It looks like Apple has taken all those photos of bent iPhone 6 Plus models to heart. Via MacRumors, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News is reporting that Apple will likely use Series 7000 aluminum alloy as the build material for its upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices.
This is the same alloy that Apple is using for the Apple Watch Sport, in case you didn’t know. Apple has said in the past that the alloy is “60% stronger than most aluminum, and one-third the density of stainless steel” and that it’s “just as light” as the alloy that it’s traditionally used for its iPhones and iPads.
It’s not too surprising that Apple will take technology it developed for the Apple Watch and incorporate it into the iPhone, since we already know that Apple is planning on incorporating the Apple Watch’s Force Touch input technology into future iPhones.
All the same, having an iPhone with a tougher aluminium alloy will be a welcome development and we’re definitely curious to see how well it will hold up under the inevitable bend tests that will come when it launches this fall.