Consumer Reports finds iPhone 6 to be "not as bendy as believed"

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  2. brand macrumors 601

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    Them and everyone else not getting cause up in the FUD being spread by both the media and users.
     
  3. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Another win for the Plus over the 6. :p Don't flame. I'm joking. Good to know the phone is as tough as 4 pencils!
     
  4. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    No, you can easily bend it with your bare hands! :mad:
     
  5. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    A phone made of metal isn't that bendable?

    [​IMG]

    I thought the iPhone bending video was already proven to be a fake due to the backwards times of the phone.

    Regardless, treat your $650+ electronic with the care it deserves (i.e. not sitting on it) and you will be fine.
     
  6. Inframan macrumors 6502

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    If you actually think about it, maybe the apple engineers are smarter then we think, as the guy said in this video, we can still use a bent phone, the galaxy phones crack under major pressure, an iPhone bends under major pressure deeming it still useful. So in other words, no matter if you are using an iPhone or a galaxy phone, just use precaution not to damage it.
     
  7. rantor49 macrumors regular

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    The 6 plus is stronger than the regular 6! Now this is too funny. Glad I kept my perfectly flat 6 plus and didn't trade it in because of bend mania. Be a bitch trying to get a plus again anytime soon...lol
     
  8. asleep macrumors 68040

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    So it takes 46% less force to bend an iPhone 6 and 30% less force to deform an iPhone 6+ than it does the iPhone 5s...?

    And 27% less force for to separate an iPhone 6+ and 33% less for the 6?
     
  9. lincolnfosgate macrumors newbie

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    I'm not buying it. No way a respected consumer electronic reviewer using a methodical, scientific approach to quantify the bendability of the iPhone 6 is anywhere near as accurate as some guy on YouTube who tried to bend his phone with his hands.
     
  10. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    The world's first device that's simultaneously bendable by hand yet impossible to hold with one hand.
     
  11. wxman2003 Suspended

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  12. julesgold macrumors regular

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    I can't believe that people get phones to destroy them... And here I am... Waiting impatiently until I get mine and treasure it as my baby :( lol not fair.
     
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    Nice. Now let's see all the people who left the iPhone 6+ for the 6 try to exchange it back. Let the threads of "Apple won't let me do 2 exchanges commence" :rolleyes:
     
  15. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    I still think it's hilarious people are just now realizing phones bend, crack or break with force.

    I still don't believe they can bend in your front pocket.
     
  16. lke macrumors 6502a

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    I trust more the hands of someone that a machine

    See the latest bend video
     
  17. shaunmed macrumors regular

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    i agree with this poster, why dont they push where its weakest? no one is saying that theres a magical pinpoint of pressure in the exact center of the phone, it's where its weakest, the volume buttons.
     
  18. iphone5att64 macrumors 6502

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    Batteries have to be factored into this. Try bending batteries.
     

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