iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Weigh More Primarily Due to 3D Touch Display

While the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are designed with Series 7000 aluminum, which has a stronger and marginally thicker composition compared to Series 6000 aluminum used on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the new smartphones weigh more primarily due to their 3D Touch displays.

Apple published Environmental Reports for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus that reveal the devices are about 11% heavier than their predecessors, as first noted by The Verge. But the additional weight comes almost entirely from the 3D Touch display, which weighs nearly twice as much as a regular ion-strengthened display.

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The material breakdowns for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus list the display weighing 29 grams and 40 grams respectively, while the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays weigh 12 grams and 19 grams respectively.

Meanwhile, the individual weights of the aluminum, battery, stainless steel, glass, circuit boards, plastic and other materials on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are very similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus weigh 143 grams (5.04 ounces) and 192 grams (6.77 ounces) respectively, while the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus weigh 129 grams (4.55 ounces) and 172 grams (6.07 ounces) respectively.

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Top Rated Comments

Risco Avatar
112 months ago
Added weight and a smaller battery, all to deliver 3D Touch which I worry may be a confusing/buggy usability concern. Hopefully I'm wrong and I end up loving it.
Battery life has not changed for years on iPhone. I don't get the constant complaining. It will last at least a day with normal use.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
supersalo Avatar
112 months ago
Are we seriously complaining about an increase of HALF AN OUNCE?

Just because the battery is smaller doesn't mean it automatically lasts less than last year's model. This year's processor (like always) is more power efficient.

This is a non-issue.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Max(IT) Avatar
112 months ago
I don't really care about the added weight but .... smaller battery is no good
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Piggie Avatar
112 months ago
Battery life has not changed for years on iPhone. I don't get the constant complaining. It will last at least a day with normal use.
In reality all your statement says is:
This is bad, however, I have got used to it being bad now, so that now I don't see any reason for it to be better.

Tell me, if battery life of just 1 day is perfectly fine for you.
I expect you would feel absolutely fine if every battery operated device you own or ever bought also only lasted 1 day between charges.... yes?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrXiro Avatar
112 months ago
Battery life has not changed for years on iPhone. I don't get the constant complaining. It will last at least a day with normal use.
Because this is the internets and the internets is best at whining.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
r018u Avatar
112 months ago
3D Touch is a big deal, I can see Apple evolving iOS A LOT once 3D Touch is offered on the entire product line.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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