#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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62. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The LG Optimus G and Nexus 4 rocked. And then the G2 had its moments but they dropped the ball. Downhill ever since IMO.

57. patroni0

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

who here has an LG G flex? oh... no one?....

51. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Now this! Really you needed this LG? Why all these manufacturers reacting too much? Samsung LG HTC even 'good boy' of mobile industry Sony also joined this time. This 'Bent' is really too much just like showed in video. Giving free publicity to iPhone. N despite of all fun, joke, tease n hatred once again as usual iPhone proved itself in market. iPhone followers dont even bother. If Apple get cold why these guys sneeze? Over hyper, over priced, evil practice, 2012 tech, ish@@ps whatever bla bla bla complaint against Apple, but no one can deny that end of the day Apple matters iPhone matters. Good way or bad way that is another story.

50. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

+1 for you LG G Flex. HAHAHA! iPhone deserves that compliment coz PhoneArena loves to compare iPhone 6 with older devices and says iPhone is better. BUTT HURT?

49. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

How do they figure out from what device the tweet came from? When I look on Twitter it never lists that portion about the tweet being posted via android or iPhone for Twitter.

42. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Je ne sais pas...

36. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I think the point is pretty simple for most to get - LG posting from iPhone, regardless of model that's not a great advertisement for your brand.

35. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

How does this completely back fire...it doesnt say it came from an iPhone 6+..... I swear Apple fans will try their best to turn any negative situation concerning Apple around...

34. rbasky61

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 21, 2012

If they ask me to select between LG G3, Sammy S5, Moto X 2014, iP6, BB P-port and Nokia's best.. Even some of them are more expensive than iP6.. Is still go for iP6/+ cz I am very careful of handling my phone. Carelessness can ruin anything. I go for features and ease of use..lastly Apple can innovate and can setup a trend which others just follow and copy.. envy..

31. AlikMalix unregistered

Hey everyone look at post #30... it's really deep especially after what was posted regarding the problem... I bet he gets a lot of up-votes...

24. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Epic fail LG, First, poking twice with using the same G flex joke and second, ironically tweeting via iphone. Huge blunder.

8. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014


7. John.v2

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

phonearena is cashing on .....the most on this whole bendgate thing..... they were so out of news a couple of days back

12. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

out of news? may be your news subscription is finished or you didnt pay your bills, so they are showing you only few news

17. AlikMalix unregistered

Well, some Apple haters were complaining that all the news was about iPhones, and now they stopped coplaining.. wonder why?

39. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

bcoz time of over praise is over... now ifans are complaining ;) let the negative news also flow

56. AlikMalix unregistered

What's wrong with good news about iPhone or Apple, or iOS?

59. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

nothing wrong but excessive is little over, and it was getting excessive beside that just praise praise praise is not good at all when we know there are also down sides of apple... things should be presented fairly to readers instead of making it looks like promotion of a certain product

60. AlikMalix unregistered

ok - good point

6. twens

Posts: 1191; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

All I can say is LOL!!

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Laugh so hard to see LG staff using iPhone, lack of patriotism will leads to fall. Westerners are all lack of trust, make me sick

4. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Yeah, I wonder how many of the angry Android fans on here are secretly posting from their iPhones too... ;)

1. AlikMalix unregistered

Oh this is getting old...

2. SerieuxNoir

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

iFan confirmed

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.. lol..

9. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

10. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

+1 for you

11. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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

45. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 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.

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