Bendgate: Apparently You Can Bend iPhone 6 Plus With Your Bare Hands [Video]
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are without a doubt Apple’s greatest smartphones to date, and with a thin profile of just 6.9 and 7.1mm, respectively, bringing these devices to life wasn’t a walk in the park. And Apple’s design and engineering team had to make use of very limited space to squeeze everything into one place, but that came with a trade-off, apparently, that might leave iPhone 6 Plus users thoroughly disgruntled.
Earlier today, we started hearing reports from users that their iPhone 6 Plus devices were being bent out of shape when placed in their pockets. And the sad thing is: we’re not making this up one bit; it’s actually happening and there are several photos floating around on social media to prove it.
It somewhat makes sense too why this is happening, considering that Apple had to go extremely thin on the rear casing of the device itself to maintain a very slim profile, and when that very same shell is stressed beyond its specified limits, it starts to experience a bending routine.
As demonstrated on video by Unbox Therapy on YouTube, you can achieve this with your bare hands if you apply force to the device’s weakest point, which is around the volume buttons on the back instead of center. Check out the video below and see for yourself how it unfolds:
It is important to note here that something similar has happened last year too when iPhone 5s users started to experience the same thing – seeing their smartphones bent out of shape when taken out of their pockets.
The takeaway advice here: don’t stress your smartphone to the point where you’ll know it would be damaged, and it’s best to keep it inside a hard case to make it bend-proof. All devices have their weakest points, and if you push or apply too much force on that point, it is bound to bend or break.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has seen record breaking sales for Apple. With 4 million pre-orders in 24 hours and 10 million devices collectively sold in just three days after release, the devices are a massive hit in the market.
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