Apple’s BendGate fiasco has flooded the news and reached everyone’s news feed, but Apple is standing firm on its feet. The Cupertino giant claims these bending issues have only been reported by 9 users and it’s a very rare occurrence. To prove their point, they have opened the doors to their test labs.
Located only a few blocks from Apple’s Cupertino campus, the same company’s test labs put new products through the harshest endurance tests any phone can go through. It’s here where they make sure their devices are capable of handling everyday usage and they wont bend or break easily.
Apple goes on to mention they tested 30,000 of their latest iPhones in these facilities. 15,000 were iPhone 6s while the other 15,000 were all iPhone 6 Pluses. And this is only the beginning – Apple mentions their testing in China is even more extensive.
What Apple is trying to prove here is that they are doing everything they can to make these devices as durable as possible. These devices are tested for drops, pressure, bends and all kinds of other processes phones are expected to go through in a life time.
Apple’s Dan Riccio mentions: “The bottom line is that if you use enough force to bend an iPhone, or any phone, it’s going to deform.” This is very true, but we happen to believe the iPhone 6 Plus may be a little easier to bend. After all, we have seen a video of Lewis from Unbox Therapy trying to bend a plethora of other devices the same way. He was not successful.
Regardless, Apple is trying to reassure you they are working hard to make your devices strong. If something unusual is going on with your phone, they simply advise that you take it to an Apple Store Genius Bar. They will take a look at it and replace it need be.