iphone test

Apple invited a handful of reporters to visit its iPhone testing facility in Cupertino on Thursday, to offer a peek at where and how it puts its handsets through the paces. The move comes in response to growing concerns over “bending issues” with the new iPhone 6 Plus, following this YouTube video.

The facility sits a few blocks away from Apple’s Cupertino campus, and contains a lot of equipment for testing the strength and durability of the iPhone. Here, engineers for the company put handsets through a variety of tests including torsion (or twisting) and pressure, to make sure they will hold up.

“As we add more and more features, we have to find out a way to break them before customers do,” Apple’s SVP of hardware engineering Dan Riccio told The Verge during their visit today. He added, “the bottom line is that if you use enough force to bend an iPhone, or any phone, it’s going to deform.”

Ironically, Riccio said that Apple did more testing on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus—around 15,000 separate tests between the 2 handsets—than any previous model. And in addition to the machine methods mentioned above, they were also tested out in the hands and pockets of  “thousands” of Apple employees.

Apple’s head of marketing Phil Schiller was also on hand today, and he told The Verge that if you think something has occurred that shouldn’t have with your device, “go to AppleCare or the Genius Bar, and let them look at it.” He didn’t say specifically, though, that “bending” is covered under warranty.

The whole situation is reminiscent of the iPhone 4’s “antennagate” in 2010, where users complained of signal attenuation, and I think that’s the last time Apple invited the press into a testing facility. For more photos and details regarding Apple’s iPhone stress testing process, check out The Verge’s gallery.

[The Verge]

  • Lordrootman

    I already know it. Those 9 phones were owned by Samsung’s employees! Trying to find a flaw in the best selling iPhone and the best reviewed phone but……

    • Yerdaddy

      This wouldn’t be at all surprising. In fact, considering the link bait whore who helped push this along (Lou from unboxed therapy) it’s quite plausible.

      • Eric M

        Since Samsung’s profits seems to be “bending” the wrong way in the mobile phone market, let’s see if they can straighten that out!

        Oh and nice iPhone 5 clone release Samsung pffft (Alpha)! What were they saying about imitation?!

      • BoardDWorld

        Come on guys, this is shoddy. we have what is known as the best iPhone on the market that has the potential to bend in your pocket. That is not acceptable.

      • Chris

        Well said

        Some people with always blame there tools rather than blame the source

        The dam phone could set of fire and it won’t be Apple falt it will always be samsung falt

      • BoardDWorld

        Just had a thought. Some of the drop tests the glass actually popped off just from the drop. I’m have it in mind if the glass was fastened better it would have better structural integrity by not allowing the body to pull away from the glass as it flexes.

      • BoardDWorld

        An explanation as to why Apple may have missed this:

        http://imgur.(com)/a/FBegH

      • BoardDWorld

        This is guy was laughing at the posts but laughed too soon. He’s treated his iPhone well, a case from purchase, but now has a very slight warp in only a couple of days:

        https://www.youtube.(com)/watch?v=WRKpmUyIe6E

    • Wilber Alexander Flores

      Right?.

    • Kurt

      Don’t be mad bro, the iPhone is just doing what it want’s to do.

      • LMAO

      • Matt

        I have to admit, this is good marketing. Funny and clever.

      • Kurt

        Not from Samsung but still funny

      • Dàshing

        yeh haha not about iphone of course ( i love apple ) but that is actually funny
        OMG

      • Rigs101

        That’s hilarious I wouldn’t be surprised if samsung stole that idea though

      • Kurt

        Wouldn’t be the first time with Samesung lol

      • Jerry Cox

        Nice!

      • Dan

        hahaha that’s a real promo?

      • Kurt

        lol, nope. But would be even funnier.

      • Guest

        Try bending this lol

      • Guest

        picture didn’t add

      • NoBendy

        WOW this lame ad makes Note 3 better
        Kunt Sales and Usability makes the phones better
        you would not know coz u are a Kunt

  • Desperate times, Desperate measures. Good move on their part.

  • Shawn

    After antennagate and seeing how they test reception and signal loss and now bendgate and stress testing. Soon we will get to see how Apple does everything.

  • deee

    What?? The iPhone 6 is bending? I only read iDownload blog so I did not know about that.

    • Franklin Richards

      6 Plus. Normal iPhone 6 seems to be largely unaffected.

    • Kamal Ahmad

      It was a feature that apple accidentally included.
      It works perfectly besides some risks.
      It was supposed to be in 6S not 6 or 6 plus

    • Dan

      yeah iDB ignored it for a while

  • turco320

    #bendgate is Fake

    • Jonathan

      Then please explain this.

