A new video has been posted online that reportedly confirms an important feature coming to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. It provides a look at a stronger aluminum build to prevent "Bendgate 2."
Samsung has been using the IFA trade show in September to debut its latest and greatest Galaxy Note phablets to the world. In 2011, it used the event to introduce the very first Galaxy Note, which was panned by most tech critics and some of its biggest rivals, including Apple, for its gigantic-at-the-time 5.3-inch display. The company wound up proving all of its critics wrong, and each Note successor was a bigger hit than its predecessor. The company will announce its latest flagship phablets, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, at its Unpacked event on Aug. 13 instead of IFA in September, reportedly to get a head-start on Apple's upcoming iPhone 6s Plus.
Apple was late to the phablet party when it made its entry with the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014. The 5.5-inch smartphone became an instant hit when it went on sale alongside the iPhone 6 on September 19, 2014. A few days later, the term "Bendgate" cast a dark shadow over the 6 Plus, when a video was posted online showing the device was easily susceptible to bending.
Apple quickly responded to the issue, claiming the defect was extremely rare, and only nine people complained, with the devices being replaced. Bendgate quickly fizzled out, but it looks like Apple doesn't want a repeat when it launches the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in September.
The same site that posted last year's Bendgate video has posted the video below, which reportedly shows off an iPhone 6s rear case, which has reinforced strengthening around different areas, including the same location below the volume button cutout, where anyone who experienced Bendgate has reported it starting from.
It has also been reported that Apple is using the same 7000 Series anodized aluminum on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus that the company is currently using in its Apple Watch Sport. Apple describes it on the Apple Watch Sport page as: "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."
The video below confirms that the iPhone 6s rear case weighs in at 25 grams, while the iPhone 6 comes in at 27 grams.
We'll have to wait until Apple's rumored Sept. 9 event to hear all the details regarding the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. As always, we'll keep you posted on any new information.