Poll results: Will #bendgate impact your decision to get the iPhone 6 Plus?

Poll results: Will #bendgate impact your decision to get the iPhone 6 Plus?
If you haven't heard yet, a word of advice: don't put your iPhone 6 Plus in your back pocket. It might bend if you apply too much pressure.

Indeed, a pressure test of the first Apple phablet went viral shortly after it was released -- it turns out that the device, likely because of its internal geometry, isn't very sturdy at all and can be bent if enough pressure is exerted. From what we know so far, the area around the volume rocker is the most susceptible, though various theories have surfaced on the web as to why all of this happens. Perhaps the important part for you to remember is that Apple might exchange your bent iPhone 6 Plus if it passes a visual inspection by one of its Genius employees at their stores. 

And yet, while the above is somewhat comforting, the question remains: Does this apparent structural flaw concern you? Judging from the answers you gave on that very same topic in our latest poll, the answer is a resounding "Yes". That's right, over 80% of you expressed concern, while the remaining fifth of you don't necessarily agree and do not feel like this is a major issue that should stand in your way if considering the iPhone 6 Plus. 

Anybody surprised?

Will #Bendgate be a factor for you in choosing the iPhone 6 Plus?

Yes, it has me worried
No, I don't think it will be that much of an issue

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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)



1. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Hmm..surprised that iZombies would be worried about Bendgate. Still some hopes for those that are worried though. ^_^

7. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Honestly, I guess more than 90% of "YES" voters hate iPhone and have no intention to buy iPhone at all.

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Honestly, the poll should be 100% yes even if it is 90% haters. For any other device this would literally mean 0 sales. If you were told your desk or chair might deform easily under normal use, you wouldn't even consider it. The issue with iPhones is that they are marketed heavily (by fans and Apple) for their supposed premium build quality and materials which they boast about constantly. Now thanks to that pomposity they literally will get horrendous bad press when they falter (and they should). This is how the consumer base keeps their favorites in check by making them hurt for stupidity, not by giving them a pass.

41. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Case manufacturers are going to see increased sales of cases for the + over last years phones. Only problem is that some case manufacturers (Otterbox for example) can't get their cases produced fast enough.

19. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Au contraire my friend, because I have no intentions to buy an iPhone in the following years, it doesn't worry me one single bit, thus there was absolutely no sense in voting it...

23. NICEBOY_1373

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

You are absolutely right JohnNokia.

36. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Would you buy a phone knowing beforehand that its defective?

45. bizkit

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

it is troubling, but these maniacs have a solution (that involves a press drill of all things...) youtube.com/watch?v=AYo72E7ZMHM

2. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Bendable or not, I'm still a fan of Apple phones in general. That's just me though personally. Both iOS and Android do great things, just in different approaches and it really comes down to which suits you better. Some people like the customizability and UI personalization with Android, some like the fluid, easy to use ecosystem with iOS. I used on iOS a lot, but I've realized, if somebody uses a different OS than me, who cares. Go for whichever YOU prefer based on YOUR needs.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

iOS is not any easier to use than Android. Just saying :)

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

From a "power user's" perspective, Android is actually easier than iOS Rooting is far easier and quicker Also no more waiting for jailbreaks

18. JMartin22

Posts: 2387; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It's an old 2009/2010 stereotype that Android is harder for your average user to navigate than iOS. Which isn't true anymore nowadays.

50. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

You are so wrong. Rooting is harder than jail breaking and the process is longer. I rooted my One and it took much longer than jailbreaking. I had to download a bunch of files and go through the process of unlocking the bootloader and etc. While for jailbreaking all I did was download 1 file, run it and plug in my iPhone.

55. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Unlocking the bootloader is different, and not comparable to jailbreak on iOS, you cant flash custom ROM on iOS With rooting you get all the jailbreak features, even without rooting you already have half of the jailbreak features Also when updating on root I just edit the factory image so it doesn't wipe my data, then I flash it, then I root, flash custom kernel and reinstall xposed, ~10 minutes With iOS I had to backup, the update wiped my iPhone, then I restored apps from the backup, then sync my music over and then run the jailbreak, about ~30 minutes and then a few hours to convert and transfer my music If you get Google's Nexus its even easier to root, to unlock the bootloader, and gets updates straight away

28. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Android is not easier to use than iOS. Just saying because I used everyday since 2012.

31. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

You replied to the wrong person because I never said Android is easier.

35. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Are you dumb? The question is would you buy the phone knowing beforehand that its defected .

38. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yes yes, he is..... and I love his brainless comments bcoz he sometime make me laugh

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Both platforms are fluid, just saying.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Interestingly, the Nexus 5 (~1 year old $350 phone) is somewhat faster than the iPhone 6https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPhkPXVxISY I'm not upgrading from my Nexus 5 this year I'm gonna wait for at least the Snapdragon 810 or Nvidia M1 (K1's successor)

27. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I saw that video also and impressive that the Nexus 5 beats the iPhone 6.

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2387; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Lol you're like that hypocritical darkjedii, trying to sing a different tune. We all know where you reside and you'll be back to your old ways much sooner than later I'm willing to wager.

29. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Never in a side of android. You know how I hate android. Sometime, I need to make comment with sense, haha!

49. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

LoL'z I had a few run in's with darkjedii also. He loves to back peddle whenever he's wrong. True hypocrite..!!

22. Adana

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

Even if you are an Apple fan, the iPhone 6 is a bad deal. Not only because of this structural flaw, but also because there is no major improvement when it comes to specs. iPhone 5S is just as good and, even if I just saw these 3D models and didn't get to see the new iPhone for real, the 5S looks better in my opinion: versus.com/en/apple-iphone-6-vs-apple-iphone-5s Also, the 5S will be cheaper now, so I advise anyone interested in iPhones to get the 5S instead of 6 or 6 Plus.

42. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Out of curiosity, are you going to get a case for your Apple phone?

4. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Chris, you should add to your first line that the front pocket isn't safe either, since several users have reported the phones bending there. It's not just an issue of sitting on it in the back pocket.

5. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

When you paying over the Top for a Phone,you are definetly going to be Worried,Note 4 better Value

6. KingFisher

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

A fifth? You know why. Coz they have already paid for it. You won't condemn things that you buy, furthermore given at such price.

9. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

real talk: most of those who voted never had intentions of buying the iphone or anything from apple

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