A video collage shows 300 iPhones affected by #bendgate

A video collage shows 300 iPhones affected by #bendgate
Ah, the infamous #bendgate – what started with a couple of user reports of an iPhone 6 Plus having bent out of shape by just being kept in one's pocket; went through a couple of medias intentionally warping the handset on video, as to prove that such a deed is possible; resulted in mass ridicule and mass complaints from other affected users, how many of which are legitimate is a mystery; and was intensified by Apple's tiptoeing around the matter – Cupertinians claimed that only 9 users have reported a legitimate issue with their iPhone 6 Plus having bent on its own, and also revealed footage of how they stress-test the new handhelds.

Naturally, the Internet was not pleased with Apple's willingness to belittle a problem, which seemingly affected more than 9 users. Thus, bent iPhone pictures were shared via various media, Twitter being the one most often used. Today, one can find a website, compiling pictures of 300 different bent iPhones, sarcastically named "One of the Nine". Apparently, the website is quite popular, as it can not be accessed at the current moment, due to "maintenance". However, a loyal user, and obviously – an avid #bendgate fan, has created a video collage of all the pictures, accompanied by what is probably the best possible soundtrack one can put on such a video. You can check it out below.


via: BGR

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54 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It was an issue blown out of proportion

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

True. Inspite of seeing a video evidence of 300 phones being bent we should blindly believe Apple that there are only 9 cases. I am sure you wouldn't say that its out of proportion if your $1000 iPhone was suffering from that issue.

42. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

He can't handle the truth

12. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Steve Jobs is probably saying, "You are pocketing it wrong," from his grave.

47. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

...More like from HELL.

53. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Im a Note 3 user. I'd say if Steve jobs were alive he would never produce that iP6+ piece of crap. Let alone the 128GB model may have major hardware memory problems

19. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It is NOT out of proportion. Its a $800 phone.

31. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Correction a 900$ phone.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

You would say it's an issue blown out of proportion. Clearly it's not, if 300 Apple customers iPhones (and there is undoubtedly more) suffer from this problem. For a phone this expensive, coming from such an acclaimed company as Apple, this should never have been.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're also saying it was blown out of proportion because you ADMITTEDLY do not own an iPhone 6.

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if 300 users posted their pix on this one website, how many do you think are out there? I bet that's not even 1% of the people with the issue. Try using your brain once n a while.

33. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

You're right, it's possible that's not even 1%, but there's no way of knowing. I believe many iPhone 6 pluses are bending, but I also believe some of those bends were intentional, especially the ones that have significant damage (I think those are the ones Apple is refusing to replace). The only thing we can do right now is wait until the 1 year warranty is over. If the iPhones bend after the warranty and Apple doesn't replace it, you can be sure there will be pissed consumers that'll take legal action.

51. willard12 unregistered

I guess their customer service might not be so great afterall.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

Are you telling ME to use my brain once in awhile? Do you know how many people out there that have this problem WON'T post pics to any site, choosing rather to go into an Apple store thinking they will solve the problem, only to get turned away? Perhaps YOU'RE the one that needs to use his brain once in awhile.

29. ChrisK_5434

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

They are way more than 300. If you check this website, it only counts the ones that have visual evidence (photos). His twitter timeline tracks hundreds more. And is only a month after release.

40. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

No. It wasn't blown out of proportion iFangirl. You'll defend Apple to your last breath, even when they're dead wrong. Talk about being hooked on the apple flavored kool-aid.

2. Wulfgardr

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

I guess satire is satire, but I sense more anger and resentment against a device, a hardware and software house such as Apple, rather than plain and utter laughter.

3. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

300 * 1000 $ =300000$ waste of hard earned money

6. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

And where does it go ? In Apple's pocket

24. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Many people in the US never come close to spending that on a phone. Subsidies and trade-in programs minimize upfront costs by a lot.

41. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

They may minimize upfront costs but you pay for it over the life of your contract.

43. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Which is fine for many people. It's no different than how many people buy homes or cars. Many people would rather minimize their expenditures so they opt for smaller payments until it is payed off.

44. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Wasn't saying there was anything wrong with it. Just pointing out that people in the US(myself included) do pay full price for devices. Just not upfront.

32. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

All that money could of been paid off to their intuition

49. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

It wouldn't be a waste of hard earned money if Apple agree on replacing all of them. The joke's on Apple because if there are a hundred thousand of iPhone 6+ bending on normal use (out of 3-6 million sold) and going to be replaced, that would mean that there are more reject products than good hence, increased overhead expenses than profit. But I think Apple already foresaw these rejects due to their rip off prices.

4. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Where did that 9 number come from again? A number should have never been mentioned. We knew it was more than 9 people affected. Actually some people believed it was 9 but that's a different story.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

That's probably the number of warranty replacements that Apple has honored. Which is pathetic.

10. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I saw something where a guy had his iPhone 6 Plus in a case and when he removed it realized that it got bent inside the case. So there are probably tons of people out there with bent phones and they just don't realize it because it's inside a case.

21. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Keep in mind the date. Apple gave out the "9" number six days after the phone was released which means that nine people had received their phone, had it bend in their pocket, and contacted Apple within five days. Since then Apple has been silent on the numbers but by now it's probably well more than 9 or even 300.

37. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I understand that logic, but didn't they sell an insane number after 6 days? Even if what you say is correct, why even give a number when it is clear that there is a design flaw with the 6+?

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