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Friday, September 11, 2015

Both New iPhones Will Be 10% Heavier Than Their Predecessors

Apple left out quite a few details in its keynote. They didn't mention they were discontinuing the gold-colored iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s in favor of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus which will be available in four colors - silver, space gray, gold and the new rose gold.

The other thing Apple always seems to do at its keynote is brag about how their new devices get thinner and lighter every year. This year they couldn't say the same thing about the new iPhones.

According to the technical specifications on Apple's website, the new iPhones will be 10% heavier and a few fractions of a millimeter thicker and larger than its predecessors. I posted about the difference in dimensions yesterday but take a look at the difference in weights...

iPhone 6s: 5.04 ounces (143 grams)
iPhone 6: 4.55 ounces (129 grams)

iPhone 6s Plus: 6.77 ounces (192 grams)
iPhone 6 Plus: 6.07 ounces (172 grams)

So what did Apple actually pack into these things? The physical dimensions haven't changed much, neither has the battery life. My guess is the new display which supports Apple's 3D touch technology is probably a little heavier among other things. The new displays have the same resolutions though at 326 ppi and 401 ppi respectively.

Source: Apple

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