Ever since Apple released its latest model, the iPhone 6 and 6 plus, rumors have been crowding the internet with videos, blog posts and reactions about the iPhone 6 plus bending. So what’s the deal? Does the iPhone actually bend easily?
Because of the uproar, Apple has directly responded to their consumers about the issue: “Our iPhones are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a precision engineered unibody enclosure constructed from machining a custom grade of 6000 series anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength. They also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high stress locations and use the strongest glass in the smartphone industry. We chose these high-quality materials and construction very carefully for their strength and durability. We also perform rigorous tests throughout the entire development cycle including 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and user studies. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus meet or exceed all of our high quality standards to endure everyday, real life use.
Looking at the iPhone 6 Plus as a whole, there is a pressure point near the center of the phone that may not been tested properly due to the thin design.
With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare and through our first six days of sale, a total of nine customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus. As with any Apple product, if you have questions please contact Apple.”
With that being said, all cellular devices must be handled with care, but the design of the new iPhone 6 plus is noted for design imperfections if treated incorrectly. Looking at the iPhone 6 Plus as a whole, there is a pressure point near the center of the phone that may not been tested properly due to the thin design. But, it all breaks down to the simple common sense statement of; things will bend if you bend them.