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Leaked iPhone 6s Back Plate is Thicker and Lighter [Video]

Leaked iPhone 6s Back Plate is Thicker and Lighter [Video]

Posted August 10, 2015 at 6:48pm by iClarified
The iPhone 6s will feature a reinforced back plate, according to measurements of a leaked back plate.

Previous rumors have suggested that Apple would switch to using 7000 series aluminum to strengthen its next generation device and put an end to Bendgate.

Unbox Therapy was able to obtain a back plate allegedly for the iPhone 6s and found that it was slightly taller and wider. The iPhone 6 measures 138x06mmx66.91mm, just slightly smaller than the iPhone 6s plate which measured 138.09mmx67.16mm. However, the most notable change was the thickness of the frame around the volume buttons. The iPhone 6s measured 1.90mm thick, significantly thicker than the iPhone 6 at 1.14mm.

Despite the added thickness, the iPhone 6s back plate weighed in at 25g, 2g lower than the iPhone 6 at 27g. This lines up with Apple's description for its new alloy used in the Apple Watch. "For Apple Watch, we created a new alloy of 7000 Series aluminum that’s 60 percent stronger than standard alloys. Yet it’s very light."

Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6s at a September 9th event and more parts for the device are beginning to surface ahead of the announcement. You can check out the alleged Force Touch display here.

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Developer - August 10, 2015 at 10:52pm
Apple supplied him with this plate and paid him $$ so he would make this video. Think about it .. How would a nobody get an iPhone case before a release , also what better way to get ahead of any potential bad press then to eliminate those who create it first. So they supplied him with everything so it wouldn't stop people from buying the product. Welcome to business 101! Control your own press.
gamerscul9870 - August 11, 2015 at 3:28am
Or like any rumored leaks, was probably shipped out secretly if you think about how anything gets out like slipping away secret recipes.
dkdk - August 10, 2015 at 8:49pm
There is no "Bendgate". There never was a Bendgate. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have perfectly satisfactory tolerances for a device of that quality and design.
stevenlacross - August 10, 2015 at 7:31pm
He should have tried to bend them
AverageReviewer - August 10, 2015 at 9:01pm
Totally agree
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