With every phone that comes with an ‘S’ tag, buyers can be sure that everything wrong with the original model has been fixed. Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6S is no different and it is going to address one of the key issues with the iPhone 6 – Bendgate.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was a phenomenal launch for the Cupertino giant. People thronged to the shops to buy their phone but within hours the web was full of criticism of how easy the phone could bend. Anyone could accidentally bend the phone because it was so fragile.
The company has realized that it’s not because of the material used but because of the weak points the earlier design had. Apple iPhone 6S scheduled for a September 9 launch will feature a rear aluminum panel which is 1.9 mm thick, lesser than the 1.14mm thickness found in the first model. However, the thickness has been shared with the volume and power buttons which is where the bendgate issue begins.
It will also feature a lighter design which is at least 2 grams lighter than the one used in the iPhone 6. Apple has made this possible with the help of 7000 series aluminum which is rugged, durable yet lightweight at the same time. The new series is an expensive choice but as they are already being used on the Apple Watch, it may allow Apple to keep the costs at the same level without drastic changes.
The company has been facing some tough competition with Android which has so many devices up its sleeve. But, iOS combined with the premium iPhone 6S is going to be the selling point of Apple if they could make it more durable and powerful than the earlier models.
So, it’s official that there is no iPhone 7 at the moment but an upgraded 6S. Get ready for the big event on September 9 during which they may launch other products as well.
This video by Unbox Therapy explains how it is sturdier as they have managed to grab hold of the back panel of an iPhone 6S before its official launch.