Apple was subjected to the massive Bendgate controversy, when pictures of bent iPhone 6 Plus handsets flooded social media. UnboxTherapy s Lewis Hilsenteger also added fuel to the fire when his video of the iPhone 6 Plus bending went crazy viral. Hilsenteger has now got his hands on the rear case of the iPhone 6s to prove that it will be much tougher, and hence will not bend. Also Read - Apple TV+ free trial will now be available for 3 months instead of a year: What to do?Also Read - Apple Beats Studio Buds launched: AirPods for Android devices
Hilsenteger says that the iPhone 6s rear case is thicker than before, which means Apple is doing its bit to avoid another controversy. He says that the case is 1.9mm in thickness, while the iPhone 6 s case was only 1.14mm.
The major strengthening has been done near the volume rocker, which was the main pressure point on the iPhone 6. Earlier rumors also claim that the company is also reportedly using tougher alloy in its casing for further strengthening.
Will this change help Apple avoid another Bendgate controversy? This is something we will only know when the iPhones have reached the first batch of buyers. The Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are expected to be unveiled on September 9, and leaks are pouring in everyday. Apart from being tougher, the new iPhones will bring in an improved 12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel FaceTime camera that supports 1080p recording. It will come with a faster LTE chip, an upgraded A9X quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 4K video recording capabilities. Lastly, the new iPhones could scrap the 16GB variant to make 32GB as the base storage option.
Watch the full iPhone 6s video below:
Here’s the iPhone 6 Plus bend test video that Unbox Therapy did last year: