iPhone 6s back plate compared to iPhone 6, changes may help avoid any ‘bendgate’ issue

iPhone 6s and 6 measurements

Earlier on Monday, August 10, we reported a video showcasing the similarities, and differences, between the iPhone 6 and a purported back case for the iPhone 6s.

Now, a new video has been published by Unbox Therapy that goes into even more detail, down to the closest measurements possible, to dissect some very key differences between the iPhone 6, the current model, and the unannounced iPhone 6s back plate. In the video, we get to see the exact measurements of both back plates. Indeed, it would appear that, if the iPhone 6s plate is the real deal, that Apple has made some key changes to the iPhone 6s structurally, which should help avoid any “Bendgate” issues later this year.

The iPhone 6s case does reveal that the new model will be thicker, both in width and height. But, even better, is that Apple has even made the area around the volume rockers thicker, too. The numbers are only slightly changes compared to the iPhone 6, considering the device still has to retain some thinness, but those changes should go a long way.

Will the iPhone 6s still bend when it launches this year? That’s anyone’s guess at this point, but hopefully it won’t be such a huge ordeal this year like it was last year. Bendgate resulted in plenty of videos finding their way online, showcasing people in a variety of situations bending the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, all in attempt to see how much the device could take before it bent. The videos resulted in Apple being forced to comment on the situation, saying that “Bendgate” was a rare occurrence, and that only a handful of complaints had been levied against Apple since the launch of the devices.

You can check out the video below to see how the measurements compare to the current iPhone, and the one that’s supposed to replace it.