iPhone 6 Plus bendgate

iPhone 6 Plus bend test

The bending issue has seen quite a bit of coverage after some users complained that the iPhone 6 Plus could bend in their pockets, and the iPhone 6 Plus bend test video went viral.

On September 25, Apple officially responded to the bending controversy, expressing that the situation is “extremely rare”, and that (at the time of the statement) only nine people had come forward with a bending issue. A couple of days later, Consumer Reports published their own findings, confirming Apple’s “extremely rare” statement.

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Check out our latest coverage of the iPhone bendgate controversy below.

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iPhone 6s Plus bend test video: Will it bend?

iPhone 6s Plus bend test video: Will it bend?

Soon after the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last year, it was discovered that the larger iPhone could be easily bent by applying force in the middle, or by just carrying the phone around in one’s back pocket for a few days.

Video shows 300 bent iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units to refute Apple’s claims

Video shows 300 bent iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units to refute Apple’s claims

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate gathered quite a bit of steam after the devices launched, forcing Apple to give an official statement, and allow reporters to take a peek inside Apple’s stress testing labs.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 fails a ‘bend test’ too

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 fails a ‘bend test’ too

Turns out, some things bend if you try hard enough. Just in case you needed another video to show you that, a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been put through a “bend test,” and unfortunately for the device it doesn’t go so well.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere on iPhone 6 Plus bendgate controversy: This thing doesn’t f***ing bend

T-Mobile CEO John Legere on iPhone 6 Plus bendgate controversy: This thing doesn’t f***ing bend

T-Mobile’s flamboyant CEO John Legere had some interesting things to say about the iPhone 6 Plus bendgate controversy at the GeekWire Summit.

People take bend test to the next level by bending iPhone 6 Plus in Apple Store

People take bend test to the next level by bending iPhone 6 Plus in Apple Store

If you have even an ounce of common sense, you probably don’t need to be told this: please don’t bend the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at Apple Stores. Over the weekend, that’s exactly what a pair of British teenagers named Kylie and Danny did at an Apple Store in the United Kingdom. Even worse, they decided to make a video of the bending.

Consumer Reports finds iPhone 6 Plus less bendable than perceived

Consumer Reports finds iPhone 6 Plus less bendable than perceived

Almost simultaneously with a new video surfacing in which Unbox Therapy performed a bending test of the iPhone 6 Plus uncut on video in downtown Toronto, Canada to prove that it was not faked, Consumer Reports is out with its own video that finds the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to be less bendable than has been portrayed by the media.

iPhone 6 Plus undergoes another bend test to prove it wasn’t faked

iPhone 6 Plus undergoes another bend test to prove it wasn’t faked

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.

Inconsistencies in iPhone 6 Plus bendgate video raise questions over its accuracy

Inconsistencies in iPhone 6 Plus bendgate video raise questions over its accuracy

The iPhone 6 Plus bending issue quickly turned into a controversy so big that Apple had to officially respond to the issue, and give journalists access to Apple’s stress testing facilities.

LG pokes fun at Apple over the iPhone 6 Plus bending controversy using — an iPhone

LG pokes fun at Apple over the iPhone 6 Plus bending controversy using — an iPhone

Everyone from Apple’s rivals to comedians have been taking a dig at the company for the iPhone 6 Plus bending controversy.

As we had reported, LG was one of the rivals to poke fun at Apple with the following tweet.

Apple responds to iPhone 6 Plus bending issue; says it’s ‘extremely rare’ in normal use [Updated]

Apple responds to iPhone 6 Plus bending issue; says it’s ‘extremely rare’ in normal use [Updated]

Over the past couple of days, reports surfaced claiming that the iPhone 6 Plus was getting bent while kept in their owner’s pocket. The issue, dubbed bend gate, blew up into a controversy, and Apple today officially responded to the issue in a statement.