Many Apple enthusiasts are still cautious to cough up their hard-earned cash for a new iPhone 6 Plus amidst the whole #Bendgate debacle. We stumbled upon Unbox Therapy’s iPhone 6 bend tests last week which provides a cringeworthy display of the iPhone 6 Plus bending quite “easily” compared to other leading handset that are more or less the same size. Russell Holly from Geek.com recently shared his experience after he purchased a brand new iPhone 6 Plus, and unfortunately he also reported a “significantly less noticeable” but definite bend in his new device by just keeping it in his front pocket for an extended period of time while driving.
This is what he had to say:
“Just to be on the safe side, shortly after reading these reports I checked out my own iPhone 6 and discovered a similar — but significantly less noticeable — effect. Much like these other reports, my phone had been in my front pocket for an extended period of time while I was driving. The phone is otherwise in perfect working order, and has never once been dropped or sat on (or anything). This is potentially a very serious issue. A phone should be capable of surviving a lot more than the pressure of fabric against your skin.”
The guys over at Macrumors are also currently highlighting #Bendgate incidents from their own forums of users who have noticed the case warping from “general” use. The iPhone 6 Plus seems most vulnerable to bending right at the area where the bottom volume button ends. Luckily the iPhone 6 is not susceptible to the same bending issues when Unbox Therapy decided to level the playing field by performing bend tests on the iPhone 6, HTC One (M8), Moto X and a Nokia Lumia smartphones.
Consider yourselves cautioned geeks, The iPhone 6 compared to the iPhone 6 Plus is sturdier and far less susceptible to bending. For the unfortunate souls that already purchased the Plus, do not keep the device in your pockets while seated.
The guys over at businessinsider.com (via Instagram) also chimed in with a bunch of photos revealing unhappy users with bent iPhone 6 Plus handsets.
Despite the disturbing bending issues, Apple sold ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones in its opening weekend. The new hand-held devices currently lead benchmark tests according to reputable tech-savvy resources. Click HERE for the full report.