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

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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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Apple iPhone 6 Plus specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
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LG G Flex specs
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