The soon-to-land iPhone 6S could feature an updated aluminium alloy to prevent a repeat of last year's 'bendgate' furore, when some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners claimed their phones buckled in their pockets.
Fresh analysis of a leaked rear shell of the iPhone 6S points towards the likely inclusion of 7,000 Series aluminium, an upgrade from the 6,000 Series found in 2014’s iPhones.
The iPhone 6S appears to have more zinc in its alloy, as much as 5%, making it far sturdier and less susceptible to stresses and strains placed upon its frame. A small quantity of iron is also said to have been included in the mix.
Apple is also expected to make the new iPhone a touch larger than the last one. As well as making the handset tougher, it's thought that the extra bulk will allow Apple to make room for a larger, improved battery.
The Cupertino company is expected to launch the new iPhone on September 9th, with the phone rumoured for release on September 18th.
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