2015 at 8:35pm
1. What is so intelligent about what I was wondering. I didn't ask for it to happen or say how poor the material made for it is. 2. How is this not relevant if I mentioned iPad Air 2 for a reason? It's thinner than the iPhone, it's built like iPhone in most areas, and it's thinner than it. 3. It takes a poor soul to know one, except yours is rotten from the inside out!
Dommm - August 19, 2015 at 9:45pm
With a iPad you can create a bigger 'moment ' ,like opening a door from the edge compared to pushing near the hinge , so could bend easier If you had a rolling pin and smashed a iPhone down with a hand at each end on it and did the same with a iPad, the iPad would be easier to bend
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