As the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were released just days ago, many customers are putting them through the rough and tough life that smartphones encounter each day by its owners. However, some iPhone buyers are finding the durability of their devices might not be as strong as they think. According to the Guardian, many reports, tweets and pictures of bent iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices have been surfacing on the Web. The Internet is quickly being taken over by what is being called "Bend-Gate."
Numerous people are complaining that their brand new smartphones have already suffered damage over the weekend and warped by simply being in their pockets. A report from an insurance company claimed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to be the "most robust" iPhone ever, the Guardian reported. However, it's tests didn't include bending the device.
iPhone 6 Plus bending at the top
From the several pictures spreading across Twitter, it appears the new iPhone's most vulnerable spot is near the top of the device around where the volume buttons are placed. Many people are seeing a slight curve or even dramatic bend in their phones at this part and say it was all from keeping their devices in their pockets while walking or sitting.
One user on Twitter said his new iPhone 6 Plus had bent in his pocket within 18 hours of purchasing the device, CNET reported. Recently, a video blogger from Square Space tested out the strength of the iPhone 6 Plus and bent the device to show how weak it actually is. The blogger found out quickly the casing is pretty easy to curve with enough pressure applied to it.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are both made from a solid piece of aluminum alloy, which is a very malleable metal, the Guardian reported. The device is much larger than previous models and the size could be a reason for the bending devices. The iPhone 5 had a 4-inch screen, while the new iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen and the iPhone 6 Plus has a massive 5.5-inch screen.
However, the bending smartphone problem is not a new issue for the iPhone since similar complaints emerged after the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, Cult of Mac reported. However, purchasing personal insurance could cover any damages to a new iPhone and give users peace of mind with their devices.