Bendgate, explained! It’s skinny jeans vs. iPhone 6 on our newest CultCast

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This week on The CultCast: Bendgate! Some say it’s Antennagate 2.0, but is there a legitimate issue happening here? We’ll tell you what we think about these “bent” iPhones… Then, we’ve used it for a whole week—catch our updated impressions of iPhone 6. Plus, why you should hold off on installing iOS 8.0.1, and what you can do if you already have. And finally, it’s not just the big screen, there might be another reason the iPhone 6 has been impossible to buy. We’ll tell you our stories from launch day…

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Links to today’s stories

Get bent: The shocking history of bent smartphones

Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 update that fixed HealthKit but broke Touch ID, cell service

Insane stories of launch day

iPhone 6 in final approval stage ahead of China launch

iPhone 6s being sold for insane amounts of money in China

Smaller iPhone 6 proves bigger isn’t always better

iPhone 6 Plus has best LCD display you can hold in your palm

Applecare Plus, Squaretrade, or no insurance? (discussion)

This killer trick will charge your iPhone 6 in half the time

Episode

CultCast #146 – The BENDghazi

On The CultCast this week

Alex Heath – Cult of Mac writer.
Buster Heine – Cult of Mac writer and community manager.
Erfon Elijah – Cult of Mac writer and host of The CultCast.