WATCH: iPhone 6 Bending Problem Exposed in Shocking Video


VideoVideo related to watch: iphone 6 bending problem exposed in shocking video2014-09-24T12:36:40-04:00

The iPhone 6 has a bending problem, and angry fans are calling out Apple over “Bendgate.” Check out the video above to see how badly the iPhone 6 has been bent after people put it in their pockets.

A user on the MacRumors forum was one of the first to report this problem. He noted that he saw his iPhone 6 bend over the course of just 18 hours. Despite surprisingly good showings in a number of drop test videos and torture test videos, the iPhone 6 does seem to have a bending problem. How much of it is user error and how much is a manufacturing issue is a matter of debate. Some people argue that putting an iPhone in your pocket without a case is just asking for trouble. Others argue that for what Apple is charging, the phone should be more sturdy.

The iPhone 6 comes in three storage options: the 16GB ($199), the 64GB ($299), and the 128GB ($399). The 6 Plus has three options, too: the 16GB ($299), the 64GB ($399), and the 128GB ($499). If you buy off-contract through T-Mobile, expect to pay at least $649. For iPhone 6 users who’ve dropped several hundred dollars on their new phone, having the phone visibly bend within days of purchase is extremely frustrating. Factor in the ongoing bugs in iOS 8, and the iPhone 6 is starting to look like a bad buy to some consumers.

Apple fans have taken to Twitter to complain about the bending issue, using the hashtag #bendgate. Here are some of their frustrated tweets:


Does the iPhone 6 Plus Bend with a Case?Does the iPhone 6 Plus Bend with a Case? iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test: youtu.be/znK652H6yQM I'm giving away 50 iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases with Spigen! just check out the links below and come back with a comment on which case you want! iPhone 6 Slim Armor: amzn.to/1CezuVM iPhone 6 Tough Armor: amzn.to/1ruat5P iPhone…2014-09-24T05:21:28Z

Wondering if the iPhone 6 bending problem can be prevented by using a case? Check out the bend test video above which features an iPhone 6 in a case. While the iPhone 6 bending problem is bad news for Apple, it may be good news for Apple’s competition:


Galaxy Note 3 Bend Test (iPhone 6 Plus Follow-up)How will the Note 3 hold up compared to the iPhone 6 Plus in a similar bend test? Squarespace: squarespace.com/unbox Offer Code: UNBOX FOLLOW ME IN THESE PLACES FOR UPDATES Twitter – twitter.com/unboxtherapy Facebook – facebook.com/lewis.hilsenteger Instagram – instagram.com/unboxtherapy Google Plus – bit.ly/1auEeak2014-09-23T23:35:57Z

Wondering how a different smartphone does when subjected to the bend test? Check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 bend test video above. The new iPhones are expected to compete directly with Samsung’s newest flagship devices, the Galaxy S5 and the upcoming Note 4.

Apple has responded to criticism about the iPhone 6’s bendability, stating that only nine users have experienced this bending problem. The company has instructed Apple Store employees to replace any affected iPhone 6 units that are under warranty, following a visual inspection.

Want to see all our iPhone 6 coverage in one place? Go here to read more iPhone 6 news.


Comment Here
Subscribe
Notify of
2 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
2
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x