Apple’s iPhone 6 models bend during everyday use, users claim
Cupertino’s new flagship proves too flexible for some
Users of Apple's newly released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, have broadcast their disappointment in a design flaw in the chassis of both devices that allows the handsets to bend under pressure.
Posting on a number of message-board sites, including Twitter and MacRumours, users complained that the handsets were bending, even when carried in a front pocket.
In response to photos showing bent iPhone 6 units, tech review site Unbox Therapy posted a video on YouTube where a presenter claimed his iPhone 6 Plus was slightly bent. He then performed a bend test on the phone using his bare hands. It was not only impossible to gauge the exact force he exerted, but also impossible to determine if he used the phone that was already bent as the test subject.
Apple apologists will argue that the iPhone 6 is not the first handset in Apple's stable to suffer from launch-time issues. Similar problems were reported from the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. Other vendors, such as Samsung, Sony, HTC and BlackBerry have also released phones with easily flexible chassis.