Apple just can’t catch a break…. or can it. The Wall Street Journal and other news sources are reporting nine complaints relating to Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus bending in users pockets.
Apple’s most recent issue plaguing its new product launch has been dubbed #bendgate – and adds another issue to those already impacting the iPhone 6’s launch.
The number of iPhones that bent is infinitesimal (nine iPhones) compared with the number of iPhones in consumers pockets (millions of iPhones). I would not worry too much about becoming a victim of #bendgate. However, I would still be careful about sitting on your new iPhone 6 lest you become the latest victim.
Apple’s competition is already capitalizing on the newest problems effecting Apple’s latest product launch on Twitter:
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) September 25, 2014
— LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) September 24, 2014
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) September 25, 2014
Apple’s response to reports of bending iPhones is that both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus passed a series of tests meant to check the products’ strength and durability through everyday use. Apple further stated that its new iPhones are made from a custom grade of anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength, and stainless steel and titanium inserts reinforce high-stress locations (apparently not well enough). Apple invited some journalists to experience Apple’s testing lab in Cupertino, California to see the testing process for Apple’s new iPhone (below).
I never understood keeping your new and expensive iPhone in your back pocket and then sitting on it. Do you sit on your phone? Have you had any problems with it bending? How much do you weigh?