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.
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.
Apple has long touted its passion for music, a point that it stressed when it acquired Beats Electronics earlier this year and brought music pioneers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine on board. Yet, a new report confirms that — perhaps surprisingly — the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus do not currently have support for high-res or HD audio playback.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus could be the most sensor-laden smartphones that Apple has ever released, based on a new teardown that reveals two accelerometers found inside both devices. According to Chipworks, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have a three-axis Bosch BMA280 accelerometer and what the company believes is a MPU-6700 six-axis accelerometer from InvenSense.
It has not been the greatest month for Apple in the media. September kicked off on a low note with a massive celebrity photo leak attributed to iCloud, and things haven’t got much better in recent weeks with iPhone 6 Plus “Bendgate”, the botched iOS 8.0.1 software update, a last-minute HealthKit bug and “Bash” security flaw affecting OS X users.
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.
If you are worried that the larger batteries found inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might be ramping up your electricity bill, think again. A new study performed by software company Opower finds that the cost to charge an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is just 47 cents per year and 52 cents per year respectively based on average U.S. electricity costs.
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.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus goes on sale in 20 more countries; kicks off with life-sized emoji line in New Zealand [Updated with photos]
Following the successful launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom and a handful of other countries last week, resulting in over 10 million iPhones sold, the highly-anticipated smartphones are now launching in New Zealand and 19 other countries.
By now, you have probably heard about Bendgate. Earlier this week, both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were bent on video and the mainstream media has been pouncing on the situation since. The result has been a huge controversy about how Apple could allow this to happen, but the matter of fact is that aluminum is malleable.