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iPhone 6S: Apple set to strengthen frame to prevent ‘bendgate’ issues

iPhone 6S: Apple set to strengthen frame to prevent ‘bendgate’ issues

Apple looks set to strengthen the design of its forthcoming iPhone 6S, making the rear shell thicker to prevent a repeat of last year’s ‘bendgate’ saga.

Within days of 2014's Apple smartphones going on sale, a string of users complained that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were susceptible to bending when kept in a bag or pocket for an extended period.

While Apple said that was ‘extremely rare’ it has, it seems, nonetheless seen fit to tweak the design of its new iPhone ever so slightly.

A new video from Unbox Therapy shows off a leaked rear shell of the new iPhone, with a strengthened area around the volume keys and home button.

iphone 6 plus bent screen

The thickness has been upped to 1.9mm from 1.14mm. That's a pretty negligible increase on paper, but could be enough to stop the handset bending under pressure.

This change is unlikely to be noticeable to the naked eye, with Apple set to stick with the same design as last year’s iPhone 6 for its new handset.

The iPhone 6S is set to launch at a special event on September 9th.

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