The iPhone 6 is bending in pockets, say some customers.
The iPhone 6 bending problem has become known as “Bendgate” for good reason.
Many distraught customers who just shelled out their hard-earned money for the latest and greatest Apple gadget have found that the iPhone 6 models’ slimmer and larger design make it easy for the phones to bend while in a pocket.
The iPhone bending trend isn’t a new one. Previous iPhone models, like the 5s, as well as those from other manufacturers, like the HTC One, have reported issues with bending, but none have become an epidemic like this problem has.
— What A Girl Wants (@Girlzwantz) September 24, 2014
As noted on imore.com,
“If you apply enough force to an inch-thick solid steel rod, it will bend. Same goes for the quarter-inch-thick iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (which, I should note, have far less than a quarter of an inch of aluminum in any one spot). Aluminum is actually a fairly soft metal, ranking at 2.5-to-3 on the Mohs scale of hardness. That is to say, it’s about as tough as a U.S. penny (which is actually 97.5% zinc and just plated in copper).”
If #bendgate leads to the end of hipsters in skinny jeans, we should all be eternally grateful.
— Josh Dorian (@SaltedJosh) September 24, 2014
So, if you just spent hundreds of dollars on your new toy and are now afraid of your iPhone 6 bending, there are some things that can be done to prevent this.
For example, if you can’t keep your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in your purse or man bag or whatever and must keep it in a pocket, go for the front pocket. Also, when it’s in your front pocket, try to keep it upright.
If you want something indestructible, get a Nokia. #bendgate
— far han (@frhn) September 24, 2014
Some hard cases could help prevent the iPhone 6 from bending, but those softer and more pliable cases won’t do a thing.
What do you think? Should new iPhone 6 owners have seen this issue coming?
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