Dissappointed...WEIGHT

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  1. swedegirl macrumors regular

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    Am I the only one that is somewhat turned off with the weight of the new phones....had my heart set on going from a 6 to a 6plus and the weight stats are CRAZY high......this might be the first time since the 4 that I do not get a new phone at launch! Im afraid it will feel like carrying a BRICK
     
  2. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    At least your phone won't bend! I imagine the extra weight is a thicker metal body to resist the bending issue.
     
  3. protobiont macrumors 6502a

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    Do they weigh more than last years model?
     
  4. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    Would recommend that you got outside right now. Find an actual brick. Pick it up. Hold it in one hand. Get your iPhone. Hold it in the other. Compare.

    Then, you will come up with the conclusion that your comparison is stupid.
     
  5. questionmark32 macrumors regular

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    Nope, I don't really care about the weight. If I did, I would be bothered by the ipad pro being heavier too
     
  6. protobiont macrumors 6502a

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    Edit: I checked. So they are about 14 and 20 grams heavier, respectively. Doesn't seem like much.
     
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  8. swedegirl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the snarky comment....completely uncalled for. The 6 has gone from 129grams too 143 grams so a 11 percent increase and the 6 plus from172 grams to 192 grams a percent 12 increase. To me that is rather significant!!!
     
  9. swedegirl thread starter macrumors regular

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    I end up carrying mine in my hand A LOT and yes I think it actually will bother me
     
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Seriously? We're talking about grams here.
     
  11. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I went from an iPhone 5 to the 6+ and it felt ridiculously heavy. The 6S+ sounds like a brick..
     
  12. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I think the weight is the new screen and the Taptic Engine. The 7000 series aluminium should be the same weight or less even though there is slightly more material.
     
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    a few grams? lol changes that small are imperceptible to the human senses at those weights unless you know which one is lighter
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    20 GRAMS?!?! 12%?!?!

    That's like 8 pennies or *gasp* 9 dimes!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I'm baffled anyone would be bothered by such a minuscule increase in weight. Personally it doesn't bother me.
     
  17. AbSoluTc, Sep 9, 2015
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    OMG - The world has just ENDED! Pack it up folks and get out while you can! The iPhone weighs 11 more ounces than LAST YEAR!

    Really? You have boogers that weigh more than that.
     
  18. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

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    But as posted above, it's an increase of 10%+ over the previous models, which sounds significant. But whether we'll actually be able to feel the difference is yet to be known.
     
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  20. sunking101, Sep 9, 2015
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    The 6+ is already an extremely heavy phone so yeah, a weight increase isn't good.
    The iPhone 5 and 5S are like a feather compared to the 6+ and all those who are being sarcy, of course we aren't saying that it's too heavy to lift up. We're saying that it's a heavy mobile phone. Make the distinction.
     
  21. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    That's just it. It's not a heavy mobile phone. People are just spoilt these days. I suggest you look back to the past when the first mobile phones were released and how heavy they are. Honestly people are making a big deal out of nothing.
     
  22. swedegirl thread starter macrumors regular

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    What I am saying is that for those of us who are thinking about going from a 6 to a 6splus the difference IS going to be significant......129 grams to 192 grams is quite a bit. Especially if you talk a lot on it without a headset and carry it in your hand.
     
  23. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    The funny thing is that when Apple talk about a phone being 11% lighter, everyone goes orgasmic. So if it's a big deal losing that weight then surely its also a big deal putting it on?
     
  24. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I'm a 6'4" tall bloke and I have a muscular physique. I bench press and do bar pull-ups.
    Moving from the i5 to the 6+ not only is the phone much larger but it is also much heavier. Those two increases make the phone harder to carry in a shirt pocket and harder to hold in certain positions. A new, heavier version is even more off-putting and especially to those not moving from the 6+.

    It seems that a new design is called for and the iPhone 7 can't come quick enough. Large bezels and a hefty weight make the 6+/6S+ an all 'round bigger device than it need be.
     
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