Watch A Dude Bend His iPhone 6 With His Bare Hands

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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 tips@consumerist.com.

Enjoy.

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  1. CzarChasm says:

    I’m not really sure why people care if it’s possible to bend one. I’m 99.9% certain I could break any cellphone in existence, so what does it prove? I guess if it bends significantly more easily than other phones, you would have to treat it more carefully, but it’s a phone, not a hammer, you may have to take care of it a little more gently.

  2. dullard8 says:

    People want thinner and thinner phones but are unwilling to treat them as they should be treated. They put them in their pockets and then sit down, drive and do other things that place stress on the phone, sometimes even sit on them in their back pockets. Of course they bend. If people would treat their iPhones with respect they wouldn’t have a problem. These are not indestructible pieces of equipment and won’t withstand irresponsible treatment.

    I had a sign once that read “Toys will be shared with those who respect them.” Treat your iPhone properly and you won’t have a problem.

    • furiousd says:

      The problem I’ve got is that knowing how the average consumer travels with their phone (in pocket and not in a protective purse pouch) they chose two things: to not put the device through stress tests simulating actual use, and not placing a warning about how to “treat [the] iPhone properly” if they did and knew it had a problem. I recall they had similar problems not simulating real usage with the Nanos that kept having cracked screens