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

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:22

Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus seems to be more fragile than you'd expect. The device's ultra-thin aluminum body can be bent easily...

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posted on 24 Sep 2014, 03:34

216. xeonfire (Posts: 93; Member since: 15 Feb 2014)

Its a design flaw, may b just not enough field testing after the lost phone saga last time, anyone who has already got the ip6plud should just go and get a refund till they fix the problem...

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:03 2

217. faust207 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)

They should have used "Adamantium"..

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:32

220. basnet45 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Sep 2014)

I have already got this bending problem on iPad Air but not as much as on iPhone 6 shown above.
Screen as well as back panel bends and i cant regain its original shape.
Damn unsatisfied with iBody

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:42 2

230. xeonfire (Posts: 93; Member since: 15 Feb 2014)

If this bendy issue applies to other Apple's devices, then it will definitely turn into the Apple Bend Gate, like some people already suggested...

Btw, why isn't this bendy issue for other Apple's product more widely known or published or dicussed? Is there a cover up? or people just accept it as a small price to pay for owning an i-product...

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:16

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

Because Apple can do no wrong, and their customer service is always rated high. It should be if with issues like this.

I was gonna mention this smells an awful like like Antenna Gate..... Ppl came out the wood works to defend Apple..some so called experts in RF too...and all Anandtech did was shoot all that down with a very detailed explanation as to why Antenna Gate was real......the revision to the 4S says it all. So glad Anandtech and Consumer Reports didnt let Apple slide with Antenna Gate.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 13:09

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

The icult look out for their kind and everything that might question their beliefs. Sort of like how HTC fans ignore the glaring quality control issues on HtC products and blame marketing.

I think Apple has been taking pointers from suck TC or something and that's why it has this major issue.

Very uncharacteristic for Apple but very characteristic of HTC.

Wasn't there an article saying Apple approached HTC for design tips? Lol

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:07

222. Einstein333 (Posts: 75; Member since: 22 May 2012)

If they had chosen a reasonable sized battery this wouldn't have happened :-)

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:28 2

229. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

From "Will it blend" to "Will it bend" :)

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 06:37 2

233. tsspro (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Jan 2010)

Apple copy that feature from the LG G-Flex

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:14 2

236. Denco (Posts: 118; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

So, this is the same 'premium' fancy flimsy phone that 10 million people rushed to buy last weekend?

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:19

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

With yet another sales record broken....I wonder what the the number for replaced phones will be....

I have a feeling it will either be massive...or ppl just will overlook it....because its Apple. I see so many ppl putting phones in their back pockets these days.

I also see a sturdy case, bumper coming soon...

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 07:16

237. vinnyb4202 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)

Bend and snap!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 08:43

240. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

This reminds me of the scratching problems the original iPod nano had. I think I'll postpone my iPhone 6 purchase for now to see how common this problem is and if Apple comes up with some sort of fix.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 11:46 1

245. pureviewuser (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


posted on 24 Sep 2014, 12:51

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

This is why Samsung's way is the best. They can in house test till their fingers bleed but these issues don't come out until in the wild. If the Qualcomm SD400 mid range all metal A5 bends, who cares, it's a cheap droid. The GS6 will fix it if they choose to go the all metal route and won't have any serious problems like this, plus the make money for testing and sell the Galaxy A5.


posted on 24 Sep 2014, 13:17

252. psigate (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

Apple says "Youre using the wrong pants! So we will give every IP6 users new pants with the phone!"

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 14:55

254. Rapha.194 (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)

IphoneTransformers 6 !

Another Launch Innovative Apple

You buy an Iphone and it turns a LG FLEX!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 15:46

255. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)

While this is infinitely more probable than say a .50 cal hit or a thermite bath, I don't really see how this could happen in the real world besides.. sitting on it I guess?

don't get me wrong Its good to point out issues so that they can build a better phone but going out of your way to find one doesn't seem that helpful

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 21:17

272. Koatsey (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)

Do any of the people making comments have an iPhone 6+? If not then you know as much as me, which is Jack s..t... I have a Nokia 925 and its smaller and built really strong but if it was 5.5 inch it's gonna be more at risk of bending. most of the comments come from non Apple Fanboys who are all Richard Heads... For the thick amongst you just replace Richard with the abbreviated name, Dic...

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 22:46

273. RonShipman (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)

You're just bending it in your pocket wrong.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 22:47

274. RonShipman (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)

Nexus 5 owner here had it over a year and still loving it. it's still the same shape it originally came in as the day I bought it. $349 VS $700 for Apple :) lol Way better phone too.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 22:50

275. RonShipman (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)

The Otterbox Defender case would probably save the iPhone 6 from itself if it wants to get lazy and bend up. The Otterbox would be it's shield and it's Spine.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 00:18

276. rosemary09 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Sep 2014)

That's why apple sells the Apple Care plan that covers any damage the phone has. Just take it to any Apple Store and they will switch out with a replacement phone. You have two years to use the plan. You walk into an Apple Store and give you a brand new phone if they can't fix the issue. I'm not sure if other phones have the same great coverage. All my apple devices I get this plan and am 100% satisfied. All phones have little issues. With apple products all your devices are linked. You don't have to have a gmail account to restore all your contacts to your new phone.

posted on 25 Sep 2014, 00:26

277. rosemary09 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Sep 2014)

I recently learned that apple bought Nike. Abviously buyers are enjoying their products and continuing to buy more to give apple fans more new devices to enjoy. For those who don't want to spend the money go get a better earning job. Apple products last longer. You currently still see iPhone 3 generations and iPod nanos being used. The product isn't as bad for those who haven't bought or used one for a long time. You don't seeming of other products being used for music. I haven't seen an MP3 player being used for a few years now.

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 12:15

280. jonn8787 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)

Did anyone else notice that the time changed on the phone. It was 2:26 when he was bending it and then it was 1:59 when he was done bending it. That's kind of odd to me.

posted on 30 Sep 2014, 10:06

281. ventura (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)

I wonder if Apple will sue other phone manufacturers for copying Apples bend feature if their phones bend also.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 19:36

283. luisandres58 (Posts: 21; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)

Man, I didn't want to comment. But you guys are something else. When you want to talk smack, doesn't matter what is there to talk about. This is a non issue if you use common sense. This guy almost break his fingers trying to bend the phone. I've seen people bend steel with their hands and you won't bend aluminum with your hands which is a weaker metal than steel? Well, I guess when I dial the wrong number, now I know how much force I have to put to bend the phone!

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