Apple iPhone 6 Left Users Bent Out Of Shape
Some manufacturers have been trying for ages to successfully manufacture a curved screen smartphone. Apple however seem to have done it by accident. Dubbed “Bend Gate”, many users have taken to social media to complain about the D.I.Y flex phones.
A growing number of Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners have been reporting a slight curvature to their handsets after having bee sat down for a while with the phone in their pockets; just days after the launch. The main weak point seems to be just below the volume keys when pressure is applied to the centre of the handset.
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With iPhones now being made thinner and larger it’s no wonder they have also developed this weakness. Choosing to use materials like aluminium, a metal that is known for its malleability, it doesn’t seem to have been the wisest choice Apple could have made.
The subtle bending of smartphones under pressure isn’t anything new for Apple either. Their iPhone 5 and 5s models also had reports of bending when in users’ pockets; so you’d have thought, especially as they made the handset thinner and wider again, that they would have addressed, or at least tested for this issue prior to the launch.
Of course this bending weakness isn’t only unique to Apple devices, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Sony’s Xperia Z1 were also found to bend under pressure.
To solve, or should I say prevent, this issue iMore have recommended removing your phone from your trouser pocket (front or back) before sitting down for long periods of time.