A purported iPhone 6S Plus rear casing component has leaked online, with reports claiming it’ll offer stronger construction than the original.
The site wrote: “The biggest changes are those two screw holes positioned as shown in the
picture below. On the left is the iPhone 6S plus rear housing with the
screw hole, used to hold the loud speaker module, is slightly higher
than iPhone 6 Plus’, which indicates that the loud speaker module is
Not much to write home about right? However, the source who contributed to the report said the backing felt “smoother” but also pointed out the rear casing would be “stronger” than last year’s model.
Scores of users publicly complained their 5.5-inch handsets had warped while sitting in their pockets during day to day use. This move could be geared to prevent similar complaints with the next-gen model. As a result Apple invited tech journalists into its stress test labs to demonstrate how vigorously the phones were trialled.
A stronger shell would also tie into recent reports suggesting the 6S would end up a little thicker than the iPhone 6. According to schematics leaked earlier this month, the iPhone 6S would sport a profile measuring 7.1mm, slickly thicker than its predecessor.
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Would you be willing to sacrifice a few fractions of a millimeter in order to rock a sturdier design? Let us know your thoughts below.