Foxconn CEO on #bendgate: "How can a phone bend?"
posted by Michael H. / Oct 10, 2014, 4:06 PM
phone bend? This was all caused by distortions from competitors. Don't blindly listen to it." He even went on to dig at the myriad videos of iPhones being bent on purpose, saying, "Hands are made to shake hands, not for bending."In talking with reporters, Gou expressed his thoughts on the whole mess, saying, "How can a
There are so many problems with those statements, we're not quite sure where to begin. But, we'll try to work our way through starting at the top. 1) How can a phone bend? In this case, by having a structural flaw that caused a weak point in the case, which can bend under the right circumstances. There are many phones that bend, so this shouldn't really be a foreign concept. 2) Competitor distortions? There were some jokes by competitors, but to call those "distortions" is a stretch, and to say this was "all caused" by those few ads is patently false. The issue is real, and it more than likely affects more than the supposed 9 people that Apple says has complained. The problem was certainly mishandled and overstated by people bending the phone on purpose, but that makes it no less real.
Lastly, if the only thing Mr. Gou is using his hands for are shaking hands, he is doing something extremely wrong. Hands were made for tons and tons of things, and one of those is definitely bending. Maybe they shouldn't be used for bending pieces of technology, but that's a completely different discussion.
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Lmao what is he smoking?
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 4:08 PM 27
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This topic has been mentioned enough already. I think he shouldn't have said anything because no one is talking about this anymore. Just put a good case on your phone and it should be fine. I'm a Android guy but this is getting out of hand.!!
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 4:11 PM 2
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Well, the plus can only withstand 70lbs of pressure. That's not much compared to the competition. I can bend that easily by accident. Maybe I've been drinking too much protein.
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 4:31 PM 11
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LOL BendGate is here to stay. IT'S REAL. No iOS update can fix it. Until next iPhone6S+(if)
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 9:04 PM 8
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How can a phone bend? Apparently, in a front pocket.
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 4:22 PM 17
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Front pocket or back pocket? Because I has 6+ since 19th and mostly I put it in my front pocket but my phone doesn't bend.
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 6:42 PM 1
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