The iPhone 6s is not the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet — in fact, it’s both thicker and heavier than last year’s iPhone 6. To get a sense of just how heavy the new iPhone is compared to older models, Dadaviz put together a chart chronicling every different iPhone model’s weight and it shows a steady progression upward in recent years.

MORE iPHONE 6s: Good news: iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have twice the RAM of iPhone 6

dataviz-iphone-weight-chartImage Source: Dadaviz

As you can see, the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5s were Apple’s lightest iPhones and weighed in at only 112 grams. Things got heavier with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which makes sense because they were also the two largest iPhones ever released at the time. You can also see that the iPhone is getting another significant weight gain this year despite being roughly the same size as last year’s models: The iPhone 6s weighs 14 grams more than the iPhone 6 while the iPhone 6s Plus weighs 20 grams more than the iPhone 6 Plus.

Despite the upward trend for the past two years, we doubt the iPhone will get any heavier than this. Apple typically prides itself on making new generations of its devices lighter and we can’t see the company making devices that are larger than the iPhone 6s Plus. So while the addition of the Taptic Engine to this year’s iPhone has made it heavier than previous models, we wouldn’t be shocked to see the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus weigh less than this year’s models.

View Comments