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#Bendgate: LG France pokes fun at the iPhone 6 Plus, completely backfires

#Bendgate: LG France pokes fun at the iPhone 6 Plus, completely backfires
The iPhone 6 Plus is a relatively easy device to bend -- a discovery that went viral, with even traditional media picking up and trying to capitalize on the buzz. 

As you can imagine, Apple's competitors are anything but silent on the matter, and rejoice the possibility of sneaking one at the Cupertino giant-- most already have. LG UK, for example, saw an opportunity to push the G Flex -- the world's first flexible smartphone that bends "on purpose". A few days later, the company's France arm decided to follow that example, and posted a similar tweet, again boasting about the G Flex and its ability to bend. What the folks behind Cult of Mac noticed, however, is that the tweet, in an ironic twist, was posted via an iPhone -- as you can see from the screenshot yourself.

It's worrying that the 6 Plus bends the way it does -- enough that Apple is likely to replace your unit if it passes an internal inspection. But the irony (and lesson) here is pretty clear -- while specifically sending the tweet from the G Flex may be overdoing it, at the very least don't use a product from the very company you're poking fun at to do it.

source: @cultofmac via GSM Arena; thumbnail courtesy of metrovinz

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posted on 26 Sep 2014, 03:20 5

1. AlikMalix (unregistered)

Oh this is getting old...

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 03:27 15

2. SerieuxNoir (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)

iFan confirmed

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 03:30 9

3. AlikMalix (unregistered)

oh yeah, you hate me dont you.. it makes you boil inside that I have an iPhone and enjoy iOS... are you angry.. hope you get some sleep..


posted on 26 Sep 2014, 03:44 32

9. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

No one hates you for your choice of phone, nor is anyone boiling over it. It's just ironic that Apple fans think this is getting old after a few days, when they spend years throwing the same pejoratives at Samsung and Android.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 03:48 12

10. f35hunter (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

+1 for you

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 03:52 8

11. Jimrod (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

The vast majority of people on sites like this that I can see are Android guys bashing Apple and their users (iSh@@p etc), I'm new here so I can see it all fresh - just look at the Camera shoot-out thread, so full of whine and accusations...

Go to Apple sites and Android is barely ever mentioned, the Apple users just don't care.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 04:02 12

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

its not about they dont care... they dont know anything except apple to care... how they can care? it requires brain and knowledge(atleast a little)... since you are new here, plz try reading all comments of an ifan with ID aba71983 as an example.... then you will know how senseless ifans can be

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 10:03 1

45. DnB925Art (Posts: 1060; Member since: 23 May 2013)

That aba71983 is the most BLIND iFan on this forum. While the other Apple fans have at least something intelligent to say, that guy is totally blind and just represents the typical iZombie. I bet he has a picture of Steve Jobs on his wall and prays to that picture every day.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 04:21 7

18. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

The same as Apple fanatics like you. Who confesses an android user but defending apple like flawless. Yeah some of the Android user here are just plain Basher but most of them are intelligent enough to know what is true innovation is. A lot of Android OEM accept criticism. But apple? They're always saying it's not their fault your iPhone failed because of the user itself.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 05:00 4

25. Nkolsen (Posts: 60; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

The difference is that this Isnt an android website, but A website for phones. And with A market share at 80% there Will be ALOT more androidusers............

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 08:05 2

37. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

"Go to Apple sites and Android is barely ever mentioned, the Apple users just don't care."

Now you are just lying.

And you must have came to this site fairly recently....because back in 2009, 2010 it was dominated by Apple, iPhone fans doing all the bashing.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 09:37 3

41. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

I take it you've never visited BGR, The Verge or Engadget... The biggest Android following is definitely here and on those sites it's definitely the exact opposite. Flame wars here are nothing compared to what goes on in those sites from both sides.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 10:04 3

46. DnB925Art (Posts: 1060; Member since: 23 May 2013)

BGR and you can also add Gizmodo are the worst Apple fan sites (outside of Cult of Mac, Apple Insider, and MacRumors).

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 11:29 1

48. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

Forgot about Gizmodo. Although, their readers weren't too happy with all of their iPhone 6 coverage (too much of it)... lol

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 14:30

52. Nine1Sickness (Posts: 382; Member since: 30 Jan 2011)

You hit it on the head Jimrod, I've been here for years and slowly watched PA turn from iPhone heavy readers to a bunch of Android trolls.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 16:27

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

isn't your statement is upside down? yes it is, true statement is "slowly PA bcom from iphone trolls to android heavy readers"

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 16:59

55. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

Because they just don't know.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 03:43

61. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

You see what you want to see. You just think you are open minded but what I see is an Apple nut hugging defender.mit doesn't matter if you are new here. You still have biases and yours is quite obvious.

