iPhone gets bent by treadmill, see the twisted aftermath


Look at this photo. Look at it very good and tell us NOW – what do you think could render an iPhone into such a miserable state? Frankly, this picture boggles the mind!

It's also worthy of an explanation, so here's the one given by the source: the iPhone was dropped during a run on a treadmill and got sucked into it. It went all the way around and under the belt before it got spit back in this perfect arc shape. The glass on top is completely shattered, the front panel popped off the assembly, and the back panel is fully bent.

Meanwhile, a deranged man in France busted into an Apple Store and took an iron ball to several thousand euro worth of perfectly good Apple gear. With the two accidents combined, today is most certainly a sad day for those who can't stand the sight of a broken iPhone.

source: Reddit

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23 Comments

1. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Lesson learned, never use your phone on a treadmill.

2. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Please stop doing these useless test.

3. NoAllegiance unregistered

Why do I have the sudden urge to watch Techrax?

4. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

You use the treadmill wrong

5. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

"Look at this photo. Look at it very good and tell us NOW – what do you think could render an iPhone into such a miserable state?" Depends. Is it an iPhone 6? Carrying it in a front pocket.

11. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

#BendGate

14. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The front pocket thing was the 6 plus, yes the 6 bends as well but not in the front pocket like the plus.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There were some reports of the 6 bending in front pockets. Regardless, it was just a joke.

22. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I knew it was a joke but I didn't think it was true.

6. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I'm in the wrong profession apparently. I should start making dumb videos and making money.

7. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

The sad thing is that no matter how dumb we think this is, someone out there is watching it saying "OMG that happened to me!"

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LOL I don't ever want to be that person.

8. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I've decided to try to stop watching destruction videos......but they're so appealing.

9. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

gymnast iphone...cool

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

12. swephone

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

I have had the iPhone 6 since launch day, and I know a lot of people who has it and the plus. not using a case and in my pocket/jeans/jacket etc normal everyday use and I still haven't seen a bent iPhone 6 irl. I'm not saying iPhones doesn't have issues but I believe the so called bend gate is overblown mainly by trolls

13. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Same here, those same trolls cry about every Note 7 article too - it's all a big cycle of butthurt.

16. AlikMalix unregistered

People tend to forget that it was only iPhone 6 "PLUS" that had the issues reported.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, it wasn't. It was more prevalent in the Plus, but there are 6's that bent, too.

17. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Mean while, still waiting for the wife's iPhone 6+ bought on launch day to show any signs of bendgate.

18. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Regardless of brand, that actually looks a bit amazing the way it bend and only really released the screen like that :)

21. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I'm surprised the French story didn't get its own article. That's was quite a site to behold.

23. lyndon420

Posts: 6830; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

That's brutal!! The guy must have had a chuckle though at how it came out so perfectly round. A headphone jack could have saved this phones life. ;)

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