      • Yerdaddy

        Why should he? There’s nothing to explain. It’s a non story made into one by those with agendas.

      • iPodDroid

        Non story my ass. This wouldn’t have happened Apple tested the damn phone better. Seems like people like to pin things on others when the real culprit is Apple.. SMH

      • Tikimaker

        So you are saying the phone should be Un bendable? No mater what anything can be bent. An iPad can be bent! There is a level of common sense that needs to be used in the ownership of anything. The iPhone 6plus is big and thin so obviously there needs to be a thought process of how it is stowed. If you are a fat ass don’t put it in your back pocket and sit on it.

      • Kurt

        You said common sense yet don’t use common sense. Did Apple’s tests (to deceive people) use warm iPhones? The body heat,and using the device is what greatly helped iphone 5/5s/and now 6 bend.

      • Tikimaker

        98 degrees is hardly enough to increase the bend ability of aluminum.

      • Kurt

        Of course it is. 98 increases the bendability in comparison to 60 degrees. Study science broski. It’s fun and useful. Try bending a cold spoon, and then one you warm up with your fingers. And that’s thicker and far stronger since its steel. Aluminum easily bends as we know, but it also scratches and chips so easily too.

      • Jason Jones

        By that silly logic, car parts such as intake manifolds and cylinder heads should never be made of aluminum since engines reach extremely high temperature.

        Guess what kind of parts are on a top fuel dragster? Yep, aluminum.

      • Kurt

        Well, there is a reason nothing applies pressure to them. Because they would bend like paper. lol

      • Jason Jones

        Do you even understand the internal combustion engine? If you did, you’d know cylinder heads are under extreme pressure, especially the ones on a 7500 horsepower top fueler.
        Thank you for proving you are clueless.

      • Kurt

        Thought you were talking about the top of engine. Wow I’m a complete moron. haha. If I gave a damn about your stupid analogy I’d show you how dumb it is to talk about thick aluminum and near paper thin aluminum found of the bendable iPhone. Go troll else where. You don’t understand physics. Even absolute fanboys admit iphone bend in ones pocket.

      • Jason Jones

        I understand physics enough to know that given enough force, anything is able to be bent or even broken. I also know enough that the yield strength of aluminum (even the lowest grade) is high enough to not be affected by mere body temperature as you proposed earlier. Though I’m no physics professor, I know enough to shoot that theory all to hell.
        Bottom line, 9 out of 2 million does not constitute a manufacturer defect or over sight.

      • Anything can bend after a certain amount of pressure is applied, but at least competing SmartPhones won’t bend just by having them in your front pocket like humans have been doing for the past decades…

        Thinness is no excuse for poor build quality, the Oppo Finder (http://bit ly/1rmQLIO) from 2012 is a materialized proof of that…it’s thinner than the iPhone 6, yet way more durable.

      • You said when pressure is applied anything can bend right? So that means while it was in their front pocket pressure was applied causing it to bend am I reading correctly? If I am then being in the front pocket had nothing to do with it at all and the sole fact was that there was just the right amount of pressure applied to get them to bend..

      • And you still have yet to realize that the amount of pressure required to bend the iPhone 6 is significantly less than that of competitors…enough to be exerted by putting it in front your pocket and going on with your day like you would with any other SmartPhone.

      • It is less. But putting in the front pocket alone is not causing the bend, You already understand that there first needs to be pressure applied. They simply added too much pressure that is the truth.

      • Yeah, the same “too much” pressure humans have been applying to phones in their pocket for decades…

      • Possibly. There should be way more than 9 reported cases if it was that much of a flaw, in fact a majority of them should have the same issue.

      • Pedecia

        The Phone just came out. Wait few months and u will see how many more cases!!! I never managed to bend my iphone4s ot ipad third gen and I smashed it in all directions and even on my knee once as pissed off for a gon bad game lol. Still straight as a stick!! Better not to buy te 6 plus for now I will make a circle of it!!!

      • Ive repaired bent iPhones starting with the iPhone 4 and iPads starting back to the first generation, people just aren’t careful. Pressure and dropping causes deformation of these devices, they are not bending on there own..

      • Sean Finn

        If you really think there were only 9 cases reported you would believe anything that Apple throws out. Most people wont go to Apple they will go to there local carrier where they purchased the phone to complain i.e. Carphone Warehouse,3,02,Vodafone etc. and ask for a replacement and then you would hardly expect the carriers to come out and say that the 6+ is easily bent when they have a stock of it to sell, 10 Million sold and only 9 have complained to Apple..in the words of Karl Pilkington I call Bullshit

      • I don’t believe it was only nine I know the number is higher. Im actually curious as to how many customers bent their phones.