Don't pull that I am new so I can see fresh crap, I can see right through you.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 14:16

63. Jimrod (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

And yet again someone proves my point about aggression and insults toward anyone who says anything positive about an Apple product. Listen to yourself. What did I say to upset you? That, God forbid, I like an Apple product? But sorry, that's nut-hugging, whereas your opinion is obviously more valid, informed and intelligent, right?

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 04:03 2

14. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1357; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

years by any mean 2012? i have yet to see any ban case since iphone 5 release. and you keep the hatred till now, my deeply sympathy, because samsung downfall now is from someone such as my avatar, attacking your backyard eating your crops, and you still guarding the front door defend apple enter...

dude, this is 2014, not 2012 wake up and see your backyard.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 04:11 2

16. AlikMalix (unregistered)

I think he meant that: while Samsung is guarding front door from Apple, Chineese manufacturers are eating up the market share from the low-to-mid class of phones...

If so, great post..

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 04:25 3

20. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1357; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

Spot on, not just that but also android one in India, but sad thing is they still sleep in the 2012 era and overspend every single ads just to against apple which is pure dumb, exynos used to no.2 choice for android developer, now taken by mediatek, yet samsung accused it's Apple chip's fault for stealing his developer.

Smartphone duopoly is long gone, except US, where blind American still worshipping only two products.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 04:06 7

15. AlikMalix (unregistered)

Dont act like you haven't seen the posts: iDiots, iSheep, Blind Followers, Steve Jobs Religion crap...

There were 9 phones bent maybe a little more, but you guys are acting like the second coming... Ready to crusify Apple and it's Users.. I'm just sick of being mocked for buying something that worked well for me for years, and a product I enjoy. I thought I found a website with a mix of apple and android, but all there is, is mockery and pure Apple Hate (and Android hate too). This whole website is a joke...

There are only a few individuals from Android users and Apple users that I enjoy talking tech with - the rest are these numb minded TROLLS... I almost got sucked into this BS... Thats why my posts are the way they are for the past few days... its depressing how stupid and hypocritical some people are. Android have their share of problems and a lot of them too.

I've tried Android it does not do things and things it does do it's not as convenient - but you like it, and guess what I dont think that you're an idiot, religiosly engrosed into it, or blind follower... I dont like a few things that apple does, but bottom line iOS is really really good for hundreds of million of poeple - but they're all mindless sheep right, apple propoganda right, they're not enjoying their purchase - they were TRICKED right?

Samsung even makes fun of Apple users, I dont have a billion dollar advertisement budget to make fun of Samsung - that really really LOW... Apple never made fun of you - AN ANDROID USER - it puts its ads against competition, Android users and PC users are not competition - they're consumers... Yet samsung commercials hire actors to portray iPhone users, NOT APPLE PRODUCTS...

But you will not see the difference, you just use it as ammo against people you dont understand.

The reason for my raging posts lately - is because there is no other site like this, that covers all Manufacturers on all platforms - AND i'm hoping this fanboyism ends soon - I want to chat about the latest and greatest, not constantly defend my choice on every Apple related article...

But if feels like you're buncha 12 years old getting your revenge at someone who beat you with an iphone or something.... give it a rest...

Dont you get tired of all this FROM APPLE TROLLS AND ANDROID TROLLS?

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 04:22 5

19. Jimrod (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

I completely agree - I come to sites like this because I like tech, I like to have banter with my Android and Apple-using friends (in real life) but it's all in good fun and we both acknowledge the pros and cons of both devices.

When you get online it all starts to get nasty, people take a good review of a product from a brand they don't use and treat it like the reviewer has spat on their mother. Loads of insults are hurled around and so much hate.

I play the game sometimes, rise to the troll bait, I know I shouldn't, I'm 37 years old and Brand Manager at an international company, but still I can't resist sometimes... The thing is I only do so when people make it personal and start insulting, that happens here VERY frequently it seems.

We're talking about phones, not family, I think people forget that at times, if someone uses something different to you then that's their choice, we can debate the differences and why we make our choices but the instant hate is just a little ridiculous.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 04:26 2

21. Jimrod (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

Also, it's like you said about iOS - everyone I know who uses an Apple product does so because they've used someone else's and been impressed, not just geeks, especially not geeks in-fact, older relatives and wives & girlfriends who have no interest in tech all use iPads now.

The only person I know who uses something other than an iPad in place of a laptop is my mother, whom I bought a Kindle Fire HD for, I have to visit every couple of weeks to explain something, my wife's parents constantly have me over fixing their Wi-Fi/Router/Sky TV etc but never yet have asked for help with their iPads, probably says something.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 04:43 2

22. AlikMalix (unregistered)

I love MOTO X - they "OK GOOGLE" is something I was envious of for a long time (I use SIRI for everything) - so glad Apple included "HEY SIRI" - now I send texts and change music while working on a site without needing to come to phone...

