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

Will #bendgate impact your decision to get the iPhone 6 Plus?
As you can see in the video below, the ultrathin Apple iPhone 6 Plus can be bent comparatively easily when applying pressure. The malleable aluminum might crook slightly at the area of the button cutouts, which is not that big of a surprise, given that the 6 Plus is one of the thinnest phablets out there, so you might have to proceed with caution when carrying around without a case in skinny jeans and while driving a stickshift, for instance. Not that anyone would try and fit it in skinny jeans, given how tall the 6 Plus is, but you never know.

That is why we wanted to ask you if the so-called #bendgate (yep, it has a hashtag now) would impact your decision on getting the iPhone 6 Plus. After all, the big screen is the phablet's main attraction, making it ideal for media consumption, web browsing and reading, so there are plenty of iOS users that would reach for the 6 Plus instead of the 4.7" iPhone 6. Check your opinion in the poll below, and argue it in the comments.

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. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

definitely yes, I won't waste my hard earned money on this.

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Absolutely it should worry people. I mean you are spending up to $1000.00 for a device that you literally need to treat like a new born baby. Who in their right minds can always be on top of making sure your phone is very well taken care of? I mean lets say you have it in a holster & accidentally bump into another person, door, desk or whatever... You might ruin your device, because it's that EASY do to. A multi-billion dollar company & no one ever decided to check to see if this was even possible? Apple where is your R&D?

12. lukkiristi unregistered

My thoughts exactly. This is not a quality product.

39. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Obviously it wasn't tested by engineers

101. ZeroCide

Posts: 817; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Or anyone in normal use.... it it is bending in everyday use people needed to test this.

41. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Apple just rush them to market to beat Note 4 launch.

52. Mena13Suvari

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Thats hardly possible, given the time they had it.. Come on, almost two to three years, cause there were only a slight difference between iPhone 4 all the way to 5S. 6 looks much different, but this is a dissaster.

78. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

beating note 4 doesnt mean to launch a cheap quality phone... they are already charging huge price for mid range hardware

51. fatTony

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

Great comment, SuperAndroidEvo. The question is do Apple customers care? If someone is willing to stand in line for weeks without even knowing what the phone he/she is waiting for even looks like, I doubt that buyer will care. It's called blind loyalty. Those people will do everything they can to find reasons to justify their decisions. Apple has a great marketing team and I suspect the head of marketing studied psychology. Very few manufacturers are able to get away with something like this (and enjoy record sales).

79. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

apple doesnt have great marketing team... they have great tech websites and media sided with them and showing everything about iphone as great and innovative

89. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Apple has a great marketing team. Did you see that Apple iPhone 6+ challenge other smartphone out there. Now, iPhone 6 & 6+ are popular for this controversy. And Apple said that only 9 who complain about the bend for their iPhone 6+ and I'm sure those are Android fans.

97. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

those are not android fans... those are some izombies similar to a person called aba71983

95. jojon

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Correct, excellent observation, very few companies indeed. One such manufacturer does come to mind and that is GM, i refer ofcourse to the ignition key debacle

18. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

To be honest, this question is dumb. I really question Phone Arena's intelligence.

19. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

phonearena doing a survey to report to apple, now they will hand over a case for free to come up a solution on the bend issue! yehey! apple goes away with it together with your money! YEZ! apple is the best! :)

20. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I'm not worried for $1000 for this iPhone 6. If you can't afford the $1000 smartphone, go to cheap one that make yourself satisfy and not for the other opinion.

24. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Says the guy who still can't afford a shirt...

37. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013


60. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012


67. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

It's part of my hunky look man. Because here in Philippines the weather is hot even typhoon pass by, haha!

80. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

plz dont bad name philipines... I know many sensible people from philipines... by the way sometime you proclaim to be living in philidelphia and sometime philipines... plz stick with one... oh yeah, and dont forget to pay $1000 for bendable pepsi can in the name of richness

87. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Made my day +1. He's just here to be so proud that he's a rich guy who can afford iPhone. The mentality of an Idiot.

90. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Philidelphia? I never been there for my entire life. We have house in Pheonix, Arizona and here in Manila. Don't make your self fool, iDroid. Lmao, iDroid.

99. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

anyway, it doesnt matter where you live dummy... what does matter is, we have a great example on PA about the foolishness of izombies in shape of you ;) you are our strength while argueing about ifans... thanks that you joined PA

77. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Ha ha ha +1, you nailed it!

28. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

me my self can afford such amount of money for a gadget,but not for this one,if your in good mind then u will use your money well even if you have so much money in the bank

31. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

1000 dollars for a PHONE is asinine.

49. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Most of the upper end phones are close to this mark. Right?

68. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Think about think? Blackberry Porsche vs. iPhone 6, 6+? Which the two are more expensive to buy? Are you saying that the Blackberry Porsche is insane. I would rather buy and spend $1000 for the iPhone 6,6+ rather than the Blackberry Porsche.

91. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I would rather not be an id!ot and buy something more reasonable, more powerful, more durable .. for much less ..

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