iPhone 6 Plus Suffers From Bendgate

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are currently in the spotlight since they came out recently. Like always when a new device comes out, videos pop up on YouTube that show the device being put through some torture tests.  Some of the tests were done on purpose (i.e. drop test), while others may be done on accident (i.e. placing the iPhone in your tight jeans pocket).  In this post we discuss the latest problem with the iPhone 6 Plus: bendgate.

This unintentional torture test can be done by simply putting the iPhone 6 Plus in your tight jean’s pocket.  Many iPhone 6 Plus owners have found their phones are bending slightly over the course of the day (dubbed #BendGate).  9to5Mac wrote a short post about the bending problems that users are having. Aluminum, which is the material used in the rear casing, is quite malleable and the front panel is apparently not strong enough to prevent device from bending.  One Youtube user, Unbox Therapy, found that you can actually bend the device with just the strength of your hands. Apple will reportedly fix this problem at a cost.  The company charges $79 on AppleCare+ for accidental damage so it looks like this will be the cost of bending the iPhone back to normal.