The 6S & 6S+ are the heaviest iPhones yet..

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  1. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    Despite Apple's obsession with thinness across all its devices, it seems that weight is less of a concern with the iPhones as it is with the iPads.. as the latest iPhones weigh in at 143g and 192g, the heaviest iPhones yet.


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  2. Dextux macrumors member

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    Great. Next year the iPhone 7 will be 11% lighter.
     
  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Hopefully the weight is due to extra strong casing so we have less bending. ;)
     
  4. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    Makes sense. The 6 series is a larger phone and adding a stronger/heavier metal will make it heavier.
     
  5. Surf Donkey Suspended

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    And you said that would never happen ;)
     
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    Show me where I did:p
     
  8. Orangeman13 macrumors regular

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    I don't mind a heavier phone if it will make it stronger and less likely to bend
     
  9. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Really hope going from the 6 to 6S plus isn't too bothersome in real world usage. I don't believe weight ever crossed my mind the few times I held a 6 Plus.
     
  10. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Yours bent? Doubt it...
     
  11. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Don't worry I'm sure there's a team of geeks in a conference room already thinking up what to complain about this year and add the word "gate" to the end.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL at all this 'concern' over weight. I'm pretty sure the phone is similar to, if not lighter than other non-Apple phones on the market.

    And having come from a Windows Mobile phone that I used for three years before getting my iPhone 5 on launch day I have yet to find any iPhone that has been heavier than that brick I carried around for 3.5 years.

    Lastly, I grew up in the era of wired phones and later cordless phones in the home. When the day comes that an Apple iPhone is heavier than the reciever of one of those I'll complain about weight.
     
  13. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    Really. This is what we're complaining about now? LOL.
     
  14. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I predict broken screen due to thumbs. People (morons) will assume force touch (3D Touch) means use as much force as you can.
     
  15. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Nope never bent mine but you know that there have been many threads here that did bend them.

    You doubt? LOL!
     
  16. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I was here all through it, Newton. The claims were largely bogus. There was no bend problem with the last version of the phone. But do go right ahead and try to reignite that battle, because smart.
     
  17. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    The screen won't break from pressing on it.
     
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Between 3D touch and 7000 series aluminum it makes sense.
     
  19. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking the same thing. Some people in apple watch subforum did this, and it looks like declined warranty replacement due to excessive force applied to the screen (hence the dark spots).
     
  20. bnekic macrumors 6502a

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    With the new 7000 series aluminum body, stronger reinforcement points and Gorilla Glass 4 this will be one strong iPhone!
     
  21. andy9l macrumors 68000

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  22. dokindo macrumors regular

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    Nice graph, but I see minimal change across generations (ignoring the + models)
     
  23. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I was reading a thread here a few months ago and it bent my phone. Decided to avoid the MR forums for a while after that.
     
  24. Surf Donkey Suspended

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    Bogus claims, yet Apple still fixed it. Very interesting.

    All despite the fact you continually denied any issue. And you even put real money they wouldn't change the aluminum case for the 6S. Looks like there was an issue, apple fixed it, and you were flat wrong.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/do-we-think-the-6s-will-be-stronger.1820122/page-4#post-20464976
     

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