      • NoBendy

        The above users bent Phones it seems they were sitting on their phones it a phone not a chair
        You Samsung Paid Troll

      • NoBendy

        You Samsung Paid Troll

      • BoardDWorld

        It must be nice for you and Kurt to have a reason to talk sense for a change.

      • It must be nice for you to finally be able to see outside Apple’s behind…

      • BoardDWorld

        Come on, keep talking sense please, I guess it had to end somewhere aye…

      • Aww, guess you’ve rushed your head back up Apple’s behind…you won’t be missed.

      • BoardDWorld

        How about I pretend you responded like a mindful person. This is a funny comment I saw:

        People keeping phones in their pockets!! The shock, the horror! It’s almost as if people are savages!!

        Or y’know it’s what people do with their phones, even big phones and maybe it’s more the fact Apple decided to use a large piece of thin soft metal with zero internal support for their biggest ever phone.

      • NoBendy

        Neither would you

        You Samsung Paid Troll

      • Kurt

        Anytime I see @BoardDWorld:disqus I usually just skip his comments.

      • NoBendy

        You Samsung Paid Troll

      • NoBendy

        Ok get an oppo and then go to an OPPO forum
        Why here on an apple forum
        You Samsung Paid Troll

      • iPodDroid

        I didn’t say that it shouldn’t be bendable. I just said it shouldn’t be bending as bad is it should be. Not everyone has the same level of Apple expertise to know that they shouldn’t put it in their back pocket or whatever pocket bends it. You can’t expect people to know all these things, some just buy an iPhone for just the phone capabilities itself, nothing more. I think some of you guys are just being too harsh on others. :/

      • BoardDWorld

        Yep, it just has to be pocket proof, that is a given. Imagine being called dumb because you put your phone in your pocket. “Oh how stupid, you can’t do that, you should know iPhone 6+ isn’t designed for your pocket”.

        Everyone certainly does know now anyway…

      • NoBendy

        Just get lost

        You Samsung Paid Troll

      • Jason Jones

        Because 9 out of roughly 2 million (assuming the 6 Plus sold that many out of the 10 million total) have bent, Apple should have done more testing? 9 out of 2 million is a damn fine defect rate. Look at how many cars, or even children’s toys go under recall because the entire batch is defective.
        If you honestly believe 9 out of 2 million is bad, you should probably never buy another smart phone (or car….maybe anything) ever again. Get a grip.

      • iPodDroid

        Sounds like you misunderstood my comment. I never stated that I had a problem with 9 users having the bending issue, my problem is that with the 10 million iPhone’s sold, 2 million considering the Plus models, you would think Apple would’ve had MORE than 9 users with the issue and sounds like Apple is using it as an excuse to avoid taking responsibility for the bending.

      • Jason Jones

        Why should Apple take any responsibility at all? It’s not a widespread or even moderate problem. The phone isn’t advertised as “unbendable.” That would be like me and 8 of my friends dropping our G2’s and complaining it’s LG’s fault the screen broke, even though it isn’t advertised as indestructible.
        If this was an issue with 1 out of every 10 or 20 sold, then yes, Apple should accept responsibility. However, that’s not the case. For every 1 complaint of bending, there are 200,000 more that are not.

      • Well it looks like I’m looking at a bent iPhone which is not at all unusual should you apply enough pressure (Apples testing facilities use 25 kilograms of force at the centre of the device which the phone should be able to withstand) which means that a lot more pressure than 25 kilograms must have been exerted in order to bend the device.

      • Jonathan

        Logical, but unique response. 😛

      • Kurt

        temp of the metal is important. Apple’s tests are on cold devices. Don’t forget that.

      • Did they ever actually mention which temperature they tested them at?

      • Kurt

        Of course not. That’s one way to deceive people. Leave out important details. Sin of omission.

      • Im just saying you shouldn’t assume they didn’t try different temperatures just because they didn’t mention any at all.

      • Kurt

        Umm, you and I bought know Apple didn’t. Come on. You know it.

      • No, I don’t know. Even if they didn’t test at different temps how do you know if the single testing temperature was low or high? You still don’t know so stop assuming.

      • Kurt

        You are assuming more than me. Look at the photos. No proof of temp. Only proof of a phone in room temp, and phone off.

        Stop assuming.

      • Assuming more than you. Lol and where does it state the temp of the room in the first place. pathetic.

      • Kurt

        How much does Apple pay you to protect them like a good puppy?

      • You need to grow up.

