1. amr ashraf mostafa's Avatar
    Does it really matter?
    İs the 7000 aluminium really stronger than the 6000 aluminium? Or it is just marketing?

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    11-20-2015 02:37 AM
  2. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    It's way stronger. I had a 6 and 6 Plus. That aluminum was very soft and pliable. I had my first 6 replaced because it warped a little the first day I had it. My replacement, after a year, was bent ever so slightly.

    The 6S Plus I have now feels like a slab of steel compare to that. I'm sure I could bend it if I wanted to, but I don't see this phone bending under ordinary use.

    Yeah. Not marketing hype. This is really rigid aluminum.
    11-20-2015 05:40 AM
  3. amr ashraf mostafa's Avatar
    It's way stronger. I had a 6 and 6 Plus. That aluminum was very soft and pliable. I had my first 6 replaced because it warped a little the first day I had it. My replacement, after a year, was bent ever so slightly.

    The 6S Plus I have now feels like a slab of steel compare to that. I'm sure I could bend it if I wanted to, but I don't see this phone bending under ordinary use.

    Yeah. Not marketing hype. This is really rigid aluminum.
    İ am congusing between the 6s and the 6s+, which is more resistant to bending?
    Unbox theraby on youtube stated stated that the 6s+ can resist up to 100 pound of force without damage,what about the 6s?

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    11-20-2015 05:47 AM
  4. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    The are both bend resistant. Stop worrying about this nonsense.

    Last year's bend issues were real, but it's over. Apple has moved on and so should we. They made a decision to use stronger and more expensive materials to address an issue from the previous generation and they did a great job. Pick your size and enjoy.
    11-20-2015 07:28 AM
  5. phobos512's Avatar
    Not saying Apple is specifically using 7075 and 6061 in the 6Sx and 6x phones respectively but they are the common formulations. So read this site:

    Edit: well, I tried to link to an article comparing the two materials but for some reason this site thinks it is spam so...Here's just a listing comparing some basic material/mechanical properties of the two different metals:

    6061 – Mechanical Properties
    Ultimate Tensile Strength 45000 psi
    Tensile Yield Strength 40000 psi
    Fatigue Strength 14000 psi
    Shear Strength 30000 psi
    Hardness, Rockwell 40
    Machinability 50%

    7075 – Mechanical Properties
    Ultimate Tensile Strength 83000 psi
    Tensile Yield Strength 73000 psi
    Fatigue Strength 23000 psi
    Shear Strength 48000 psi
    Hardness, Rockwell 53.5
    Machinability 70%
    rayporsche likes this.
    11-20-2015 01:00 PM
  6. malt1977's Avatar
    6000 series is lighter, and given the form factor of the 6/6+ was more prone to flex and inevitable bend. 7000 series is heavier and denser.

    If you look at most high end alu road and mountain bikes, they tend to be the lighter 6000 series, in particular 6061.
    11-21-2015 06:34 PM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    You're over thinking it. Just buy the phone you want and enjoy it
    11-21-2015 07:03 PM
  8. malt1977's Avatar
    You're over thinking it. Just buy the phone you want and enjoy it
    My thoughts exactly.

    Sent from my not yet bent 6S+
    robertk328 likes this.
    11-22-2015 03:56 AM
  9. eds817's Avatar
    I just got my first ever iPhone, 6S+ and have the habit of putting it in my back pocket. For the week and a half I've used it and have sat on it when getting in the car there's no sign of bending. It feels extremely solid.
    11-25-2015 08:32 AM

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