The trending topic this week surrounding the iPhone 6 has certainly revolved around reports that it is prone to bending, with the situation becoming informally known as Bendgate on Twitter and even in mainstream media. The controversy was kickstarted by an iPhone 6 Plus bending video by Unbox Therapy that was later called out for inaccuracies.
Aiming to prove that the conspiracy theories are untrue, Unbox Therapy hit the streets at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto, Canada to bend another iPhone 6 Plus on camera in an uncut manner. In the video, which has multiple witnesses, he attempts to prove that bending the iPhone 6 Plus is very possible without using a lot of force.
He concludes by showing that the new Moto X cannot be bent when put under a similar amount of force with his hands. But that doesn’t mean the iPhone is the only smartphone susceptible to bending. Aluminum is a highly malleable material, and it will bend under enough pressure. Watch this iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 video for proof.
We’ll let you decide what to make of this second uncut video showing an iPhone 6 Plus being bent:
All in all, while this might show that the iPhone 6 Plus can indeed be bent with your hands, the largely non-issue has been blown way out of proportion this past week. Apple reports that it has received only 9 incidents of users that have bent their new iPhone 6 Plus, and it has promised to replace bent units following a Visual Mechanical Inspection.
If you have experienced bending issues with your iPhone 6 Plus, let us know in the comments section below.
Do you think that Bendgate has been overhyped by the media?