      • True. I’m sure this is also tested at some point though and yes it probably does bend easier under hot temperatures. I don’t think this can be avoided (other than using other materials like plastic).

      • Kurt

        If you don’t mind, a case should definitely help. I prefer no cases. I do have a bumper on my note 3, because the chrome bezel on the Note 2 was terrible looking after awhile. Haven’t seen it happen with the Note 3 but I’m not taking a risk. Now my phone looks like a big iPhone 4S :-p

      • Sean Finn

        Aiden they bend is appearing at the sim tray and volume rocker not the centre of the phone if they applied that pressure to the simtray area the phone will bend easily as there are cutouts in the aluminium for the sim tray and the volume rockers

      • Kurt

        Same places the iPhone 5/5s bent. Hopefully Apple learned their lesson and the next iPhone will be made with stainless steel on the sides and a beautiful glass back 🙂 iPhone 4 all over again. I’d buy an iPhone again for that.

      • Nathan Jung

        Photoshop?

      • Vic O

        If you get your phone bent at that spot like that in just over a week of use, you have no business using ANY smartphone. Stick to home phone.

      • In other words:

        If you manage to bend a poor build quality phone in just over a week of use, then you have no business using any higher quality phone…

        Such mindless Apple worshipers…

      • Vic O

        Lol. You may want to re-read your comment. Mindless, huh?

      • Oh, I called the iPhone 6 a poor build quality…how mindless, build quality is nothing more than look and feel.

        /s

      • Vic O

        You’re probably right. As always.

      • NoBendy

        Such mindless Droid worshipers…

        Getting paid to come to a apple forum and put shitty comment
        Get a life

        Samsung Paid Troll

      • Kurt

        Poor Apple, they are innocent of their flawed design. Let’s take after Steve Jobs and blame the users.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Jonathan come on, you are smarter than that! The iPhone in that point will be extremely hard to bend, they use something to bend that part of the iPhone!

      • Rigs101

        Maybe the owner of this iphone wanted to rest the phone on a table and be able to type better no stand needed now…but that sucks though

    • John

      Still dreaming little fanboy, still dreaming.

  • The phone bends, but the screen still seems unaffected, and the phone still works, so I say that’s not as bad as it may seem.

    Also, I’m pretty sure that any phone that thin will be affected when enough pressure is applied.

    • In that case, the Oppo Finder (http://bit ly/1rmQLIO) must be a revolutionary phone, since it’s thinner than the iPhone 6, yet way more durable that the force from your pocket won’t bend it…

      • GNZT

        No evidence has been brought forward to conclude these phone bend in front pockets or rear pockets for that matter, just several video’s of people applying significant force to bend a phone in a non real world situation, and a handful of photo’s with no factual evidence to prove how they bent.
        Supporting a salesforce issued with 81 devices and climbing we have yet to see any sign of bending or distortion, and these road warriors are brutal on hardware..

      • No evidence? Did you miss the guy at Unbox Therapy state that he noticed there’s a slight bend in the middle of his iPhone 6 when he took it out of his pocket? Have you seen the BBC news (http://bbc in/1swt0jV)?

        I guess your definition of “evidence” is when Apple says they’ve got complainers…in which case, haven’t you seen the recent news (http://bit ly/1swrOx0) of them saying that thus far, 9 people have contacted them about the problem within a week of using the iPhone 6. That’s only talking of people that have contacted them, who knows how many are blaming themselves for the flawed design.

      • GNZT

        Your links aren’t working.

      • Yes they are, I just post them that way to prevent censorship by iDB. Copy them to your URL bar and add a . in place of the space.

      • GNZT

        Well then the aren’t working if one has to modify them….Having a look

      • GNZT

        Good lord this is just regurgitated fictitious news reporting, no evidence whatsoever…

      • Fictions news? Sure…ignorance is a bliss.

      • GNZT

        Enjoy your Bliss – Factual evidence – Complete lack of..

      • Yeah, keep waiting for your “dingbat” facts to come from Apple…conventional facts are all over place..

      • GNZT

        Im not relying on Apples facts at all, Im sceptical in a lot they do, but this case is just pure palava, stemming from one viral video of someone exhibiting huge force on a phone and a bunch of no factual copy cats and clumsy people hoping to get replacements..

      • Yeah, blame the user for the flaws…they’re all just pocketing it wrong.

      • GNZT

        Clearly or there would be millions going back…

      • NoBendy

        I blame you you Samsung Paid Troll

      • Kurt

        you’re the only one starting fights with others…thats the definition of a troll-so the troll is you.

