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More worrying evidence of the iPhone 6 Plus' fragility: see it easily getting bent on video

More worrying evidence of the iPhone 6 Plus' fragility: see it easily getting bent on video
Several hours ago, we told you that a few iPhone 6 Plus owners discovered that their devices had suffered slight deformation from normal usage (i.e., just sitting inside a front pocket). Are these isolated cases, or is Apple’s new and huge iPhone a bit too fragile? Well, it seems that the latter is - unfortunately - the case.

The guys from YouTube channel Unbox Therapy tested just how much pressure the iPhone 6 Plus can take - using bare hands. As you’ll see in the video below, the device can be quite easily bent. Unlike LG’s G Flex, which is literally flexible, the iPhone 6 Plus obviously can’t regain its initial shape by itself. Sure enough, no sane person will try to bend his or her phone (regardless of its maker) like that. Still, this represents worrying evidence that the iPhone 6 Plus isn’t as solid as it should have been.

As you may know, the iPhone 6 Plus is made out of aluminum, and is Apple’s largest smartphone ever, measuring 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm). It’s also Apple’s heaviest iPhone: 6.07 ounces (172 grams).

We’re looking forward to seeing what Apple has to say about this problem - which has the potential to bother many current (or future) iPhone 6 Plus users.

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posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:26 9

1. JohnnyB2020 (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)


My phone bent Apple

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:30 10

52. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Magic 8-Ball says case manufacturers will sell a bunch of cases for the plus-sized iToy.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:42 30

59. HildyJ (Posts: 299; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Coming this holiday season from Apple - iJeans with a steel reinforced pouch for your new iPhone.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 22:32

158. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Maybe not from Apple, but almost certainly from some enterprising entrepreneur. I wonder if iJeans has been reserved as a trademark by Apple? If not….

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 02:10

208. Daniel.95 (Posts: 89; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Flexible iPhone.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:11

218. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


silly thats a new innovative feature from apple... bendable iphone, so you will not get bored with same old shape ;)
apple care about its customers

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 19:17

284. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 702; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


I'm sure there will be some company that will capitalize in this, in one way or another.

Or, people could just wise up and put a friggin case on their 6+ before putting it in their skinny jeans.

Glad I own a G2.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 00:40

191. the_matchless (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Lol Good One

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 17:25

257. deewinc (Posts: 338; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


How about an iRoller for $550 to straighten your iphone?
http://www.perumana.com/.../1632_wooden_roller-500x500.jpg

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 21:02 15

131. cheetah2k (Posts: 1627; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Apple says, You're holding it wrong! :p

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 21:43 1

143. Finalflash (Posts: 3279; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea, its made of "premium" materials. The nerve of some instigating that the infallible apple could be in the wrong.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 23:51 2

176. xtremesv (Posts: 298; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Or they will issue the list of official iJeans you have to wear for your iPhone 6 Plus.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 02:21 1

210. KParks23 (Posts: 650; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


If they come out with a statement "your carrying it wrong" imma ROTFL! The guys iphone in the video actually broke in his follow up vid

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:31 1

244. jack123 (Posts: 206; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Really, we should appreciate apple for making iBend technology for new iPhone 6+, it's an extra feature that represent on iphone 6+ over iphone 6. By the way not most phones that can bent and usable like that right? If anybody try to bend their phone, I wonder what the result it would be? bent or break into half?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 07:45

282. TMach (Posts: 461; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Nothing a little blue pill wouldn't fix! Apple working on embedding some powdered Viagra into the thin aluminium frame......!

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:48 21

63. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Look how the Galaxy Note 3 fared:
http://youtu.be/FwM4ypi3at0

Sums up a lot about the iPhone 6+ build quality....

Apple should learn their lessons and increase the phone's thickness next time.....

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 19:47 9

95. tuminatr (Posts: 782; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


I have a Note 3 had a Note 2 before that, I carry my phone in my front pocket and have never had an issue. The Note series is very durable

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 20:36 2

119. kurtdean99 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


Use your brains. Does note 3 is that thin as Iphone 6?

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 20:57 25

129. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


And the thinness has something to do with bendability? Use your brain!

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 22:02 29

150. tuminatr (Posts: 782; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


I did use my brain thats why I have a Samsung not and Apple

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 02:30 2

211. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Hahahahhahahahaha awsome replyy broo

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 09:49 1

241. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 190; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Excellent reply broo.. Lolzzzz :P Hahahahaaaa Good1 +1..:D

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 00:25 5

187. xfire99 (Posts: 882; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Who wants a thin phone that bends? Sony Z Ultra is 6,5mm and 6,4" big and doesnt bend.
Use u iBrain now.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 02:05

203. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


what about z1 .have a look .
http://www.gizmobolt.com/2013/11/17/xperia-z1-screen-and-body-bent-appears/

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:46

231. willytbk (Posts: 238; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


true, and it's plastic which is flexible :p the front glass is also much more flexible compared to metal

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 20:49 4

126. nothingmuch (Posts: 196; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Yeah the Note 3 flexes! I bend it all the time when I go to remove my UAG case... tough 'lil sh*?

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:15

225. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


so the plastic is more durable than metal

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 09:57

278. osanilevich (Posts: 285; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


its not entirely about thickness, they could just use a different material

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 20:13 8

106. wrm2013 (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


to bad Steve Jobs isn't around to fire half of apple for this.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 19:09

263. RoundhouseMcGee (Posts: 188; Member since: 25 May 2014)


Yeah. It's also "too bad" he isn't around to tell all the people who bought that.....thing....how it's their fault it broke.

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