bent iPhone 6

With every new iPhone comes a new controversy, and this year is no exception as the “bendability” of iPhone 6 has already been put to the test, clearly proving that when force and pressure are applied to the device, it will actually bend.  What most people would qualify as good old common sense doesn’t seem to be the case here, so to avoid any kind of confusion, we’ve come up with a list of things you shouldn’t do to your iPhone 6.

Don’t bend it

Don’t blend it

Don’t hit the screen with a hammer

Don’t shoot it with a rifle

Don’t microwave it

Don’t put it in liquid nitrogen

Don’t put it in water

Don’t burn it

Don’t let it slip off your hands

Don’t drop it from 10,000 feet

Disclaimer: this is not an exhaustive list of things you cannot do to your iPhone. Although iDownloadBlog didn’t conduct scientific testings, we assume that driving over your iPhone, stomping on it, throwing rocks at it, cutting it in half with a chainsaw may render the device inoperable. If in doubt, make sure to ask a sensible person whether there is a risk of damaging your iPhone if put in a certain situation.

  • Guest

    Nu 1 – don’t put him in your pocket

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Him? :O o_O (Y)

  • asdlb4

    Must be made in China…

    • rain111

      So does every other phone.

      • Jonathan

        Except the Motorola Moto X.


        Some HTC ones are made in Taiwan.

  • Rami Tabaa

    People doing such things to their iPhones deserve a bite 😛

    • workin

      Tried to bend the 6 plus(in store) couldn’t without also hurting my thumbs-too difficult (note:do not try ;P)
      Didn’t try burning with flame, washing machine nor cosmic rays at 50,000 feet.

      • Kurt

        warm it up first. much easier that way. That’s funny, I wonder how many people are going to Apple stores to do just that. lol

      • Cameron Chao

        i did, and its not easy at all, i did see one plus slightly bent tho.

      • Kurt

        Slightly bent? Was it easy to bend it back? I’ve seen on YouTube bent iPhone 5’s being bent back fairly easy if done the right way.

      • workin

        Pre-bent iphone 6 plus case! thingiverse dot com/thing:478198

      • Kurt

        Where do you find this stuff! haha should be every apple fanboys avatar!

      • workin

        Irresponsible reporting cultofmac dotcom/298087/people-bending-iphone-6-plus-display-units-apple-retail-stores/#more-298087

      • Kurt

        lol those little kids so weak but still able to bend it. too funny. Thanks for the link

  • Micky Ganon

    What ?!

  • Merman123

    And don’t update it lol

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Why not? 😛
      It has 2 innovative features :
      1) will increase your battery life to atleast 2 days.
      2) will magically turns iPhone to iPod. ( They said iPod sales are dying , Apple showed them they sold 10 million iPod in a weekend 😀 😛 )

      • Asis

        Have you not heard of the terrible iOS 8.0.1?

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Read the comment carefully , Ass. Oops , Asis. 😉 ( No offense , just to make you understand )
        Thats how you are replying me. It was clearly a sarcasm bro 🙂

      • Asis

        My apologies then. I didn’t know you were being sarcastic.

      • Manuel Molina

        Not many people do well with sarcasm on here, bro. It always happens.

  • mwpitt52

    They came out with a iPhone 6 plus repair kit – rolling pin.

  • JS3

    im sorry but the serious disclaimer at the end makes me laugh so fu*king hard its not even funny. its SO SAD that you had to put a “DISCLAIMER” at the end of an already ridiculous article that it just makes me look at idb like wtf….. gotta love humans…

    • This disclaimer was everything but serious 🙂

      • If it were serious it would be just like the iTunes terms & conditions; long, use a mixture of a lot of capital letters and lowercase letters, use a small font, something most people wouldn’t read.

    • Beat Modz


    • Kurt

      I read it as he was joking.

  • 4pp1e

    Thanks to the Insurance companies 🙂

  • InfinitePlusOne

    Best case for it please? Reasonable price too, under £30.

  • Eikast

    You forgot the “Do not use your iPhone while operating a vehicle”

    • Beta382

      This should be at the top of the list. While it’s all good fun to make fun of people doing things to their devices (and quite honestly, the ease of bendability on the larger iPhone 6+ isn’t exactly a joke, although it has been blown out of proportion), this is something that can actually cause /people/ harm.

