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

wxman2003

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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!
 

Hal~9000

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Consumer Reports finds iPhone 6 to be "not as bendy as believed"
A phone made of metal isn't that bendable?



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.
 

Inframan

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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.
 

rantor49

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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
 

asleep

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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?
 

lincolnfosgate

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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.
 

julesgold

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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.
 

Shasta McNasty

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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:
 

HelloMikee

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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.
 

lke

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I trust more the hands of someone that a machine

See the latest bend video
 

shaunmed

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Now CultofMac showing that it is easier to bend if bent near the volume rockers. The tests by Consumer reports, and Apple itself, show how hard it is to bend if bending in the middle.

http://www.cultofmac.com/297938/weakspot-theory-shows-bendgates-quite-dead-yet/
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.
 
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