Apple is set to use the same aluminium alloy found in its new Apple Watch Sport for its next-generation iPhones. That’s according to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, which has got word about the plans from supply chain sources.
The 7,000 series aluminium has been talked up by Apple in recent weeks, as it looks to trail its new smart watch. It says it’s stronger than regular aluminium and found in competition bikes, with greater resistance to scratches and corrosion compared to stainless steel.
If Apple does opt for the stronger material in its new iPhones, it could mean they are even more lightweight than the current generation.
The next-generation iPhones, believed to be called the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6c, are expected to launch in the autumn. Other rumours have pointed to the inclusion of a much-improved camera and Apple’s Force Touch tech, found in the Apple Watch and its new slimline MacBook.
Taiwan Economic Daily
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