Another test proves Apple iPhone 6 Plus bends, other phones don't

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus bendgate scandal broke up just a few days after the 5.5-inch phablet arrived on store shelves, and it’s been the source of so much controversy since then…
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105. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

shyt is hilarious and no he's not the INCREDIBLE HULK just another fool too break his own iPhone

159. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

This video would make David B|aine and Chris Angel proud.

2. Shinigami168

Posts: 4; Member since: May 08, 2013

My popcorn is ready :))

146. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Dude! I'm pissed that I missed this article when it first hit. I would have so been in the middle of every argument! lol, oh well.

3. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Haters vs Fanboys bring it on! :D

36. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Lol, this is PA, there are nothing but Droidsluts on this site..

42. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea....it took a few years to run the iFanny boys away.

94. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Just when I thought this site is full of Iphonatics.

135. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

They just posted an article about Samsung's Note 4 gap. They are keeping it balanced enough.

144. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That statement is 100% hypocritical. Your very statement proves it. The only reason why you're overwhelmed by Android user comments is because Apple released a phone and OS that was riddled with issues. And that is a factual statement, don't believe me? Read all the iPhone/iOS 8 headlines from the past two weeks.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Let the combat....BEGIN!! Seriously, I hope this forces Apple to take good look at this problem and fix it, asap. It's clearly going to be more than just "9 iPhones". Hopefully Apple will fix future versions and replace damaged product from customers.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple will replace ever bent phone that is brought in quickly, quietly and without question. They will not compile numbers on phones replaced for bending, because it's going to be many and will be very bad press. And you can believe they are already working on a redesign that won't look like a redesign but will strengthen the phone.

25. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

All several million iPhone 6 plus phones (out now and produced until now) are affected by this problem and all of them will show the affects within a year from general use. They literally will have to replace upwards of 5 million 6 plus phones at least, which isn't an easy hit to take. Also, they will have to redesign the chassis probably from the ground up seeing as how the internals are so tightly packed. It isn't a simple matter of adding more metal around that area or something (even that is complicated as hell). This is a problem that likely won't be resolved any time soon. Also, the resale markets for iPhone 6 pluses will dive hard because people will want to make sure it is a newer fixed model, whenever they come out, instead of the old messed up one.

40. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

They wont ALL show the effects from general use at all, what a ridiculous statement. I take good care of all my electronical products and i'm not concerned whatsoever about getting any kind of bend in my phone no more than i would worry about getting a cracked screen from dropping it. If i do then thats my fault, and yet i'm sure Apple will still give me a new phone without questioning it..

89. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Well, that's just fine for you, and others who treat their phone like fine china. For the rest of Apples customers, they're left with a phone that can take considerably less physical impacts than any comparable device.

125. myxomatosis

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

There's something called 'accidents' and they can happen to anyone, even the most careful play-it-safe people --that's why they're called accidents, because you obviously never have the intention to let anything happen to your devices but (at least once in your lifetime) something can and will happen

126. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Let's hope so @tedkord. This is a nightmare. Love the "Blue Beetle" reference in your screen name, btw.

5. blingblingthing

Posts: 962; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Is this the young child from the matrix all grown up now? First the spoon and now an iPhone?

8. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

iPay you not to do this #iBornthisway

9. Festwiz unregistered

You're bending it wrong. Love the moto x it's amazing.

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Only PA is obsessed with that bending thing. Other sites dont care at all.. PA just want clicks.

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Try telling the first video that released which received 46 million views ! Try not caring when you are one of those who actually went ahead and bought this phone and now has to live in fear of his/her precious $1000 might not bend in the pocket. and if the other sites dont care then maybe they should as the iPhones have sold more then 10 million already and its their duty to report which affects such a large crowd. No need to downplay the issue.

29. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

K :-).

53. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Cracked screens are a 'bigger' problem, yet phone sales rocket through the roof knowing that at any moment your screen can crack from a drop.... It is not about downplaying, it is about people making something out of someone, taking the device and purposely hurting it. My jeans pocket does not 'bend' like that. I am more worried about my thigh hitting a table and cracking my screen than it bending in my pockets. psa, dont own the phone, 3 here no bend issues, 1 without case.

67. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

your leg is round you know. all front pockets bend like that.

91. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Dropping a phone is an accident you should try to avoid. Putting your phone in your pocket without fear of damage is a given for every other phone on the planet. There's a HUGE difference.

106. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Not really, dropping a phone while an accident, most likely WILL happen. I have never met a person where the phone hasnt dropped more than 6in. Hell my phone is almost dropped regularly through the week off the couch an desk onto a tile floor, with and without a case on it. I have had screens crack while in my jeans cause it bangs on things with work, hobbies, and other things. And again, if you purposely bend your phone, then well, you get what you deserve, there have been 'tests' if you will, the pants test, that show the iphone 6+ doesnt bend as easy as some claim. I would garner the 'pants' story is a derp trying to play off their problem on others. Talking about pants, our test s4 here just blew its screen 3 days ago cause somone sat on it. Call the press, sitting on your phone will break it....

109. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Never broke a phone in the back pocket, nor has my wife who wears skinny jeans. You sound tremendously haphazard between numerous drops off couchs/desks an walking into tables an counter corners hard enough to break gorilla glass or the like in pocket that has a soft backing as your leg is not steel an offer no give. You are a known anti Android shill/troll, this just proves your far reaching efforts to do that. To assume this story thread is filled with fandroids which you despise. Dropping an not cracking every week versus in your pocket equals doomed lol. I agree this Apple bendgate is a bit far reached too but your post deserves to be hit a dose of reality too.

123. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Known shill/troll? Oh let me guess cause i dont bow down to your android king avatar like a sheeple? Yea that must be it. Buddy i have more Android devices currently in my hand than you probably do/own. I get to deal with them daily, new products old products, to my own personal products. I even RECOMMEND THEM. But that is neither here nor there. I simply stated a fact, i come across more broken screens, than what bent phone will occur in jeans. The amount of force needed to bend the phone, even in the video is a decent amount, it is not simply holding it in the hand and it bends. If it is in your pants, and your pants are that tight, then buy another phone. It is no different than a person putting it in their back pocket and cracking a screen. I would go into your other shill comment but not worth it. I watched the kid video, he tried to bend it, twice, white knuckles and couldnt. Then had to put pressure in one spot, on the back, with decent pressure to the point their knuckles were white and at one point his hands were even shaking. I would say accidental drops and screen cracking, is far more likely during use than. So much more likely, it is amazing not every single iphone has been bent in jeans....dear lord the return line must be so long by all those jean bendings.

117. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Dropping a phone is still an accident, no matter how likely it is. Breaking a phone because you carry it in your pocket is NOT an accident. Thus, the two issues are completely separate. While having a phone that can withstand drops to the floor (you'll be unlucky to break a Lumia from chest height) would be nice, having a phone that can withstand pocket pressure is mandatory, and any construction that can't equals a failed design.
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