Apple: iPhone 6 Bending ‘Extremely Rare’
Did you accidentally bend your iPhone 6 Plus? You’re in the minority, according to Apple.
Cupertino told CNBC that it has thus far only received nine complaints about bending iPhone 6 Plus devices. If you use the phone normally, bending is “extremely rare,” Apple said, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Apparently, using it normally does not mean putting it in your back pocket and then sitting on it for 18 hours. That’s what a MacRumors forum poster allegedly did to make a dent in his new phablet. The folks at Unbox Therapy then also successfully recreated a bend in the smartphone.
Apple told the Journal that the 6 Plus went through rigorous testing prior to release. That includes “3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion & user studies,” CNBC’s Jon Fortt tweeted.
Despite the small number of complaints, the reports blew up on social media, where it was dubbed #BendGate.
Apple said on Monday that it sold 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets over the weekend, though it did not break out how many of each device were purchased.
Cupertino had to contend with two headaches this week, though. Yesterday, it released iOS 8.0.1, but the update killed cellular service and Touch ID on theiPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple quickly pulled the update and released a step-by-step guide for reverting back to iOS 8.