  • Manuel Molina

    What people would do for views to their YouTube channels…

    • Pretty much. It’s all about the subscribers and advertising revenue…

  • dana mohammed

    Its good how you are hiding the failure of iphone which bends in pocket amongest those extreme things

  • BigFED

    So, this kind of discourages the “carry it in my back pocket” approach, right. I can see a bunch of overloaded “skinny jeans” problems!!!

  • Luke

    The stupidity of the people who do these things….ugh

  • Noah Mospan

    These guys are destroying iPhones and I still can’t get my hands on one…

    • Taterload

      I totally agree, they’re probably the reason my iPhone is on a 3 to 4 week back order!

  • Jason Baroni

    Like I usually have the risk to drop my phone from 10.000 feet.

  • Guest

    I thought you decided not to cover the problem, what changes?

  • Anders Karlsson

    Can’t belive that no one has mentioned how slippery the new aluminum unibody gets if your hands are dry. I expect the number of dropped phones will sky rocket over time. Actually first time I am seriously considering getting some kind of case, just to get a better grip

    • ishatmypants

      Hell yea I don’t use my phone without a case unless im in bed

  • Eni

    out of topic: i just downgraded from iOS 8 to 7.1.2 and got this wile restorin the backup. so i lost my backup forever (until i go to ios 8 again)?? any solution?

    • ishatmypants

      Yeah or u can look through the iTunes media folders for an older backup and move the iOS 8 one to a random folder so it doesn’t grab that one

      • Eni

        i deletet the old backup before making this one, cant undo?

      • Philippe Vézina

        Time Machine.

    • No there is no solution. You can’t restore an iOS 8 backup on iOS 7 it just doesn’t work that way. Similarly if anyone made a backup on iOS 8.0.1 and restored back to iOS 8 they won’t be able to use the backup from iOS 8.0.1. Your best bet is to salvage as much data as possible using some software such as iBackupBot.

      • Eni

        I managet to save only sms until now, when i try other things it corrupts the file backup, with ibackupbot i mean. anyway thanks for the response 🙂

  • Glarus

    And don’t put in your pocket, that’s the worst thing you could possibly do…

    • Slifur

      Yeah, dont put it in your pocket and sit to it for 8hours, with your super tight skinny jeans and ask yourself why did it bend.

      Just use your commonsense cos its not stupid proof.

  • James Gunaca

    11) Don’t update it to iOS 8.0.1

  • Jonathan

    Thanks iDB! you saved me a lot of money knowing not to do this!

  • Guys, not sure if it’s my iPhone, but the “Don’t blend it” video is not showing up as embedded.

    • Must be your iPhone (that or they’ve since fixed it after your comment) since it’s showing up in Safari on my MacBook no problem at all…

  • Gustavo Mirabal

    You can try all the above with a Nokia 6120 lol

  • George

    ” make sure to leave your phone at home if you plan to go out”

  • john diaz

    Anyone selling an iPhone 6 plus ?

    • Stefano

      I am actuall. 64 att

      • john diaz

        For how much ?
        Text me 3479657445
        I tried buying it at the apple store but they don’t have anymore so maybe we can make a deal

  • Stefano


  • Lhu

    this article is pointless

  • Taterload

    This is why my iPhone 6 plus is on a 3 to 4 week back order bcz these ignorant fools with nothing better to do with their money bought a crap load of iPhones to conduct torture tests. It ought to be a law against stupidity but I guess the prison would really be over crowded then!!!

  • thefinestpiece

    What about slapping/hitting people with the 6plus.

  • Don’t Blend it 😛

  • Im very impressed with the iPhone 6 after a days use; one tiny issue is that if you are holding it in one hand; it can conceivable slip behind your pinky finger and fall to the ground on account of its thinness.

  • Proaxel

    Am I the only one that winces when I see stuff like this?
    Part of me just chips apart when I see expensive technology gems getting treated like this… lol

  • Jordan Mehmet

    Wow, trying to claim that a design fault of a phone is a lack of people using “common sense”. Just because you haven’t experienced your phone bending in your day to day life does not mean that your experience is the only correct one.

  • Nick Hoggan

    No wonder I can’t buy a bloody iPhone 6 Plus anywhere. They’re all being used to get shot at and microwaved.