iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Weigh More Primarily Due to 3D Touch Display

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    While the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are designed with Series 7000 aluminum, which has a stronger and marginally thicker composition compared to Series 6000 aluminum used on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the new smartphones weigh more primarily due to their 3D Touch displays.

    Apple published Environmental Reports for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus that reveal the devices are about 11% heavier than their predecessors, as first noted by The Verge. But the additional weight comes almost entirely from the 3D Touch display, which weighs nearly twice as much as a regular ion-strengthened display.

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    The material breakdowns for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus list the display weighing 29 grams and 40 grams respectively, while the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays weigh 12 grams and 19 grams respectively.

    Meanwhile, the individual weights of the aluminum, battery, stainless steel, glass, circuit boards, plastic and other materials on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are very similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

    iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus weigh 143 grams (5.04 ounces) and 192 grams (6.77 ounces) respectively, while the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus weigh 129 grams (4.55 ounces) and 172 grams (6.07 ounces) respectively.

    Article Link: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Weigh More Primarily Due to 3D Touch Display
     
  2. hipnetic macrumors 6502a

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    Added weight and a smaller battery, all to deliver 3D Touch which I worry may be a confusing/buggy usability concern. Hopefully I'm wrong and I end up loving it.
     
  3. east85, Sep 15, 2015
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    Hopefully this brings a little bit more heft to the iPhone line so it feels better in the hands once again.

    As for the smaller battery I'm not too worried due to new software features on iOS 9 such as low power mode.
     
  4. Risco macrumors 68000

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    Battery life has not changed for years on iPhone. I don't get the constant complaining. It will last at least a day with normal use.
     
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    I don't really care about the added weight but .... smaller battery is no good
     
  6. nia820 macrumors 68020

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    Don't care about the weight as long as j can still use my iPhone 6 plus cases. I've spent quite a bit in cases. One case I have cost me $60. So I'm just hoping it fits my future iPhone 6s plus case.
     
  7. John Mcgregor Suspended

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    11 grams more of the battery would have been better.
     
  8. r018u macrumors member

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    3D Touch is a big deal, I can see Apple evolving iOS A LOT once 3D Touch is offered on the entire product line.
     
  9. billnye97 macrumors regular

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    I honestly felt the weight on the 6 Plus was to light. So this is actually good news IMO.
     
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    Not charging your phone everyday is a big deal too.
     
  11. nia820 macrumors 68020

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    Ditto. I would have like to have seen a boost in the already great battery life on the iPhone and iPhone plus.
     
  12. supersalo macrumors 6502

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    Are we seriously complaining about an increase of HALF AN OUNCE?

    Just because the battery is smaller doesn't mean it automatically lasts less than last year's model. This year's processor (like always) is more power efficient.

    This is a non-issue.
     
  13. Piggie macrumors G3

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    In reality all your statement says is:
    This is bad, however, I have got used to it being bad now, so that now I don't see any reason for it to be better.

    Tell me, if battery life of just 1 day is perfectly fine for you.
    I expect you would feel absolutely fine if every battery operated device you own or ever bought also only lasted 1 day between charges.... yes?
     
  14. BvizioN macrumors 601

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    I hope in the future Apple makes an iPhone with a week or even a month battery life just to shot the hell up the people who are to lazy to charge their phones when they go to bed or the ones who live in Serengeti.
     
  15. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    So you think if the 6S didn't have the taptic engine and had a slightly larger battery you'd be able to go more than one day without charging it? I'm skeptical.
     
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    If all of the extra weight was battery - yes. It would be 25% increase. Duh.
     
  17. k995 macrumors 6502a

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    3d touch seems nice but the 6s plus is now the biggest and heaviest 5.5" phone out there.

    Sorry apple mayor fail that every brand can design a smaller phone while keeping the rest.

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    Lets not leave reality here. Some weight added is very good. At least you can feel the phone better. You get that feeling of something solid in your hand.
     
  19. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    That would explain why 3D Touch didn't make its way on to the iPad Pro.
     
  20. thekeyring macrumors 68040

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    I assumed the S models were always heavier, as it's the year they *don't* talk about design and how much thinner/lighter they've made something.
     
  21. stevemiller macrumors 68000

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    is that a pie chart with various wood textures to represent various non-wood materials?

    you guys tarred and feathered scott forstall and chased him out of town, and you're going to let THIS slide??
     
  22. GadgetBen macrumors 6502a

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    Can you guys stick with one style of pie chart please?! It's easier to compare the laminate flooring one.

     
  23. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Because this is the internets and the internets is best at whining.
     
  24. John Mcgregor, Sep 15, 2015
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    It would be around two pounds.

    Edit:

    Assuming that additional weight per inch of the screen is same 12.9 inch panel would have almost 100 grams of additional weight from 3D touch.

    Nothing to bad. 1.57 or 1.67 is nothing really.
     
  25. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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    exactly
     

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