You know iPhone 6 bends under pressure, but do you know how to fix it? Here's a video tutorial

You know iPhone 6 bends under pressure, but do you know how to fix it? Here's a video tutorial
As usual with every major iPhone or iOS release, there is a "thing" that is the butt of all jokes for a while. For the iPhone 6 Plus and even the smaller iPhone 6, it's the fact that the ultrathin aluminum phones would bend when you put some effort in it. 

#Bendgate videos have been populating the Internets ever since the iPhone 6 release date, with plenty of humorous moments derived from simply pressing your thumbs against the back of the phone, and pressing sharply inwards, until the thing starts resembling the LG G Flex.

That's all fine and dandy, but what about more constructive videos that actually show you a tutorial on how to fix Apple's bendy creation once it's crooked, provided you haven't sent it to the point of no return already? Well, here are some instructions for you, just don't expect them to be constructive.

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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36 Comments

4. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

not in single core score.. HAHAHAHA XD

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Apple fans are going to say multi core is more important now Also that version of geekbench on the Nexus 9 (get ~1900) hasn't been update to 64-bit So the Nexus 9's single-core will be even better once geekbench is updated Though credit to Apple, the A8X is still seriously impressive and now has the best multicore Except maybe when the Note 4 (Samsung's 8433) gets Android L, currently gets ~4200 while 32-bit

10. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

cant read? or simply ignorance. nexus 9 single core = 1807, air 2 a8x = 1812. i dont see any significant different between the two. http://cdn1.appleinsider.com/gallery/10856-3294-PadAir2vsNexus9-l.png

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Depends, benchmarks have variation Geekbench has threes record of the Nexus 9 1913 1903 1807 Also you are comparing Geekbench 64-bit on the iPad and 32-bit on the Nexus 9, which gives the iPad a unfair advantage So the Nexus 9 is underscoring what's its actually capable of http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/search?utf8=%E2%E2%80%8B%9C%93&q=htc+volantis

2. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Apple iPhone 6 is now becoming a joke.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It sales aren't.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's*

11. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

its*.

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Autocorrect has forever been my problem, and no different now with iOS.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Check the stocks lately?

3. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, Daniel. It's not that the iPhone will bend if you put effort into it, it's that it will bend even if you don't put effort into it. Keeping a phone in your front pocket is not putting effort into finding it.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

No tedious, just putting it into your pocket won't bend it.- you gotta sit on it or with it in tight jeans - an action that will damage lots of phones and even all of them under more extreme pressure. Putting a phone or even a stick of gum in your pocket will not bend it.

14. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

The 3rd link!!! It bends like fck!

17. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Are there videos of other devices being dropped in super slow motion to compare? Pretty much everything deforms a lot on impact which you only see when slowed down massively. And in the second link it says "only" 20kg of force on the exact point the structure is weakest was enough to bend it, well hold 20kg on a similar sized point - for example your fingertip, and you'll see just how much force that is.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

20kg is about 44lbs, which could easily be put on the phone by a pocket. Your leg becomes a fulcrum, with the pocket pulling in both ends. The little, largely unknown website has documented over 130 instances of bent iPhones.

20. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I sit down with my Lumia 1520 in my front jeans pocket several times every single day; not the slightest sign of bending, and it's even bigger than the 6+...

21. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

But that's exactly the point - 10 million+ iPhone 6's have been sold, the vast majority of those will be in people's pockets. This obviously isn't the problem it's being made out to be. For what it's worth I've had an iPhone 6 since launch, if it's not on my desk it's in my pocket, even when I'm driving and no bending of any kind. If this was anything like the problem the internet (and trolls) make it out to be there would have been a mass recall and an enormous outcry... A few weeks on and the masses have mostly forgotten any mention of it and just carry on using their iPhones, it's only remembered in forums like this.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Let me show you how much an idiot you are. What you ignorant fools should be saying is, no matter how many they sell a phone shouldnt be bending. Let me ask you, if you bought a brand new car, and drove it off the lot after spending 30K, and you hit a small bump and all the tired go flat and all the rim dented, woukd you be happy? So after spending nearly $1000 on a phone and placing it in my pocket, the last thing that I should have to worry about is it bending. Lets try this way. Mobile phone have been on sell for over 3 decades, yet none have been known to bend in your pocket. That means BILLIONS of phones have sold and have never had this problem. So look at those numbers fool. Why should the most expensive phone sold to typical consumers be so easy to damage even without trying? The problem with you fools, is you look at things the wrong way. There are billions of people on this planet, yet only a fw thousand have cancer. Does that mean we shouldn't do anything about it? With your logic they would all die simply because they are such a small number compared to everyone else. Basically what that makes you and other like you an inconsiderate retard. Even after seeing evidence in your face show you there is a problem, you act like there isn't one. That simply makes you a purposeful idiot. That another reason I stopped buying iPhones. Because I don't want to spend my money to be associated with ignorant, mindless, inconsiderate, snobbish, basement living trash like you and your Apple kind. For what Apple products costs, as long as you don't do anything extreme to them, they should look the same 10 years later as they look on day one. Many have complained the device arrived in the box bent and they never even used the device.

34. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

1. I didn't spend $1000 on the phone, it's on contract and doesn't cost much different to any other phone to me. 2. I don't worry about it bending, it takes up literally none of my time. 3. I like how your argument consists of calling me fool, retard, snobbish, basement trash (those last two are kind of at odds with each other no?), you presume a lot and nothing I said previous indicates I'm any of those things - which kind of makes you the retard doesn't it. "Many have complained the device arrived in the box bent" - do they? How many is "many"? How many are just little forum troll/warrior types that hate Apple for the sake of it ? If any device arrives defective you simply return it. Get something else if it bothers you. Why spend so much of your energy being angry about a phone?

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cmon ted, really? I haven't bent mine yet, my kitten was kneading on it and didn't bend it either lol. Does kneading count as pressure?

28. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, really. The phone bends much more easily than any other phone on the market. Just because yours doesn't bend doesn't mean others won't. One small website that no one knows about has had over 130 people report iPhones bent with normal use This wasn't an issue for me because Apple has stated they were going to replace them free, but most of these people are reporting that Apple turned them down. That's unacceptable, a phone should not deform in a front pocket, especially an expensive one. I want Apples get held to the fire so they do the right thing.

6. AlikMalix unregistered

I know how I'd fix it - March right into Apple store and get a new replacement - done! (Really sorry for those who live far though).

29. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ideally, yes. But many are reporting that Apple are refusing to replace.

33. AlikMalix unregistered

Proof?

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All I can say is if I had one and it bent, trust me Apple will replace it because if they don't as I walk out the door I would trash every frkkin thing in the store and I dare any of them to try to lay a hand on me. And after I get arrested, Id tell the judge to his or her face when I het out the store Is gonna get burned to the ground. Maybe then Apple will get the point. If this was Samsung this problem would have iFans all over saying how cheap Samsung phones are and all types of BS. Well Samsung phones cant be to cheap since its takes 150lbs or pressure to actually bend a Note 3 to a point it cant be fixed. The iPhone only needs 70lbs.

36. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I live in the UAE. Apple people here are not very kind - I've heard people say that they accuse the customer of bending it on purpose in order to get a new phone.

15. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

surprised no one said this yet but just don't buy one why pay around 1k (unlocked) for something that gets damaged with extreme ease

16. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Agreed, I've been saying for years now how stupid it is to buy cars, computers, TV's, and really anything made of glass. It's good to see the world is starting to realize the foolishness.

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