      • NoBendy

        Droid worshipers here
        Trolling on an apple forum
        Get lost you Samsung Paid Troll

      • Calm yourself iSheep extremist…

      • Kurt

        I miss the Moderate iSheep. Now we got Extremist iSheep trying to behead non followers :-/

      • NoBendy

        I am Calm You samsung Paid Troll
        I love Trolling on Android trolls on Apple Forums

      • Kurt

        He only believes something negative about Apple, only when Steve Jobs admits to it….and that ain’t gonna happen any time soon.

      • NoBendy

        Kunt

      • NoBendy

        I believe that you are Kunt

    • Kurt

      dust, water, humidity now creeps into your phone and takes residence on motherboard. Yeah, not as bad as it may seem. MUCH worse.

  • TwinSon

    I’m holding my mom’s 6 and my Dad’s 6+ RIGHT NOW as we speak, these things are not bending unless you MAKE THEM BEND. The amount of pressure you’d have to apply to even bend them is enough where for it to warp even the slightest would have to be a premeditated act.

    But honestly, it’s made of aluminum, a flexible metal. Maybe you shouldn’t sit on your phone for 8 hours in your back pocket…I dropped an 80lb weight on my 5S ( have a 6+ now) by accident at the gym. Luckily it was face down and I had my Incipio off Grid Pro battery case on, and that only managed to leave a slight dent in the bottom right corner of the back of the phone. These phones are durable, not idiot proof.

    • Kurt

      Temperature buddy…temperature. Warm up the device by playing a game or by body heat, then see how much easier it is to bend.

      • TwinSon

        I’m sorry, no. Playing a game or body heat is NOT going to generate enough heat to allow your phone to bend by putting it in your pocket. This is a freak accident at it BEST. It happened to 9 phones out of the 10,000,000 sold so far and one of the cases was someone who actually managed to sit on their phone for 8 hours, get up, then go sit on it again.

      • Kurt

        As a fellow twin. You’re a disgrace. This has nothing to do with people sitting ON their phones. These phones bent whilst in their front pockets. etc etc, your not worth wasting my time. Go away.

      • Allen B

        I’m still waiting on proof of it bending while in the front pocket. There’s no proof of that… I could say that i dropped the phone 3 inches from the ground and it cracked. But what really happened is i dropped the phone from two stories. Don’t believe everything you hear.

      • The guy at Unbox Therapy clearly stated that he checked his iPhone 6+ after all the noise about the iBend feature, and noticed it was slighty bent along the middle, there’s news about individuals complaining of the same pocket-bending problem (http://bbc in/1swt0jV) and Apple has made a statement confirming they’ve thus far had 9 customers complain to them about it (http://bit ly/1swrOx0)…what other evidence are you waiting for?

      • Allen B

        Customers can complain all they want, people are going to use this reason as a scape goat for their own moron decisions. Like I said I’ve had my phone in my front pocket for the last week with no case. I don’t believe what I hear until I see it with my own eyes, I’m entitled to my opinion and until someone has a camera built in their pocket and have a iPhone 6 plus in their pocket and shows it bending over a certain period of time I’m just not going to believe it.

      • Kurt

        I don’t believe what I hear until I see it with my own eye

        Want an example to show just how stupid of a statement that is?

      • Allen B

        unless I see it with my own eyes*

      • Kurt

        Should have copied and pasted instead of retyping. :-p

      • Allen B

        Lol

      • ” people are going to use this reason as a scape goat for their own moron decisions”

        Nothing more moronic than thinking twice before buying the iPhone 6…but I guess Apple never thought you do that. Enjoy your “new” phone.

      • Allen B

        I love my phone! iPhone 6 plus all day! I had androids and I’m so over that garbage! Didn’t even come close to thinking twice went in there and bought it! Only think I thought about was the color and size! ✌️Guess what? It’s not bent either lol good day MORON!

      • Guest

        See I love it 🙂

      • Allen B

        Lmao love it!

      • TwinSon

        Right lmao. Because everyone is supposed to believe after watching that video of this dude using so much force his hands shook and turned red just to bend his phone is actually the equivalent of putting it in your front pocket? I’m a realist, you seem to be on a crusade for Samsung. You no nothing about how these phones were used, how long they sat in each “front pocket” and what “normal” use is per individual. You’re nuts if you think a pocket can do that and there’s no outside factors.

        Everyone cut off your front pockets, they’re a trap!!

      • Kurt

        It was bent in the begining of the video, from being in his front pocket. I say all kinds of negative stuff about Samsung. Never defend them when they do wrong. I’m not a fanboy. When Apple was the best, I said it. I’m not biased. There is enough of that on this site. Also, its not that the pocket does it. its your leg and hip/abdomen.

