Let us begin this post with the qualifying statement that it has never until today occurred to us to try to bend a cellphone, subsequently, we do not know how much bendy-type pressure one should expect to be able to apply on a phone without warping it. I probably could go downstairs to the labs and start bending Consumer Reports’ test phones to establish a baseline, but I suspect they’d be sort of angry, and I really want them to like me. So, let it be known that we don’t know if this video of a guy bending his phone on purpose represents evidence of an unacceptable performance from the phone. But it totally does bend. Yes, it does.
“This is a huge piece of aluminum… yes it bends under the force of my hand pressure,” says Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy. He adds, “It’s time to see how Apple responds to this.”
The follows reports earlier today of iPhones bending from being inside front pockets. Front! Allegedly! Meanwhile, angry folks are gathering on the #bendgate hashtag on Twitter, so you can check that out as well.
And of course if you’ve got a iPhone 6 (plus or otherwise, whatever) that bent in your front pocket, you can go ahead and share that with us at email@example.com.