What grade aluminium in Apples products?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LERsince1991, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    so remember when apple change the iPhone to a higher grade aluminium? Did it improve the grade of other new products since as well or just the iPhone? I cannot find anywhere that lists the current apple product aluminium grades?

    As far as I know the grades for the products are:

    iPhone 6: 6061
    iPhone 6s: 7075
    iPad Pro 12.9": ?
    iPad Pro 9.7": ?
    Apple Watch Sport: ?
     
  2. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Nothing short of MILITARY GRADE ... I'm sure!
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    6000 and 7000 series. The 6s and 7 fall in the 7000 series where as everything else is 6000 series
     
  4. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, shame they didn't move everything to 7000 series, especially with the size of the iPad Pro (more susceptible to damage/ bending). Good to know! Although they do stand up to stress / drop tests pretty well still.
     
  5. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Watch sport is 7000 aluminum. It was the first product to use it, then the 6S adopted it and the 7.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Apple Watch Sport is 7000 Series. 6s is 7000 Series.
     
  7. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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  8. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    http://www.dailytech.com/Analysis+i...nstead+of+7000+Series+Alloys/article37405.htm

    It is very likely that it's 6013 Alloy, it's cheap and strong. Nothing fancy. It's Aluminum the most abundant metal on Earth.
     

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