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BendGate: iPhone 6 ‘malleability’ problem is the Internet’s joke du jour



“Will it bend?” has become the hottest question in tech this week as some iPhone 6 owners have discovered that the laws of physics still apply to the aluminum frame of the new Apple phones … even when neglected in a back pocket.

We pointed out yesterday that any smartphone made of metal will bend when subjected to pressure, but the Internet has jumped on the BendGate controversy like a joyful Steve Wozniak pounding through the polo fields on his mighty Segway.

#BendGate, #BentGate and #BendGhazi started trending on Twitter within the last 24 hours, and while Apple’s PR machine remains silent, the Internet has given its hilarious opinion on the controversy.

Here are some of the funniest BendGate reactions:

iBend 6 – Bendier than bendy

iPhone 6+ One Week

GadgetLove riffed on the bendiness of the iPhone 6 by suggesting Apple just create an all new product line: The iPhone 6 Plus One Week

iPhone 6 Repair Kit


If you were one of the dummies who sat on their iPhone 6 and started this whole ridiculous controversy, B the Moll has already created an iPhone 6 repair kit that will get your bigger-than-big display back in action. (Bonus points for the “U2 Limited Edition” kit.)

Marketing reversal


Some have suggested that the iPhone 6 BendGate issue is really just a marketing issue: “Are iPhones ‘bending’, or are they ‘ergonomically morphing to optimise pocket portability?'”

Banana + iPhone 6 = match made in heaven


Brands are getting in on the BendGate action on Twitter too. Dating network app Lovoo posted that bananas are going nuts for their new match partner, the iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 Dali Edition


The gold iPhone 5s was all the rage last fall, but 2014 is going to be all about the Dali Edition iPhone 6. Flick up your whiskers fellas, cause liquidy, bendy surfaces and fine mustaches are back in.

iPhone 6 Flex


Samsung and other Android makers have debuted flexible screen concepts and smartphones with curved screens, so it’s really just a matter of time before your next iPhone includes Apple’s patented “Flex” aluminum alloy technology.

iPhone 6 Raxr


I’ve always wanted an Apple flip-phone, and the flexibility of the iPhone 6 finally makes it possible to smash it up into a more pocketable size if your 6 Plus is bursting out your pockets.


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