      • NoBendy

        Seemed like he bent the phones before the video
        cant trust these videos specially when it so promoted by people like kunt Samsung paid Troll

      • Kurt

        Can you stop calling me Kunt?

      • NoBendy

        Hey Kunt Go away
        There people who are showing the phones are bend are all samsung paid trolls like you

      • Kurt

        Not a fanboy of Samsung. Don’t curse. There are kids on this site. Have a tiny bit of respect for non-biased people on this forum.

        If you are willing to pay me, I’ll only say good things about Apple. Deal?

      • NoBendy

        No Deal Kunt

      • waverdr

        Maybe we should replace the r in your name with an n and then you can insert the phone to bring it up to body heat. Sick of hearing people like yourself bash the phone. It will make no difference to sales. Go back to your samsung or oppo that you think is more durable.

      • Pedecia

        Such an ignorant comment! We pay over 1000usd for an iphone 6+ here in Italy and if it bend or it is too delicate to keep intact for a long time it may be or may not be a possible problem of design. We customers got the right to know what is it and must be investigated. A phone is not good just because is called APPLE my friend and I dont have money to through away to buy a new one if the one I got bend or breaks with proper use. So it is essential that we get a full report on this as it is in my view a big issue and will stop people from buying it.

      • SkyFall

        You pay 1000 Euro+ , because of Italy’s taxes. In Greece the iPhone 5s costed 700-800-900 (16-32-64) Euro with tax. Without tax it would cost 600-700-800 Euro. Thats 100 bucks.

      • NoBendy

        No It wont
        Just looser’s like you

      • Kurt

        Not think…I know my Note 3 is more durable. That’s been proven.

        Btw, (don’t actually answer this)…why do you worship a company? That’s weird.

      • NoBendy

        Your Note 3 Sucks it has Andorid OS
        that makes it the worst phone ever
        You are kunt here at a Apple Forum
        Samsung Paid Troll

      • Kurt

        Still trolling me? Get that anger out!

      • NoBendy

        Exactly he is a Kunt and a Samsung Paid Troll

      • @dongiuj

        You’ve been flagged so many times. Calm your vulgar language, stay on topic, stop name-calling and stop trying to instigate pointless heated discussions.

    • @dongiuj

      Dropped and 80lb weight?! You need to be going to the gym more.

      • Kurt

        80lbs is a good amount, but what’s the problem is he is saying “idiot proof” when he is the idiot who put his phone on the floor. Dropping a weight on it is an accident. But an idiot puts their phone on the floor.

      • @dongiuj

        Sorry, it was just a joke.

      • Dan

        I do that all the time XD

      • Kurt

        Dropping an 80lb weight on your iphone? ouch 😮

      • NoBendy

        Somebody shoud drop that on your head Kunt

      • Kurt

        Have fun getting banned from this site. They don’t condone cursing. Bye troll.

      • NoBendy

        i can create another account and will troll on you again You Kunt

      • Dan

        hahaha no, leaving my phone lying around on the floor in the gym. I’m always affraid if I leave it in my pockets that I’ll hit it with a barbell

    • Hyr3m

      “I’m holding my mom’s 6 and my Dad’s 6+ RIGHT NOW as we speak”

      How are you typing on your computer or own phone with your parents’ phones in each hand ?

      • Kurt

        hahahaha

        Caught in a lie. Nice one.

      • NoBendy

        Hahahaha

        You are a Kunt

    • Sean Finn

      The phone was not in there back pocket it was in their front pocket, did you even read any of the reports or the forums over at mac rumours the phone bent from being in the persons front pocket where the vast majority of people keep their phone, why would apple be blamed for a phone bending if the person had it in their back pocket and sat on it for 8 hours dont be silly.

  • Danial

    BS

    • Kurt

      and BS is a river in Egypt

      :-/

  • iPodDroid

    Again, if anyone is at fault it’s Apple’s since they should’ve tested the phone better . Hell, it wouldn’t surprise me if they deliberately knew about the bending in the first place. Quit pinning the problem on others when Apple manufactured the phone with the bending problem.

    • NoBendy

      People like you should not be on apple forums
      But then again you are paid to be so…

      • iPodDroid

        I have a right to be here and express my opinion. I am not being paid by anyone. I’ve supported Apple for years, and just these recent events have made me doubt them. I’m not a fanboy of any kind unlike you.

      • n0ahcruz3

        +1 for u

      • Alberto Espinal

        As always!

