new iphone 6s plus weighs more than old 6s plus

Vin2015

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Ok, I know this is kind of a stupid question, but today I bought a new iPhone 6s+ 32gb to replace a iPhone 6S+ 64GB bought new when they were released, and the new 32GB phone is heavier by about a solid 1/2 ounce heavier.

I know it's trivial, but can anyone shed some light?
 

Shirasaki

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Perhaps your old one wears, or perhaps the amount of metal material used is not the same? Idk.
 

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sunapple

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Ok, I know this is kind of a stupid question, but today I bought a new iPhone 6s+ 32gb to replace a iPhone 6S+ 64GB bought new when they were released, and the new 32GB phone is heavier by about a solid 1/2 ounce heavier.

I know it's trivial, but can anyone shed some light?
This is definetely a stupid question: Why don't you just assume it's in your head and move on? I'd do that unless I weighed them both and then came to this conclusion. And even then there's really no point in finding out the reason. You can't change it anyway.

Maybe this is a more useful answer; there should be no difference.
 

Septembersrain

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Could be differences in the weight of aluminum or slightly varied difference in the composition of it.
Yeah. That's why I was so curious about what happened to the old one. I wanted to know if it was a bend or body damage. I had heard that they slightly reinforced the 6s/6s+ on the 32GB one. I can't remember where I read it, it's probably not factual but it made me curious nonetheless.
 

Relentless Power

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Yeah. That's why I was so curious about what happened to the old one. I wanted to know if it was a bend or body damage. I had heard that they slightly reinforced the 6s/6s+ on the 32GB one. I can't remember where I read it, it's probably not factual but it made me curious nonetheless.
The iPhone 6 uses the the 6000 Series aluminum, which resulted in the "Bend Gate." Apple strengthened the 6s/7 with the 7000 Series, which is a much stronger aluminum. It's the same aluminum used on the Apple Watch. It's fairly scratch resistant, light and very durable.
 

Septembersrain

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The iPhone 6 uses the the 6000 Series aluminum, which resulted in the "Bend Gate." Apple strengthened the 6s/7 with the 7000 Series, which is a much stronger aluminum. It's the same aluminum used on the Apple Watch. It's fairly scratch resistant, light and very durable.
I knew that. I meant that they they changed some process in the newest 6s release with the 32GB option.
I know they changed from the 6.

Didn't the OP say they went from a 6s+ to another 6s+ though?

I'm trying my hardest to find the article again but it was something about the process. Now that I really think about it, it had something to do with the flaking on the anondization.
 

eyoungren

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So you shower in your clothes? :)
No, but normal clothes aren't advertised as, nor designed to be a substitute for grooming.

A case, on the other hand, is often advertised as and designed to be something that protects from the elements (i.e., getting dirty).

I'm poking good natured fun at @Newtons Apple, who is an unapologetic case user, who often amicably defends against my anti-case using assaults. :D
 

GoSh4rks

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Ok, I know this is kind of a stupid question, but today I bought a new iPhone 6s+ 32gb to replace a iPhone 6S+ 64GB bought new when they were released, and the new 32GB phone is heavier by about a solid 1/2 ounce heavier.

I know it's trivial, but can anyone shed some light?
1/2 ounce using what capacity and precision scale? If you're using, for example, a cheap 10 pound scale would not be able to accurately determine if there actually is a 1/2 ounce difference between two items.
 

BigMcGuire

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Identical phones can feel heavier based on the type of case that they have. Since you mention specific weight differences, I imagine you have proof? A photo?

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No, but normal clothes aren't advertised as, nor designed to be a substitute for grooming.

A case, on the other hand, is often advertised as and designed to be something that protects from the elements (i.e., getting dirty).

I'm poking good natured fun at @Newtons Apple, who is an unapologetic case user, who often amicably defends against my anti-case using assaults. :D
Sure made my day :).
 
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Relentless Power

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I knew that. I meant that they they changed some process in the newest 6s release with the 32GB option.
I know they changed from the 6.

Didn't the OP say they went from a 6s+ to another 6s+ though?

I'm trying my hardest to find the article again but it was something about the process. Now that I really think about it, it had something to do with the flaking on the anondization.
I'm going to be honest with you, I'm not following what you're referring to or what article. If you're referring to anything about the anodizing process having to do with the weight and the differences of the iPhones, there could be a likeliness of that.

The flaking/chipping is a manufacture defect with the temperature the aluminum was cured at, which plagued the 6S in a series of batches.


https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-6s-plus-aluminium-chipping.1930678/
 
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