Apple is somehow known for their perfectionist design, but their products haven’t been that perfect for some years now. From signal issues to feeble glass, there seems to be one main issue in many of the iPhone iterations. What is the achilles heel in Apple’s new iPhone 6?
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 seems to be just fine, but the iPhone 6 Plus is starting to become one of the most dreaded Apple devices very quickly. Everything was great for a couple days. People were loving the new designs and gorgeous, larger displays until this morning, when reports of bending iPhones started popping up all over the internet.
And no, these guys are not taking their iPhones on crazy adventures. It seems the bends are caused by the devices being on people’s front pockets, where the slight pressure seems to go a long way with Apple’s new device. The issue seems to be a weakness in the area close to the buttons, which is where most reports show the iPhone 6 Plus bending.
Lewis Hilsenteger from Unbox Therapy has decided to test the resistance of the iPhone 6 Plus. This is the first video of this kind that we see. Lewis is calling it an “iPhone 6 Plus bend test”, and he does just what you think he will. The idea behind the video is to try and bend the device to an uncomfortable point.
Sadly, he succeeded very easily. This means you are probably sad to be among the 50 million who jumped ship from Android to iOS.
This video can serve as testament of how easy it is to bend an iPhone 6 Plus. It honestly makes sense. Aluminum is easy to bend and this device is very large. Flexing and bending is more likely to create permanent damage. Apple should have probably chosen a harder type of metal, or a different kind of material, altogether.
Apple hasn’t responded to this issue so far. We are curious as to what kind of response we will get. They can’t pull off a “you are holding it wrong” argument anymore.