I love the stylus on Note 3 - I draw on my iPad so I have a case that includes a sleek holding strap for my stylus brushes, pencils, and pens (for the iPad), but including one within a cavity is great - I'm hoping Apple Copies that, lol.

I like the flashlight on the LG G3, that thing is bright, Apple has two flashes on the 5s, but for flashlight it uses only one one, LGG3 turns both of them on for a flashlight - makes it much brighter and the color of the light is (duh) more pleasant - kinda yellow tinted.

... There are hundreds of things I like about Android phones, but I cant name them because it just empowers the trolls to got anti-Apple even more. So from the three above: "Hey Siri" useless because it works only when phone is charging (I agree) but it's not useless, see its not like Siri is useless nor is the phone when not charging. No stylus on iPhone - useless, but no, the phone is quite capable without a stylus. Flashlight, not as bright as LGG3, useless, right? wrong - I use it when I need it, and it was enough.

But the reason why I dont just switch to android - like the 3 examples above and many more things I like in Android - it will require me to carry several phones. So, just like many of you we all make a compromise and choose one (some carry 2), I chose an iPhone because iOS has delivered many things that Android did not and then it improved those things through out my iPhone years. And it's even more convenient specially when you have more than one Apple product, it works for me best. Current features I use a lot is Siri to text, call, reminders, navigation, calling businesses (it's so cool it will find a phone number for any business as if you have it as one of your contacts). I facetime everyone with an iPhone - just seems more natural progression to calling now. I hate how limited text messaging becomes when it's with a non-iOS users (the green text bubbles). iMovie, iBooks, Hyperlapse, and other exclusives, including some exclusive 3rd party docks, home automation, and in-dash stereos in my old project car that include CarPlay - is making my iOS experience exactly what I want.

But these are not things you like and need - you want FHD screen because you like watching movies on your phone, or 3 gigs of ram, because you prefer smooth Android instead of laggy Android... (that was a pun). That brings me to my next point. iOS runs smooth with half the specs of Smooth Android phone - so who cares if my phone has single core 1.0ghz or octa core 4ghz as long as it's smooth and stays smooth for at least 3 years... Apple did that with my previous iPhone, and now I expect it to do that with my current. Specs mean nothing to someone who consistently enjoys quick, smooth OS

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 04:54 2

23. Jimrod (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

Yup, the competition is great to have for everyone, it keeps pushing all the companies forwards!

I never quite get the spec war thing either since I replied to a troll-bait post earlier on the matter with iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5, the troll was saying the iPhone is 2011 tech etc etc but when you look at the benchmarks the iPhone is still ahead so what's the point in throwing more RAM, more cores etc? Better to optimise rather than throw more at it! (ie: Big 70's US V8 engine vs modern 2.0 Turbo 4 Cylinder engine argument) - But as you say irrelevant really, all that matters is how it runs and works in practice!

FYI - the flashlight on the iP6 is REALLY bright and uses both flashes, I looked at it before I started typing this and I'm still half blind. :\

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 05:04 1

27. AlikMalix (unregistered)

So, since you're new here, there are a few folks here that are great to debate with, just ignore the rest - it's a pain to filter thru all, and sometimes u just get sucked in - but I'm hoping this will end soon now that Android phones are really shaping up...

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 09:00 1

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

plz dont be so sad dude... let the people express what they like or what they hate... apple will not offer you any share if you can convince android fans to stop criticising... its ok, plz dont be so sentimental, you are 37... just read all criticism and learn to ignor if you feel its not ligitimate or simply leave this site if you dont have a capacity to read, well its upto you

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 10:17

47. DnB925Art (Posts: 1060; Member since: 23 May 2013)

I think you're a cool dude with intelligent posts. I actually enjoy reading people who post intelligent retorts. As an Android suer myself, I often times recommend iOS to other people at work on many occasions.

What I do have a problem are (both on forums and in real life) are some Apple fans who are the typical iSh33p/iZombie. Like that aba71983 guy. First, we're both Filipino and the way he acts represents how many of the "show-off" Filipinos act, who only buy such things because they are status symbols (and yes in many 3rd world countries like the Philippines, people define their wealth and status from the brands they carry since the vast majority of people are very very poor), and second, his posts are very unintelligent and really add nothing but to troll and anger.

There are just as many unintelligent Android fans as well, so don't fret either ;)

I like going here because I love mobile devices in general and love to talk tech with others who also love mobile devices.

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