Leaked Back Panel Proves iPhone 6s Will Be Lighter and Stronger
More and more things point to the release of the next-generation iPhone on September 9th. Yesterday, I showed you a video featuring the iPhone 6s front panel with display assembly compared to the same parts of the iPhone 6. Today, a new video appeared on the Unbox Therapy YouTube channel that shows the leaked back panel for the upcoming handset.
As it turns out, the back shell of the iPhone 6s is lighter and stronger than the iPhone 6 panel. This may be due to the use of 7000 series aluminum. The frame of the smartphone around the volume buttons is 1.90mm thick, which is more than 1.40mm of the iPhone 6. Moreover, the weight of the rear shell is 25g and that’s 2g less if to compare with the iPhone 6 panel.
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.
Apart from making the body of the next-generation smartphone lighter and stronger, the guys from Cupertino are expected to improve its hardware. The handset will boast of a new processor, 2GB of RAM, new LTE and NFC chips and a bunch of other new features.
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