Next iPhone 6S Reportedly Resists Accidental Bending
An improved backplate for the chassis of the next iPhone 6S is the key to more rigidity and less chance of bending, according to UnboxTherapy.com.Apple's upcoming iPhone 6S isn't yet here, but already speculation is swirling that the company has modified the backplate of the next iPhones to avoid the bending problems that some owners reported when they carried their phones in their pockets. Unbox Therapy's Lewis Hilsenteger, who creates video reviews and reports about a wide range of consumer products including smartphones, unveiled what he said is the latest and improved backplate made for Apple's next iPhone in an Aug. 10 video he posted on YouTube. "It looks like Apple is making some changes based on my inspection of this new upcoming iPhone 6S," Hilsenteger said in the video. Though a comparison of the existing backplate design from an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6S appear to look the same at first glance, "the area around home button and the power switch appear to be significantly thicker on the 6S backplate compared with the standard 6," he said. Those were the areas where some iPhone6 devices bent for consumers in widely circulated reports last September, just after the new smartphones went on sale. Hilsenteger's research found that the outside dimensions of the latest backplate are slighter larger in width and height, but that the key differences are that it is almost twice as thick at the place where the volume buttons are located, adding strength in a vulnerable point. The old backplate was .044 inches thick at the button openings, compared to .07 inches thickness in the new backplate, he said.
"It's obvious that Apple has increased the thickness at various weak points in the back chassis of the iPhone 6S when compared to the 6," he said.