      • ✯Mike✯

        I can’t say I’m a fan of any company that mocks another to make themselves look better. that is one of the basis’s of bullying. one feels inferior to another so they pick out the other’s faults.

        now, I’m in no way saying apple is perfect because they aren’t, and I’m in no way full-fledged supporting apple. I simply this that a phone will inevitably bend because it is not a solid peice of . metal and they’re trying to please the average user not the extremists out there that completely punish their phone.

        apple did nothing wrong. they tested the phone as well as they could’ve and just because a few poorly educated people have bent their phones, does not give them a reason to fight with the manufacturer or the head company itself.

        boom.

      • iPodDroid

        I agree with you to some extend… I’m not trying to pick a fight with anyone, with the bending of the iPhone 6+ and iOS 8.0.1, my tolerance for Apple has been going down. You expect a company like Apple that produces high quality products to avoid situations like this, but it nope….. Gotta have a crippled/broken OS Software fix. But Again, no one knows what exactly went on when they tested these products. So Apologies to anyone who felt that I offended them with my opinion (Execpt NoBendy, I don’t apologize to Fanboys)

      • @dongiuj

        Sorry, this is a message to everyone, not you….
        To have unbiased opinions on this site is needed. To have variety on this site is needed. If everyone thought EXACTLY the same as everyone here, there would be no need for a comments section…apart from sharing work arounds for the numerous problems that are reported throughout the year with ios faults and jailbreak questions.
        I like this blog but I think that the….how do I say this without hurting people’s feelings….the seriously devoted apple fanatics with pure biased comments are almost destroying the comments section by themselves. The fact that the mentioned fanatics always bring a specific Korean brand into any topic just goes to show that they are in fear of competition and if this specific Korean brand is so bad then why compare apple to it if apple is supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread? Even when nobody has mentioned this Korean brand, these fanatics feel the need to drag that company into the conversation, escalating the situation, going off topic and then instigating pointless heated discussion. It’s almost like they are trying to assure themselves of something, I don’t know what that is but they try to do it. So please don’t go assuming that all people that are not pro apple hate apple because not one person has actually said that they hate apple. Presumptions and assumptions make you look not as clever as you would like to appear to be and you are only drawing more “hate/negativity” upon yourself.
        A truly confused race of people. I feel sorry for some of them, really. Try being non biased once or twice, go on, just try it. You might find it satisfying, you don’t until you try. Go on, give it a try. If you don’t like it or can’t handle being non biased then just go back to your natural self again. But please don’t knock until you’ve tried it.

      • Kurt

        This should be copied and pasted under every article. Why why why do people become fanboys of any company? Just plain weird.

      • Pedecia

        Only the bending and the IoS??? What about the disgusting sticking out camera????? If Steve Jobs was alive would have never accept such shitty compromise!!!! A huge phone like that that cannot lay flat on a table but will be all wabbly??? 1300usd phone???? Apple unfortunately is going down big time in design.

      • NoBendy

        Android Fanboy Paid by samsung to troll on apple forum

      • NoBendy

        No one cares about you opinion
        You Samsung Paid Troll

      • @dongiuj

        Stay on topic please.

      • @dongiuj

        Assumptions. Nothing more and nothing less. Prove it. Prove that this person is being paid. If you can’t then please refrain from these accusations and instigating pointless heated discussions.

    • Tikimaker

      The only bending problem is a moron problem. Sounds like you should stay far away from the iPhone 6+.

      • Pedecia

        Definitely I will and will stay a little longer with my iphone 4s until i ge more proper detailed info about this issue. Money cost time…. Alot of time… Apple have billions I do not.

  • iNeedANameHere

    Just like with Antennagate, Bendgate is easily fixed with a case 😉

    • Kurt

      Just like Antennagate, Bendgate is the users fault (when in reality it is Apple’s faulty design)

      • NoBendy

        Android Sucks…

        Kunt

  • urrl

    Only one thing can settle this guys. A cell phone bend off between iPhone 6 plus and GN4/GN3 and LG G3 as well as any other with 5.5 inches or greater. Very simple.

    • Kurt

      It’s been done between iPhone 6 Plus and Note 3. With many more tries, and farrr more strength applied, the Note 3 came out victorious. It all has to do with a faulty design from Apple. It bends in the same place that the iphone 5/5s bent. But those bend when your butt warmed them up and you sat on them. To me, as I always stated, thats the users fault. But here we have the iPhone bending from being warmed up in your front pocket, and/or after playing a game and placed in the front pocket. That’s the fault of Apple. Since metal scratches so easily (which is a poor choice for a mobile device btw) people put a case on it, which helps to keep the phone from bending. So maybe in a few days Apple will give free cases away after we get blamed for their faulty design again.

