Apple just can't seem to avoid controversy whenever it launches its newest iPhone model. When the iPhone 4 was released, there was "antennagate," which had many users experiencing dropped calls and low service power. Now, with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, "bendgate" is still surging on social media sites a month and a half after the device was released, Boy Genius Report stated.
The problem surfaced after the first weekend the newest iPhones were released. People were complaining that their devices would get a slight bend around the top of the phone - near the volume buttons on the side. Apple immediately responded, tried to put out the fire and said the company only had nine incidents of "bending phones" out of the more than 3 million it sold over the first weekend, the source reported.
New video shows much more than nine broken devices
However, a new video has surfaced on the Web that showed more than 300 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones (Bent iPhone 6 Video) that have encountered a slight or dramatic bend while in use the source stated.
According to Yahoo Tech, the new video appears to be released from the blog called One of the Nine, which is in vein of Apple's claim that there were only nine customers affected by bending devices.
Other scandals about the new iPhone
There have been numerous reports about the iPhone 6 device, and some said it pulled their hair or facial hair. One intense customer claim said the iPhone 6 bent and caught fire in his pocket after a minor pedicab accident, Yahoo Tech reported.
The user said the device burnt through his jeans and left first- and second-degree burns on his leg, the source reported. With his family riding in the back, the wreck forced him to topple over the rickshaw. Once he got up and checked to make sure his wife and son were fine, he noticed something about his leg.
"I felt a burning sensation on my leg and then saw and smelled smoke from my pants," Philip Letcher explained in his blog, according to the source. "I surveyed the rickshaw quickly and could not find anything that could have set me on fire. Then it hit me, my phone was in my pocket."
Fragile smartphones need protection
According to Geek, the iPhone's battery was likely punctured, which caused it to catch fire after the wreck. However, one thing is for certain, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus appear to be fragile electronic devices.
To ensure your device is protected, turn to personal insurance to replace it if it is ever bent or broken. Getting the device replaced with a brand new one at the Apple Store is not a guarantee. Instead, personal insurance provides customers with new devices and doesn't give back refurbished phones.