Stupid criminals of the day: teens go to an Apple Store to bend an iPhone and post it to YouTube

Stupid criminals of the day: teens go to an Apple Store to bend an iPhone and post it to YouTube
Maybe this is the story that will finally cause #bendgate to jump the shark (fingers crossed). The Internet has no shortage of stories recounting the tribulations of stupid criminals (our fav are the guys who used permanent marker to draw "masks" on their faces for a robbery), and now two teens from the UK have joined the ranks with their YouTube video bending the iPhone 6 Plus.

There has been no shortage of iPhone 6 Plus bending videos (far more than there have been actual complaints from customers about the issue), but they all had one thing in common: they were using purchased iPhones. In a new video, two 15-year olds - Danny and Kylie - decided that buying an iPhone was for suckers, so they just went to an Apple Store and bent an iPhone themselves, then posted the video (with no attempt to hide their identities) on YouTube. The video actually might do more to prove that bending an iPhone isn't as easy as some claim, because it takes the pair a few tries before they find the sweet spot where the amount of pressure needed to bend the iPhone is at its lowest. 

But, the worst part is that the boys knew exactly what they were doing, saying: 


It is unclear if Apple will actually pursue the boys, given that what they did is indeed illegal. But, for whatever it's worth, the two did eventually realize the error of their ways and posted an apology video. Although, the change of heart wasn't fully formed. In the apology video, Kylie says that he and his friend Danny are willing to pay for the damaged iPhone, but only if Apple contacts them directly to collect. That doesn't sound quite like true repentance. 

We don't want to give these kids the YouTube hits, or aid in giving any copycats the idea, so we're not embedding the video here. If you really want to see it, we're sure you can find it. 

source: The Verge

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118 Comments

1. cheetah2k

Posts: 2220; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I was in a store in Australia and all the 6+ phones were already bent to some degree.. This story isn't an isolated case lol

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah ok smdh.

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Cry moar please.

17. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow, you're really butthurt today...

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Ikr, people actually think this is funny. They're lucky Apple doesn't press charges.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very lucky

86. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Apple can't press charges, it would be like putting Dorothy in jail for throwing water on the Wicked Witch of the West. These kids have no way of knowing how softly delicate that new iPhone Plus Extra really is; Apple should put a disclaimer on the Home Screen, "Warning: iWill iDestruct in 20 seconds, please stand back!"

115. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

What these kids did is destruction of property. It was premeditated and not only did these morons destroy the phones, they posted evidence of it on the internet.

71. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

Fandroid level : Kids

91. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Sh33p level : sh33p..

108. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I wonder what the protocol is for Apple Store employees and the security when they see someone bending a display model.... I would probably pretend I didn't see it to avoid an awkward situation but I am not a fan of their business practices so that makes it an easy decision for me. For other people it might be funny to see what they would do though. Lol

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Total idiocy! Lock those two little rings up for a few months, and let em think about it. People are so dumb.

5. imyourpapi

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

Cmon dark you know it's funny

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nah, that's not funny bro. I've seen the phones bend,, so that's not gonna change my thoughts. They committed vandalism, plain and simple, it's also theft. I'd can em.

10. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Calm down Judge Koh. Vandalism yes but they didn't steal anything so it's not theft. But yea its good thing you are not in the criminal justice system, can you say BIAS

87. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Hey Dark & UnLovely, you should try rolling your bus over your iPhone Plus to see if bends; then, post it on Youtube and send us the link.

80. engineer-1701d unregistered

they are so dumb they buy iphones over priced mid tech for more then any other phone,

7. HASHTAG unregistered

Well that's a good thing you're not a judge.

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

"Lock those two little rings [whatever those are] for a few months, and let em think about it." Yes, because jailing two fifteen year old dumbasses is totally a proportionate response to damaging easily replaceable property.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I sure would.

44. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Dark, you really need to chill the hell out. It's an iPhone. It's not like they stole crown jewels or kicked a puppy around. Apple can afford to replace it at virtually no cost. Plus they're kids. Are you saying you never did anything stupid at their age?

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can't believe you actually think it's cool to walk in someone's place of business damage to their property on purpose laugh about it, make a video about it, leave and nothing should be done about it. Dude that is stupidity on your behalf. Lock their little stupid asses up and let them think about their crime. Also this is not about me this is about a crime that took place, don't try to cover for them just because it's Apple, don't try to dismiss it just because it's Apple. I think you're the one that needs to chill the hell out.

55. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'm not saying it's cool. I'm not saying there shouldn't be consequences. But months of jail time for something as ultimately inconsequential as this? The 200 bucks it'll cost Apple to replace this phone isn't even a miniscule dent in the money they have saved up. It's not like it's even a unit that was eventually going to go on sale, so Apple can't even argue that they should get the 650 buck retail price for it. Make the kids pay the 200 buck cost and/or ban them from the store, but months of jail time is a ludicrous overreaction.

56. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Some kid walks into your house and throws a brick into your brand new 4K 70 inch TV. You don't think they should be prosecuted because you can afford a new one ? Seems legit.

59. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

1) I'm an individual, not a multi-billion dollar company. 2) A 4K 70 inch TV is far more expensive. 3) Therefore your analogy makes no sense, since the percentage of cost to my income is far higher. A much more appropriate analogy would be a kid throwing a baseball and knocking over a 3 dollar flower pot on my porch. Will I be mad? Sure. Will I ask that they pay me the money to repay it so there's some consequence? Sure. Will I demand they be thrown in jail for months? Absolutely not, and anyone who thinks I should is insane.

67. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

It blows my mind Kona actually tried to compare someone breaking into your house and damaging your 3000+ dollar TV vs a couple of kids going to a Apple store who may I say, are worth BILLIONS and bending an iPhone. The iPhone is not destroyed, it just needs to be repaired. Yes make the stupid kids pay the price for the repair or hell even for a brand new one, have the police come in and scare them sure. Have the parents ground them for months, sure. But seriously, they need to be arrested and put behind bars for months because of this? Wow these apple fanboys arent just fanboys, they take it to a whole new level. I personally could care less if some idiot went into a Samsung store and damaged a Samsung display unit. I WILL NOT SCREAM FOR JUSTICE, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!!!

68. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It seems they want us to feel sorry for the multi-billion dollar corporation that's hiding their cash overseas, boohoo.

103. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

+1 Good1 bro.. :)

81. engineer-1701d unregistered

homeowners insurance

104. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

"If you can't do the time, don't do the crime." They knew it wasn't legal. If they just pay for it, there will be no lesson taught and that behaviour will continue.

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