3D Touch displays add weight to new iPhones



    Sep 18, 2015

    3D Touch displays add weight to new iPhones

    IF YOU haven't realised by now, the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are heavier than their predecessors despite having the same display size and design.

    What contributed to the extra weight on the new iPhones? Their new 3D Touch displays, according to tech site 9to5Mac.

    Apparently, the new display assemblies of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus weigh twice as much as the one used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Based on the figures from the official environmental documents for the new iPhones, the display assembly of the iPhone 6s weighs 29g, which is more than double the 12g display assembly of the iPhone 6.

    To recap, the iPhone 6 weighs 129g, while the iPhone 6 Plus is at 172g. The iPhone 6s comes in at 143g and the iPhone 6s Plus at 192g.

    Considering the amount of advanced engineering - capacitive sensors integrated into the backlight of the display - and technologies - the new taptic engine - packed in the 3D Touch display, it is not surprising that there is a significant weight gain for the new iPhones.

    This corroborates a report by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, that Apple could not unveil a thinner iPhone this year due to the technical limitations of current glass-to-glass solutions.