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The iPhone 6 bending or not, these #bendgate jokes are too funny!

The iPhone 6 bending or not, these #bendgate jokes are too funny!
It's not a proper major iPhone launch event if there isn't some issue to go viral and raise a major ruckus on social media. It's been a while since the iPhone 4 "antennagate" scandal rocked our worlds, and the iPhone 5's "scuffgate", but for equal parts good and bad, the iPhone 6 and its #bendgate issue are back to deliver love, hate, drama, and most importantly - jokes!

By posting these little gems of satire and having a shared laugh about it, we in no way give Apple a silk glove treatment in case it somehow failed to ensure its big, beautiful phone retains its form under the most regular stress a smartphone faces in its life - being carried in a pocket. Apple isn't one to slack off when such issues arise to tarnish its name, so we're expecting it to intervene soon. And we're not talking about patenting and making wider jeans.

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posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:44 23

1. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


I wonder,how TIM cook would feel after reading one of these.
Its Bend it like Beckham all over apple.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:50 30

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


He will pay the iFanboys to troll tech sites and Youtube with lag jokes and security jokes about Android.

Oopsy, making security jokes? I see your wee wee on your puny iPhone. :P

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:17 4

19. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Meanwhile, enjoy bendgate............................. ;) :P :D

Now they have to buy iPhone 6 repair kit.

Don't bend it that way...

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 04:52 2

32. My1cent (Posts: 342; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Waiting for this feature long time ago, imagine what you can do if they put that bendable BATTERY inside! AWESOME!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 09:04 1

56. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


nothing because the software will crash it. lol

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:45 1

40. blitzkreig (Posts: 103; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)


lol.. that was funny..

+1

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:53 3

6. Finalflash (Posts: 2790; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Unfortunately no one should care what tim cook feels, it is what the customers who got screwed by this that should be worried. This is likely a problem with all iPhone 6 pluses and will eventually come around to affect all of them given time. Apple isn't going to recall anything due to millions of products being affected and they likely will issue a rubber band case like in the case of antenna-gate. Oh well, hopefully they replace those handsets affected for free. Likely this will require a substantial redesign of the phone because they made it such a tight fit to begin with.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:59 4

12. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Hey Dali, you're bending it wrong

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:18 4

20. neops (Posts: 285; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


If you can't bend it, blend it. There's a blender for that

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBUJcD6Ws6s

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 04:49 1

31. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I realize most people here are making it look as if it's worse that it actually is, but the reality is it was bound to happen. It's not affecting that many devices and those that were affected already had some kind of weak spot. Did you see how much pressure it took to bend that phone in the video? Yea, you don't get that in real life situations.

Wired also passed a tip showing that placing the phone in your pocket, with the screen facing towards you easily averts this "flaw". The metal plate at the back of the phone is strong enough to withhold the pressure.

But yea, this is the internet and your eyeballs are all that matters.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:23 3

37. medtxa (Posts: 1126; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


only iphone 6 have the pocket bending ability

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:46 5

41. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Sine kind of weak spot? Yes, they're called volume controls and power button, and they're on ALL devices...!

Yes, it will take a deliberate effort to bend it like in the video, but numerous users are reporting slightly bent phones simply from keeping it in their pocket. It doesn't have to bend 4% to be deformed!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 09:03 1

55. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


the sad thing is people that buy apple phones will believe some of them if they see them.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 09:07 2

57. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


iIT WILL BEND WITH NORMAL FORCE your legs and body when you skip out on parts to make it lighter and thinner and use aluminium its going to happen to all, the thing is it depends on your jeans pocket if you have deep pockets no problem if you have medium or short pockets and the phone sticks out it will happen the stitching on the jeans pockets at the top is alot heavier duty then your iphone 6+

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 11:01 1

62. jroc74 (Posts: 5994; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


You dont have to put quotations around the word...flaw. Its an actual flaw. Anytime I have to put my phone in my pocket a certain way so it wont get bent....thats a flaw in the design.

I usually did that to keep the screen from getting scratched up or kept it in a pocket with no metal.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 11:55

63. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


And your pride for Apple is all that matters.You must have watched the wrong video (Note 3) .

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 00:58 1

65. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


hahahahahahaha, did you see the video while trying to bend a NOTE 3 the similar way they bent and cracked the 6 plus? why should I buy it if I have to worry about bending it? some devices affected? dude the entire line up is affected it's a flow in the design not a defective part. wake up. and yes, I love the internet because it saves people from paying 1000$ over a 2012-built-like-craap-phone.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:54 4

7. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


This is the only feature I liked about new iPhones.

#Bendgate

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:12 3

17. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Bender Bending Rodriguez: "Bite my shiny metal a**"

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:39 2

24. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


And now for some Futurama related #BendGate:

http://i.imgur.com/RBdwoyD.jpg

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 04:54

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


3rd and 14th is hilarious :D

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 09:02 1

54. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


the last one with the note or alpha is my fav.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:49 5

2. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Major Design flaw, I don't know what Ive was thinking.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:58 3

9. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


It was a hidden feature of an iPhone like many hidden features of iOS8.

But they didn't want their customer to find this feature but they found it.

This feature is called iBend and that's what Ive was thinking..

