Date
24 September 2017
Some users have complained that the iPhone 6 Plus can bend when placed in back pockets or while wearing skinny jeans. Photo: Bloomberg
Some users have complained that the iPhone 6 Plus can bend when placed in back pockets or while wearing skinny jeans. Photo: Bloomberg

Apple refutes criticism over iPhone 6 ‘bendgate’

Apple Inc on Thursday refuted criticism that its new big-screen iPhone bends easily in people’s pockets, saying warping is “extremely rare” through normal use, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Since going on sale last Friday, only nine customers have contacted the company about a bent iPhone 6 Plus, the company was quoted as saying.

Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus passed a series of tests meant to check the products’ strength and durability through everyday use, it said.

The new iPhones are made from a custom grade of anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength, and the handsets also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high-stress locations, the company said.

The defense came as “bendgate” became a trending topic on social media after some users pointed out that iPhone 6 Plus can bend when placed in back pockets or while wearing skinny jeans.

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