More worrying evidence of the iPhone 6 Plus' fragility: see it easily getting bent on video

More worrying evidence of the iPhone 6 Plus' fragility: see it easily getting bent on video
Several hours ago, we told you that a few iPhone 6 Plus owners discovered that their devices had suffered slight deformation from normal usage (i.e., just sitting inside a front pocket). Are these isolated cases, or is Apple’s new and huge iPhone a bit too fragile? Well, it seems that the latter is - unfortunately - the case.

The guys from YouTube channel Unbox Therapy tested just how much pressure the iPhone 6 Plus can take - using bare hands. As you’ll see in the video below, the device can be quite easily bent. Unlike LG’s G Flex, which is literally flexible, the iPhone 6 Plus obviously can’t regain its initial shape by itself. Sure enough, no sane person will try to bend his or her phone (regardless of its maker) like that. Still, this represents worrying evidence that the iPhone 6 Plus isn’t as solid as it should have been.

As you may know, the iPhone 6 Plus is made out of aluminum, and is Apple’s largest smartphone ever, measuring 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm). It’s also Apple’s heaviest iPhone: 6.07 ounces (172 grams).

We’re looking forward to seeing what Apple has to say about this problem - which has the potential to bother many current (or future) iPhone 6 Plus users.

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iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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284 Comments

1. JohnnyB2020

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

My phone bent Apple

52. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Magic 8-Ball says case manufacturers will sell a bunch of cases for the plus-sized iToy.

59. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Coming this holiday season from Apple - iJeans with a steel reinforced pouch for your new iPhone.

158. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Maybe not from Apple, but almost certainly from some enterprising entrepreneur. I wonder if iJeans has been reserved as a trademark by Apple? If not….

208. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Flexible iPhone.

218. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

silly thats a new innovative feature from apple... bendable iphone, so you will not get bored with same old shape ;) apple care about its customers

284. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I'm sure there will be some company that will capitalize in this, in one way or another. Or, people could just wise up and put a friggin case on their 6+ before putting it in their skinny jeans. Glad I own a G2.

191. the_matchless

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Lol Good One

257. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

How about an iRoller for $550 to straighten your iphone?http://www.perumana.com/.../1632_wooden_roller-500x500.jpg

131. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Apple says, You're holding it wrong! :p

143. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, its made of "premium" materials. The nerve of some instigating that the infallible apple could be in the wrong.

176. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Or they will issue the list of official iJeans you have to wear for your iPhone 6 Plus.

210. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

If they come out with a statement "your carrying it wrong" imma ROTFL! The guys iphone in the video actually broke in his follow up vid

244. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Really, we should appreciate apple for making iBend technology for new iPhone 6+, it's an extra feature that represent on iphone 6+ over iphone 6. By the way not most phones that can bent and usable like that right? If anybody try to bend their phone, I wonder what the result it would be? bent or break into half?

282. TMach unregistered

Nothing a little blue pill wouldn't fix! Apple working on embedding some powdered Viagra into the thin aluminium frame......!

63. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Look how the Galaxy Note 3 fared:http://youtu.be/FwM4ypi3at0 Sums up a lot about the iPhone 6+ build quality.... Apple should learn their lessons and increase the phone's thickness next time.....

95. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I have a Note 3 had a Note 2 before that, I carry my phone in my front pocket and have never had an issue. The Note series is very durable

119. kurtdean99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Use your brains. Does note 3 is that thin as Iphone 6?

129. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

And the thinness has something to do with bendability? Use your brain!

150. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I did use my brain thats why I have a Samsung not and Apple

211. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Hahahahhahahahaha awsome replyy broo

241. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Excellent reply broo.. Lolzzzz :P Hahahahaaaa Good1 +1..:D

187. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Who wants a thin phone that bends? Sony Z Ultra is 6,5mm and 6,4" big and doesnt bend. Use u iBrain now.

203. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

231. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

true, and it's plastic which is flexible :p the front glass is also much more flexible compared to metal

126. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Yeah the Note 3 flexes! I bend it all the time when I go to remove my UAG case... tough 'lil sh*?

225. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

so the plastic is more durable than metal

278. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

its not entirely about thickness, they could just use a different material

106. wrm2013

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

to bad Steve Jobs isn't around to fire half of apple for this.

263. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Yeah. It's also "too bad" he isn't around to tell all the people who bought that.....thing....how it's their fault it broke.

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