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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160 Comments

107. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"I am more worried about my thigh hitting a table and cracking my screen than it bending in my pockets." Yea...this right here. I mean we have enough to worry about as is.....I guess if you get the iPhone 6+....there is one more thing to worry about.

60. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

You're right and still people wrongly accused this site as *phonearena. Sad really.

12. Anthony6612

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

It looks like a nice phone. I've had androids forever. The least I can say is that Apple makes nice looking products. I just hate the OS though. And their business practices are horrible. I would never buy one myself but the new iPhone look nice. Hope they fix the problem soon. I sucks to spend that much money on a phone to have it do that.

14. jukkis

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Would not be a problem for me. I don't use phone that way :) But really, it should stand a little more bending, I agree.

15. babalove

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

this is an option by apple and we should be grateful for such feature u can have a straight iphone 6 or iphone 6 plus flex. people never understood what the plus was for

16. Limbopope

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I wonder who paid consumer reports for their "rigorous" testing. They should have known where the weak point was on the 6 plus but still decided to bend directly in the middle, releasing information that then undermined all the other bend tests that are floating across you tube... Don't trust consumer reports. They are as scientific as a dead fish with their procedures.

18. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Consumer Reports bent it in the middle which isn't its weak point.

78. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

iFixt pointed out that the screw behind the volume key may act as pivot point in which the phone may likely to bend.

17. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

I dont know why haters make a big hype about IP6+ bendings , they didn't know that it is one of APPLE iNNovations and iFeatures , so stop bashing apple and respect its products because they make the best and most perfect smartphones in the world !!!

61. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Lol wake up

20. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Obviously it bends, what I'm curious about is how this average overweight person can easily bend it, but the Squaretrade bodybuilder employee had such a hard time. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/25/no-you-probably-cant-bend-the-iphone-6-plus-unless-youre-a-bodybuilder/

115. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

A young kid bent one in store. It's an issue.

21. d_myke

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Was it ever in doubt? The speed and effort with which big media tried to cover up this remains disgraceful

22. sasch

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

i am no fan boy of any sort i like all phones that are good i phone 6 (Plus) or Samsung (Plural) i like them all if they are good Bendable or not. dude you should get a life you can bend other phones don't just pick the sturdy ones for your test whats with the Note 3 or the Samsung gs5 they bent. just because you heard the story your trying to get publicity for something that is absolutely stupid, you just enjoy your 15 min of Fame doushbag!

23. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

You knew you were buying an iPhone, you knew they come with problems. Lol

118. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

They bought the phone. They knew what they were getting into. I say let 'em bend! :-D

24. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Apple will sue this guy for some crazy-@ss lawsuit for sure LOL

31. poppy.a

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Apples status has been hit , and this will actually affect them badly. Apple can get away with outdated specs and feature lacking OS and still be fine, most of their customers don't care about tech and multitasking features of smartphone, the status its what they care about, apple logo is more important. ifans are blindly in love with apple ,they are happy with mediocre specs. That status has been hit and fans won't be happy

33. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

It will be a tough sell on countries that mostly prefer unlocked phones, the ''developing'' countries to be exact. I personally wouldn't spend my hard-earned $800-$1000 on a fragile device! Specially when it will surely alter the way (or in any manner thereof) you carry your phone (eg. no tight jeans, no sitting / squatting while phone is in your pocket, no heavy activities that'll trigger an accident causing your phone to bend etc etc) How crazy is that????

45. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

I hear what you're saying about parting with your hard earned cash, but I'm sure you will agree that just about all smartphones are fragile? I've treated every phone I've had with kid gloves, even my Lumias, and we all know how tough they are! The design flaw is proven here though and Apple need to at least be prepared to do something about it. Complaints are low at the moment, but I don't think Apple can take the chance that this won't grow over time.

37. jellmoo

Posts: 2583; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Now, I'm not saying that this isn't an issue, I believe it is. But comparing one of the thinnest flagships out there to one of the thickest, seems off. A comparison with other thin devices, like say the Galaxy Alpha or the Z3 might be more appropriate.

39. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

I'm glad that the negative publicity continues, because it means that Apple will have to do something about it eventually. I do like Apple products; I have a 5S with iOS 8.02, which I love and I intend to upgrade to the iPhone6. I do not like Apple's response to this problem. There is clearly a design flaw, and they need to address it as soon as possible. I suspect they are already reviewing the internal chassis design and may implement a running change in production. It isn't a huge deal at the moment (with 9 complaints), but the design flaw has been proved and they will need to be prepared to swap faulty devices with re-designed devices at some point. There's not much point in swapping a faulty 6 Plus for a new 6 Plus with potentially the same fault. They may be lucky and find that the issue never really takes off because the awareness is there and people are more careful with their devices.

44. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Apple are DOOOOOMED - yawn, how many times has this been said?

46. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

There's a report now circulating that tech publishers who aren't sympathetic to Apple in regards to Bendgate might get cut off by Apple in the future. Computer Bild from Germany bought an iPhone 6 Plus and bent it on video. An Apple rep called them and told them that they weren't welcome at any future Apple events and would get sent no more review units from now on. Now of course Apple may come out and say that their employee was wrong and didn't have the authority to make that decision, but for right now it looks like Apple hasn't learned from Antennagate at all. In the meantime it'll be funny to see the iFans coming in and howling in defense of the product they spent over 300 bucks on (or more).

52. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

Sniggly, can you send a link to that report? Very curious about this.

64. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

http://www.computerbild.de/artikel/cb-News-Handy-Apple-boycotts-COMPUTER-BILD-An-open-letter-to-Tim-Cook-10953399.html Here's the article from Computer Bild itself. Did you want me to send it in as a tip?

80. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Wow! I've only heard rumors about this. This is extremely brutal.

90. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Sniggly: Talks the Talk; and Walks the Walk! Thanks for the incontrovertible truth: What a bunch of iCHUMPS dropping a G for such a cheap, garbage-made POS.

137. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Wow!!! I wonder how many other sites are held captive by Apple like this. Terrible. Waiting to hear what they say in response to this. Also, what will the die-hards say about this? How can this be defended?

142. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh Damn! Where's our friend Mxyzptlk now? lol.
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