Video shows whether or not #Bendgate is a concern for the Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Video shows whether or not #Bendgate is a concern for the Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Last year, a story about the Apple iPhone 6 Plus bending in some pockets turned into the #Bendgate affair. It probably was one of the most talked about topics in the industry in 2014-2015. Apple took things seriously enough to pull the Apple media credentials of Germany's leading computer publication after it made a video showing the iPhone 6 Plus bending.

Apple said that only a few complaints about #Bendgate had been received, and released a video showing how it tests the phablet during production. Perhaps the best video about #Bendgate was a hilarious fake commercial produced by Team Coco. Do not miss seeing this clip again!

Apple decided that it needed to strengthen the material used to produce the sequel to the iPhone 6 Plus, and turned to the Series 7000 aluminum it employs on the Apple Watch. This material is used in the construction of aerospace products, but could it stop the new Apple iPhone 6s Plus from bending? A new video shows that one person could not bend the new handset. Two men were able to get some bend on the weak area of the chassis, but it would seem that no one should use #Bendgate as a reason not to buy the iPhone 6s Plus.

If you're not convinced, take a look at the video yourself. It looks like #Bendgate, like #Antennagate before it, is no longer something that potential iPhone buyers should be concerned about.



source: FoneFox

Related phones

iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

34 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

LOL that dude got Purple but couldn't bend the phone. Good one Apple.

2. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Nice to see you give Apple some praise for once.

12. MSi_GS70 unregistered

He gave plus only to metal which is looong time in android phones ;-)

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not necessarily...dot.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Now teenage girls can put them in the back pockets lmao.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This time around, their butts flat out!

13. MSi_GS70 unregistered

They always did.. but 6 will stick out so girls preffer either 4 or 5

20. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

What if they got fat butt ? :D

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

8 more hours. :(

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31548; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm posted up bro. Countdown starts at 12am

6. AlikMalix unregistered

How many peple where you at? I just stopped by the mall for something else, and the line to the Apple Store is huge... They got special area for them squared away, no tents allowed (it's inside the mall), but people brought unfolding chairs and stuff... It's shaping up that I'm gonna have to wait for my new iPhone like 2 years ago for 5S. Oh well, gives me a chance to try out some androids for couple of months again!

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31548; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro sorry for the late response, but the line where I was got long after sunrise, about 80 or so. It was an AT&T store.

8. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Sorry guys this video is a fake/advertising. Main reason No apple rep will replace your iPhone if you told them in advance that you were going to damage it on purpose to make Apple/iPhones look bad on YouTube. Sorry i don't mean to offend but it's true ask any apple representative/employee.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

I've must have misheard it, but I thought he was referring to a third party repair service (not Apple). I though that was the reason for the "plug" in order to advertise th repair shop (probably one of the sponsor). I'll have to see the video again, but I don't think I care. Just wanted to see how much force it takes to bend that thing.

11. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

I stand corrected, I heard mac and assumed the worse. Please proceed to ridicule me as part of The Internet Rules of Conduct. I am glad Phonedog is still trust worthy

14. AlikMalix unregistered

Honest mistake... I'm not gonna redocule you for no reason.

10. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

For a second there I was worried his thumbs were gonna snap lol

15. AlikMalix unregistered

Now Apple haters are gonna say that iPhone 6s breakers people's thumbs - #thumbgate. There's nothing that Apple can do right...

21. gaming64 unregistered

"The Day AlikMalik was the Funniest" You made my day.

17. Lakuta1978

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

LoL....

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

and yet it still bends...

24. AlikMalix unregistered

How many people does it take to bend your phone? Four, two,.. oh wait, just one! While it took two people with all their might to finally bend this one.

19. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

If it is iphone, it is not your phone.

22. gaming64 unregistered

If it's not an iPhone, you're probably suffering a budget crisis.

23. gaming64 unregistered

I have said this a lot, who would bend their phones?

26. AlikMalix unregistered

You would think that if someone gave you something expensive (or you bought it) and it was thin, but expensive, but they told you it's indestructible - subconsciously I'd still avoid sitting on it, and continue to handle it with care. That video that haters keep posting of bunch of photos of iPhone bent (most photos are of same few phones, btw), are mostly bent on purpose. I know for a fact that Apple replaced a few that you can tell were accidents even if you didn't have Apple care. People just bent the on purpose to overhype the real situation.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If you're talking about oneofthenine, then no, it was not photos of the same phones. There were over 600 different iPhones bent. And a significant number were denied replacement (and an official Apple document stated that bending was not warranty covered).

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah if you sit there and bend it on purpose then of course it's not going to be replaced. The whole bendgate thing was blown out of proportion because it was proven that it would take a tremendous amount of force to bend it.

31. AlikMalix unregistered

tedkord, I know what you mean, but I've seen the video, and you can see by what's in the background, and surface on which phone was laying on - that a lot of those photos were of same device shuffled in from different angles. Apple denied replacement only when you can tell that people bent these on purpose (L-shaped), but even though warranty does not cover physical damage (like everyother manufacturer) Apple still replaced many of them when it's clear the thing bent a little. I'm not denying that the 6+ is weaker than other phones, but it's horribly easy to bend - I havent seen one personally that's bent...

25. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Actually the iphones6+ was having issue at volume key rockers. In this video this guy was pressing in middle. I wish he would have tried it at the volume rocker......

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.