Here we were, thinking that we had heard the last of Bendgate. Let us summarise what Bendgate is all about, just in case you should have been out of media coverage since the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were launched.
The first images and complaints about bent iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appeared just a few days after the launch-event on twitter and other social media sites. People were complaining about their brand new expensive phones bending while carrying them in their trouser pockets.
Defenders claimed that people were at own fault when having their phones in the back-pocket or skin-tight jeans. But it didn’t just happen in those scenarios according to reports, it also happened to people wearing normal trousers and having the iPhone in the front pocket. Apple publicly denied that this was a big issue and said they only got reports of 9 phones in total that had bent.
The internet wasn’t satisfied with this statement and about a month ago a new website sprung up called One of the Nine. Their goal is collect photos of bent iPhones to show that more than nine units are affected like Apple said. Despite not having had much media coverage, the site already got 327 photos where off the first 300 images have been compiled into a video accompanied by a song that’s almost guaranteed to make you smile while watching it.
Thanks to BGR for providing us with this information
If you’ve just picked up one of Apple’s hot new smartphones, we’ve got some very bad news. Reports are swirling that the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models have a major design flaw – the framework of the phone seems to be able to bend with extreme ease; permanently altering and damaging the devices shape and stature. Hundreds of people have taken to Twitter to post about their experiences with their bent iPhone, with many claiming their device became bent simply by storing it for long periods of time in their front jeans pocket.
Yesterday, I left at 10am with the iPhone in my left FRONT pocket of my suit pants. I drove 4 hours to a wedding, which also involved a lot of sitting during dinner etc but also 2-3 hours of dancing. I left at 2am and went to bed, driving home 4 hours back.
So in total, the 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mostly.
As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive (yes, sitting again ), I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted.
A popular YouTuber ‘Unbox Therapy‘ also posted a fairly in-depth look at the strength and build of the iPhone 6 Plus. The video is available below for viewing. The reports of iPhone 6’s and 6 Plus’ bending so easily and drastically has the potential to lead to an unprecedented level of recalls for Apple’s iPhone device – and to be honest we’re extremely surprised to see a fault as major as this this slipping through Apple’s renowned build quality, engineering and testing procedures. One thing is for certain however – Cupertino looks like it might be in for a very rough set of months ahead, and it will be extremely interesting to see how the company reacts to the shocking reports. At the time of writing we don’t have any iPhone 6’s on us to test the construction out – and even if we did, we’d be very weary breaking such an expensive piece of technology. For those of you who have picked up Apple’s latest iPhone – handle with care.