Some of you might remember the bendgate fiasco from last year, soon after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were released last year it was reported that the latter was susceptible to bending in day to day usage because it just couldn’t hold up to the stress. Videos went viral and people came up with all sorts of theories about why this was happening until Apple played it down by saying that it had only receive nine such complaints from users while it was an “extremely rare” situation for this to happen. A new video suggests Apple may have fixed bendgate for iPhone 6s.
Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhones in September this year and the rumor mill suggests that this time around they’ll be called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Unbox Therapy, which initially produced the video that made bendgate viral, has now released another video that shows the purported rear shell of iPhone 6s. The video points out that weak points of the rear shell have been strengthened and they’re visibly thicker than the predecessor at 1.9mm as opposed to 1.14mm.
This means that the next-generation iPhones might be less susceptible to bending as opposed to their predecessors. It’s also claimed in the video that the rear shell is a bit lighter than that of the iPhone 6 weighing 25 grams instead of 27 grams.
Obviously Apple is saying nothing about this officially and we don’t expect it to, we’ll only know for sure if such a change has been made when the new iPhones are released and tore apart by the folks over at iFixit.