Apple insists “bendgate” isn’t an issue after receiving just 9 complaints about bent iPhones as of last week, and the vast majority seem to agree. But will the Cupertino company think differently when it discovers that people are walking into its retail stores and bending the iPhone 6 Plus units it has on display?
That’s exactly what happened in one U.K. Apple Store when two teenage boys decided to put the 6 Plus’ durability to the test after being told by an Apple specialist that the bending issue was just “an online rumor.” The five-minute clip below shows that they were able to bend the device using enough force, causing its display to pop out of its chassis several times.
It goes without saying that bending iPhone display units in Apple retail stores is an incredibly stupid idea, and those who attempt it will be made to pay for any damage they cause if they are caught.
If you’re concerned about durability, speak to Apple about it before buying your new iPhone, and ensure your warranty covers any bending if you’re one of the unlucky few who encounters these issues.
Please don’t bend display units just for YouTube views because you think it’s “quite funny.” The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are made of aluminum, and they’re bound to bend under enough force — like most things made of metal. That doesn’t mean it’s okay to bend them, especially if they’re not yours.
Not only were the boys in this video silly enough to do this, but they also showed their faces and gave their names at the beginning of the clip. It surely won’t take too long for them to be identified if Apple decides to get the police involved, then.