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:01 2

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


so it is like killing two birds with one stone? note 4 competitor and if required then note edge competitor with bendable screen

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:50 2

3. DogeShibe (Posts: 1111; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


inb4 iTrolls.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:04 2

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


ifans cannot accept anything against apple... imesmerizm

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:52 4

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


iFanboys RAGEEEEEEEEEE.....!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:55 1

8. Af1rPA (Posts: 681; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


lololololols

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:58 3

10. MegaEvolution (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


Bent my iPhone 6 128gb space grey and iPhone 6+ 128gb gold for no reason :)

Can't wait to buy another one, this time another way round, iPhone 6 the gold and 6+ the space grey, still 128gb each :)

Why you ask? No reason tho :)

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:00

13. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1034; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


If you bent both, why you still able to comment?

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:01 3

14. MegaEvolution (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


Via iPhone 5s gold 64gb with Swype keyboard to comment fyi :)

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:38 2

23. bbblader (Posts: 588; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Member since: yesterday...

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:06

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


even if iphone will be thrown in a volcano, still ifans will be able to comment... thats called an innovation

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 02:58

11. pegasso (Posts: 271; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


There is no iSpoon

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:07

16. DogeShibe (Posts: 1111; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Lol
Still remember "Hello , Mr.Anderson"

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:13 2

18. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


It is not the phone that bends, it is the reality distortion field.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:06 1

15. LeBrownJames (Posts: 201; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


Iphone 6: "Bend" to perfection.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:26 4

21. TechnicallyNo (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


The $200 jeans is funny. Unfortunately the $300 is misleading because it's on contract. Trust me, the replacement won't be $300 =P

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:32

22. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 327; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Lol at all the fandroid geeks - why would i be raging? I look after my 6 Plus, therefore it won't break. When i was an idiot and dropped my Nexus 4 on the concrete, guess what??? It broke!!! *gasp* Although please carry on, i love reading your speccy geek comments, it makes my day go so much faster at work lol

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:44 3

25. TheNeighbor (Posts: 216; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Yes, just hope that 6 Plus everywhere. Don't even risk putting it in any pocket at all. Meanwhile, we can put our in our pockets.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 04:21

29. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 327; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Been in my pocket most of the time since i've had it...come on man, be less of a child please. The first story that started all this fanfare was because a guy with a tight pocket was sat for 18 HOURS probably near enough crushing the device which ended up warping it slightly. It's Apple, therefore media explosion...10 million sold and a handful have problems. Other companies would kill for a failure rate that low...Stop making it to be something it isn't. The jokes however, are funny though...The issue with iOS 8.0.1 was the real problem, that should never have happened and hopefully will be rectified soon..

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:42 4

39. AntiFanBoyz (unregistered)


Be less of a child? Look at your initial post. Hypocrite.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:59 1

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


yeah, a guy with a tight pocket and you probably have a special innovative ipocket... so its a pocket's fault, again apple is flawless

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 03:47 2

26. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Last time I checked none of my phones, both metal and plastic, did not get bent out of shape. Nicked, yes, but bent? nope.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:54

43. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Ignore that double negative... None of my phones got bent whether made of metal or plastic.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 09:12

58. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


drop your iphone 6 on the concrete i bet it will shatter just like all the videos show, it landing in dirt with a parachute and still shattered the screen no other phone broke.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 04:05 1

27. techguyone (Posts: 199; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Good! maybe now there will be a trend back to thicker phones now that the laws of physics has kicked in. (Better battery life too if they do)

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 04:06

28. trnz007 (Posts: 39; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


pic no.2 and pic no.16 made me laugh........ROFL :D

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 04:29 1

30. alexer (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Sep 2014)


It's because MADE IN CHINA

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 06:13 1

46. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Designed in California/USA By Apple.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 09:14 1

59. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


designed in Taiwan by htc, taken by apple force. "you say anything we sue you"

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:26

38. toto2014 (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Just admit it:-)

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 05:53 2

42. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Maybe they can try microwaving it to fix this iSsue.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 06:13

45. MichiGo (Posts: 169; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


Isnt picture 4 a computer O_O

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 07:21

51. vinnyb4202 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


The Macbooks have the same feature as the 6!

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 06:32

47. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Well the designer is British...I mean, c'mon...British designer???

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 06:46 1

48. tnuc2014 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


This is not really acceptable Apple, and it's not a one off with pretty basic design flaws in the past on antennas and weak anodized surfaces.

Do you even do any testing on your products before launch? If you do, it would suggest that you find faults which would delay the launch but choose to launch anyway.

I'm not an Engineer, but I'm bright enough to know that there would be stress points around the buttons because the phone is so thin at those points. These areas should have been reinforced in the mould, or perhaps you could / should have made the phone a bit thicker.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 06:57

49. jroc74 (Posts: 5994; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Some of those I saw already, some I didnt. Some were very funny....lol.

Hey, I wonder what some think about the new clip with the other phones put to the bend test, Moto and Nokia fared the best. M8, with its metal body did good too.

This is funny and sad at the same time...

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 07:15 3

50. vinnyb4202 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


Everyone needs to stop right now with these jokes, this is rediculous. There is no need to...Get bent out of shape over this!

Ba dum cheeee.

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