Do you own an Apple iPhone 6 or 6 plus, well if you do, you should be careful while carrying it in your pocket. Apple is facing complaints from people about bending of iPhone 6 and 6 plus in their pockets. However Apple defended itself by saying that “It is extremely rare for an iPhone to bend under normal usage, it is designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy”. But the bending problem has been reported by a number of iPhone 6 and 6 plus owners who kept their phone in their front pocket for long hours. The social media sized a special term “Bend Gate” for this specific problem. The issue first surfaced on Mac Rumors forums, where users have posted photos of their bent iPhone. One of the user claimed that he pocketed his 6 plus for about 18 hours in his front pocket, only to find the phone’s curvature.
The phone’s body is made up of thin aluminum, which is a light metal, so it seems unsurprising to me. Although Apple claimed that their 6 and 6 plus features stainless steel and titanium which increases the strength of some high-stress locations and had used the strongest glass. So it’s impossible for an iPhone to get bent under normal usage, the only way it can bend is when someone put it in his back pocket and sit for long hours. Well the bending could be the case with some of the faulty units, Apple is a reputed smartphone maker and so I trust them, they accept that so far they got only 9 complaints about bending, from their customers.
The video shows that iPhone 6 is bendable, really! It is made up of metal and subjected to follow the laws of physics, sure it will bend when you apply pressure and try it to bend by hands. It does not prove anything. Remember iPhone 6 and 6 plus are not the first smartphones with this bending issue, we have seen Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z1 and Lumia 925 with the occurrence of the same problem. Of Course the “Bend Gate” problem in these smartphones does not go viral as it is in the case of Apple iPhone 6 and 6 plus.
But if problem persist then it’s going to be bad for the future of Apple and iPhone. Apple must take some concrete steps to eliminate the problem because if they don’t then people will have more number of bend iPhones in future, 9 complaints in just six days seem to be the huge number.
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