Apple iPhone 6 Plus appears prone to accidental bending

23 September, 2014

It appears that the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is prone to bending under typically benign circumstances. A number of reports around the web suggest that Cupertino’s first phablet has bent its chassis while sitting in a user’s front pocket.

With the issue gathering increasing amount of attention throughout the day, a crafty YouTube user posted a video, which tests the rigidity of the iPhone 6 Plus. See it below.

In order to be fair, the same YouTube user tested the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 under the same circumstances. See what happened below.

As you can see in the video above, the iPhone 6 Plus does indeed appear to bend easily. The person in the video also observed before the test that his device already displayed slight indentation. The weak spot appears to be on its left side, right below the volume buttons.

The above tweet suggests that the 4.7” Apple iPhone 6 might be susceptible to the issue as well. Suggested iPhone 6 Plus remedies include dressing it in a protective case.

According to an unofficial engineering opinion, the iPhone 6 Plus might be a victim of its elegant aluminum unibody. The device’s significant footprint doesn’t help its case either, as, combined with the thin body, it affects its bending strength.

Apple is yet to officially comment on the matter. It is needless to say that we are all waiting on a reaction from Cupertino.

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