Apple Addresses Bendgate Complaints With Sturdier iPhone 6s Shell

TechCrunch

Supply chain leaks have indicated that Apple is working on an iPhone 6s, and details of the new device have been surfacing one at a time for the past few weeks. Unbox Therapy has obtained the rear casing of the 6s and meticulously compared it with the iPhone 6. Apple is reinforcing some weak points with this year’s new iteration, and the company is also switching to lighter, stronger aluminium.

With every “S” iPhone, Apple has tried to improve and iterate on its fabrication process. Today’s leak is a great example of that.

Apple has made the casing of the iPhone 6s thicker on each side, near the volume and power buttons. Unbox Therapy measured 1.9mm on the iPhone 6s versus 1.14mm on the iPhone 6. By improving the resistance of this weak points, the overall body should be less susceptible to bending.

In addition to this welcomed change, the…

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