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a reinforced shell to finish with #Bendgate

At the exit of the iPhone 6 and more especially of its declination 6 Plus, a controversy erupted: the smartphone too big and the alloy too malleable was deformed by itself in the back pockets of pants …

Consumer Reports iPhone bendgate This was followed by a riot of videos and testimonials on the #Bendgate, clever little ones going so far as to test the folding resistance of Apple terminals in the Apple Stores …

The competition then gave itself to heart, even if ultimately, it was not really better …

To avoid this damaging media coverage, Apple should dwell a little more on this aspect for the release of its iPhone 6S. 9to5Mac thus evokes an aluminum shell of the 7000 series, the same as that used for the Apple Watch.

It is a reinforced aluminum and zinc alloy, which claims to be 60% stronger than the conventional aluminum used for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Thanks to this more solid material, Apple could offer a more resistant terminal, and why not, even thinner … It remains to be seen whether the orientation towards this new material will cause a change in the design of the device, or if Apple will simply take the dimensions of the iPhone 6 Plus to offer a simple thinner model. Note that in the absence of finesse of the terminal, offering a thinner shell while maintaining a high level of solidity could allow more space for the internal, and why not in particular for a slightly larger battery.

Note that with the rumors around the presence of a sapphire screen on the iPhone 6S, the next Apple terminal is on track to be the most resistant ever built by the brand.