Bendgate Means Your iPhone 6 Plus Could Bend in Your Pocket
After several iPhone 6 Plus models began to bend in pockets and stories/photos went viral, Bendgate happened.
There's something curious going on with customers all over the globe with iPhone 6 Plus units, and it's more than a little weird. For the unfortunate souls who have been placing the larger phone in their pockets and assuming they would simply stay there, rigid and unmoving. Unfortunately, we were all a little wrong, as apparently the iPhone 6 Plus has been known to actually physically bend in many a pocket across the country, prompting a torrent of other companies to taunt and make light of Apple's issue.
Among the companies were Samsung, who took a jab at the bent iPhone 6 Plus with their curved Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, and then LG and HTC followed suit with some particularly harrowing images and tweets, touting their "bending" phones and "curving" technologies with their respective brands. Not long after these mobile giants started their own taunts, brands like Heineken, Chex Mix, Slim Jim, and Whataburger decided they needed to get in on the action, for a full-fledged campaign that made Apple look a bit red in the face.
It's bizarre to think that such a thing could occur with these phones, especially considering the large volume of sales over the phone's lifespan. In light of this, Apple has fired back to the allegations that so many of these "bent phones" are floating around, claiming that out of the 10 million units sold, only 9 customers have come forth with complaints about their phones having been bent. Of course, that doesn't stop the imagery and the mere idea that Apple could sell such a product suffering from such a debilitating problem -- and the internet doesn't seem to want to forget, not for quite a long time.
This comes hot on the tail of all the compounded issues with iOS 8.0.1, which we detailed yesterday. It's not looking very positive among the blogosphere right now for the new iPhone, but it sure doesn't seem as though sales have slowed down any because of it.
Have you experienced this issue? Let Apple know! Or you could, as the rest of the internet has, post it on social media for a moment of hilarity. We'll be watching!