One of the more publicized product limitations that Apple has had to deal with recently was what ultimately became known as Bend Gate. This was where the larger iPhone 6+ would bend with relative ease, and result in misshapen devices from basic actions like sitting with the phone in one’s pocket, or leaning against a ledge. While this problem appeared to have been inherent to the larger form factor of the 6+, Apple seems to have fixed it with the iPhone 6s series.
In the iPhone 6s, Apple has used a new 7000-series aluminum alloy, and applied engineering to structure the phone in ways that highly resist bending. In a recent demonstration video, you can see the new iPhone 6s+ undergoing tremendous manual pressure, and ultimately requiring two people to purposefully attempt to bend the unit, before it finally warps (and only by a little bit). The new 7000-series aluminum’s strength in comparison to the older iPhone’s 6063-series aluminum can be seen in this recent demonstration video (YouTube).
Check out the iPhone bending demonstration here: