“Information on the materials that will be used to build Apple’s so-called “iPhone 6s” was detailed by well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, in a research note summarized by Macotakara,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“According to Kuo, the next iPhone will be slightly wider and taller by about 0.15 millimeters, while it will be thicker by 0.2 millimeters — changes that could be due to the new Force Touch display expected in the device,” Hughes reports. “For perspective, the current iPhone 6 measures 6.9 millimeters thick, while the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1 millimeters.”

MacDailyNews Take: Our iPhone 6 Plus units seem ridiculously thin, yet they’re already incredibly rigid for their thinness. We take them everywhere, often sans cases, but no signs of any deformation whatsoever.

Hughes reports, “As for the 7000 Series aluminum, Apple introduced it in the Apple Watch [Sport], touting that it had created an entirely new alloy that’s 60 percent stronger than most aluminum, while just one-third the density of stainless steel.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Bring it on – our 7000 series aluminum Apple Watch Sport units, worn every waking hour for nearly two months now, still look brand spanking new. It’s actually amazing how untouched they look.