Sep 24, 2014

Is the iPhone 6 supposed to bend?

One of my friends was showing off her new iPhone 6, and it was slightly, but noticeably, bent. While I was holding it, I could feel a slight flex the body with relatively gentle pressure. Is it supposed to do this, kind of like one of those LG phones with the curved screen?

No one should try hard to bend his new iPhone.
Consumer Reports test results find iPhone 6 and 6 Plus not as bendy as believed

"Two days ago, the Internet erupted with photos of bent iPhone 6s, and a very-viral video of a guy creasing an iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands. It seemed like a serious concern, yet everything about the uproar was highly unscientific. We don’t like unscientific, so we promised then that we would use our lab equipment to find out just how delicate the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus really are. We also promised to run the same tests on comparable smart phones. We’ve done that now, and our tests show that both iPhones seem tougher than the Internet fracas implies."

Apple just released a statement that claims they have had a total of 9 complaints about bent iPhone 6s. If this is true, this problem might not actually be a problem at all. 


Nope. That’s what happens when you make an object larger and thinner, especially using aluminium which is a pretty malleable metal. Cult of Mac has an article on this issue, with the gist of it basically being, “but, but….other phones bend too.” http://www.cultofmac.com/297404/get-bent-shocking-history-bent-smartphon... 


Engadget is not so sanguine about it, and in their article they feature a video showing an iPhone 6 being bent. You can view it and judge it as you will. Until there is some objective comparison measuring force require to cause deformation, I’ll withhold my personal judgment about whether this is a serious problem or not, but the complaints do seem to have some validity.  http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/23/bent-iphone-6-plus-problem/?ncid=rss_truncated 

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