      • Rigs101

        Free cases from apple that will never happen maybe a discount but a California company giving something away for free come on let’s be real man

      • Kurt

        Bumpers were given away for free for a limited time after the iPhone 4. If this becomes a wide spread problem, which I suppose it will, then maybe they will do the right thing and give out cases. Hopefully these devices had a hairline crack in them when shipped and this isn’t just a faulty design.

  • mike smith

    I can say, I like iPhone, but since Steve jobs died, apple don’t know what to make, everybody that visit this website hate when someone talk about Samsung,but you have to realize iPhone is not the best phone as you think,I used android phone,after that iPhone and i love iPhone but like i said before apple gotta make it better, when apple do something new is already old in android, anyway apple make the same phone over and over and we will buy again,i will make the long stupid line two weeks before sales.

    • Kurt

      2007-2011 iPhone was number one. Everyone copied the iPhone. Especially Samsung. Now Apple copies Samsung and others. I like copying good features so I encourage them to keep it up. It’s a win for us.

  • well you know if you buy a $50 fork; it will bend too; if you bend it.

  • Ottawa Gamerz

    stop all android users if we dont stop posting how our phones are better and dont bend we may piss apple off 🙂 wouldnt want that at all go android

    • @dongiuj

      Stay on topic please.

  • Ottawa Gamerz

    u go into an apple store u buy a big 6 u pay next thing u do is buy an otterbox case it will be like 80 dollars but worth every $$$ trust me while its in a nice defender case locked up u can drop u can throw it do what u wish because it is well protected i know every phone i buy or kids or wife we use otterbox!! so i know they have the new cases out there use them if not u may drop break something and than figure out y u should of spend that extra 80 to 100 on protection

    • @dongiuj

      Do you work for utterbollox?

      Edited,
      Sorry, damn predictive text! I mean otterbox.

      • Ottawa Gamerz

        nope i just love this case if ur going to spend 6 7 8 hundred dollars on a phone protect it

      • @dongiuj

        Ok. I’ve never owned one. I always use a £2 silicon case on every iPhone I owned and has done the job just fine. But then I’ve never come across this bending problem before the 6.

      • Ottawa Gamerz

        well if ur like me and i own a big phone first thing i did was buy one it works thats all im saying

      • @dongiuj

        Cool

      • Ottawa Gamerz

        3 layer protection and a warranty that kicks ass

      • @dongiuj

        Well I don’t want the warranty if it does that. Does it do that to tell you to stop sitting on the phone incase you bend it? Lol

      • Ottawa Gamerz

        i dont own the 6 i own the 3

      • Ottawa Gamerz

        did i stump ya lol

      • Kurt

        Otterboxes are just so uglyyyyy

  • Ottawa Gamerz

    there u go apple 6 users buy this be safe

  • Telco Biru User

    Does the iPhone made in China or made in California?

    • WonkieInc

      Made in china, designed in California

  • Blake

    What if we don’t have a apple store in our state or it’s hours away?

    • Then you’re not one of those who complained to Apple…so, it’s a non issue.

      • Kurt

        hahaha “it’s a non issue” love the arrogance from Apple.

  • Tom

    Lets bend that ass

  • SkyFall

    Am i the only person who sees this “bentgate” as a good thing? With all the fuss and media attention Apple got for this very problem, the next generation of iPhones will (knowing Apple in two-four years time) have a better more robust build quality.

    • Kurt

      Hopefully, stainless steel bezels with a glass back 🙂 …iphone 4/4S style.

  • Ted Forbes

    Apples stress test does not matter, the fact is this is happening. Some one ought to do a stress test on the last 3 iPhones and compare it to the iPhoen 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. If this new phone wins the test then we should put this to rest. If not Apple should do a refund and start over.

  • TwinSon

    Taking my phone back..there’s a0.0000045% chance my aluminum phone may bend if I apply enough pressure to bend it using my front pocket in my skin tight jeans. Just can’t take that risk.

  • GzyOnline

    “Apple’s head of marketing Phil Schiller…told The Verge that if you think something has occurred that shouldn’t have with your device, “go to AppleCare or the Genius Bar, and let them look at it.”–Apple executives have obviously never had to do this themselves.. Seeing the Genus Bar re: a faulty Apple product is such a waste of time! With their super strict & conservative “testing machines/computers”.. they don’t care if your product is not working like it’s supposed to; if their test machine says nothing is wrong with your product, then SORRY, they will NOT help you! ps- Jailbreak4Life!