New photos allege to show the rear casing for Apple’s next-generation “iPhone 6s Plus.” The photo shows a gold rear casing, that is claimed to be made of a new, stronger material than the back plate of the current handset.
The alleged “iPhone 6s Plus” component was obtained by Future Supplier, who noted that aside from some slightly different screw placements, the casing design is largely identical to the current iPhone 6 Plus. That’s to be expected, as this year’s new iPhones are expected to be an “s” upgrade cycle with largely the same form factor as last year.
The source for the photos indicates the material for the new rear shell feels “stronger” than the material used for the current iPhone 6s Plus. The source suggests the current casing is smoother than the alleged leaked part.
The information jibes with claims last month from industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who said the next iPhone will be constructed of the same 7000 Series aluminum used on the Apple Watch Sport device. That allow is said to be 60% stronger than most aluminum, with just one-third the density of stainless steel.
The report indicates that other than the differing screw placements, the part appears to be largely the same design as the current back shell, even down to the shade of gold used.