When we look back at this September in Apple history, it will be a month full of both high and low points. The month began with a massive celebrity photo leak attributed to iCloud ahead of the highly successful iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event, and then Bendgate became a thing just prior to iOS 8.0.1 breaking everyone’s iPhones.
iPhone 6 bendgate: Everything you need to know!
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.
People putting devices through stress tests isn’t new at all, and it will continue for as long as people can put devices in front of cameras and try to destroy them. Ever since the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus, though, and reports of bending started to rise, we’ve been subjected to new “bend tests.”
Since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a new “#gate” situation has broken out and started to gain traction across the ‘net. As people become increasingly paranoid that their new iPhone might bend, BlackBerry took the “issue” to task while on stage announcing their new smartphone, the Passport.
Early on Tuesday, September 23, a series of reports surfaced that cited several owner complaints about the iPhone 6 Plus, and the new handset bending in their pockets. Now, a new YouTube video has been posted, putting the large device through a “bend test,” to see how it fares.
Apple heavily markets the iPhone 6 Plus as the thinnest and largest smartphone that it has ever released, but a new report claims that the ultra-thin 5.5-millimeter chassis has led to a growing number of users accidentally bending the smartphone in their pocket. The problem is informally becoming known as “bent-gate.”