iPhone 6s To Challenge Samsung Galaxy Note 5 With Less Bendable Aluminum Alloy

When the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are released in September, you can bet that the so-called experts will try and bend it to create another faux scandal. Unfortunately (for the scandal lovers), they won’t be able to bend the phone much and, possibly, not at all. MacRumors has the news.

“Increasingly reliable reports of 7000 Series aluminum for the iPhone 6s followed by hands-on impressions of a ‘stronger body’ and ultimately some measurements showing thickening of the shell’s weak points have all pointed toward Apple making some changes to improve the strength and durability of the next iPhone.”

MacRumors goes on to note that the aluminum alloy being used by Apple includes roughly five percent zinc, which should help the new iPhone devices remain as sturdy as possible. The new iPhone’s main competitor, the Galaxy Note 5, is made of similar materials and has received excellent early reviews. CNET has given Samsung’s new device an almost perfect review.

“The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has an eye-catching design, high-end hardware and takes great outdoor photos. Using the stylus has never felt better, and battery life is terrific.”

However, the review also notes that the Note 5 strips away some of last year’s best features — especially a removable battery and a microSD card slot. This is something many potential Galaxy Note 5 buyers have complained about. The iPhone never had external storage options, so users won’t complain. According to BGR, it looks like the new iPhone devices will have some colorful options.

“Specifically, a series of images that seem to show the 2015 iPhones has been posted on Chinese social media, suggesting the iPhone 6s models will arrive in a brand new color.”

BGR adds that there have been previous rumors that Apple might add a new color (or colors) to its lineup. The article also says the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus should appear largely identical to the current iPhone devices, but contain a number of hardware upgrades, including Force Touch support, a new A9 chip, 2GB of RAM, camera improvements, and even more. According to Forbes, the new iPhones will likely be available on September 18. Prepare for long lines around the block everywhere.

Though the new iPhones are bound to be successful, Apple still has a lot to prove to investors, who have gone sour on the Cupertino company lately. This is largely due to the decline of iPad sales and the Apple Watch not being the breakout hit people expected. However, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have become Apple’s most successful smartphones, and the new iPhone devices are likely to cause even more excitement.

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