Consumer Reports: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Not as Bendable as Believed

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    Just a day after Apple issued its first statement regarding the ongoing complaints that the iPhone 6 Plus bends in user pockets, Consumer Reports has released its test results for how "bendable" Apple's new phones are. In summary, the results show that the new phones are far stronger than what some testimonies have suggested in the past few days.

    To test the phones, Consumer Reports put them through the "three-point flexural test", which has the phone supported at two ends and has pressure applied at a third point, alongside competitors like the HTC One (m8), Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG G3 and iPhone 5.
    The results showed that the 6 Plus was actually stronger than the iPhone 6, starting to deform at 90 pounds of force and having its screen and case separate at 110 pounds of force. The iPhone 6 started to deform at 70 pounds of force and started coming apart at 100 pounds of force. The HTC One (m8) performed the worst in Consumer Reports' test, deforming at 70 pounds of force and coming apart at 90 pounds of force.

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    iPhone 6 Plus after Consumer Reports' test​

    The LG G3 deformed even at low levels of force and started to come apart at 130 pound, while the iPhone 5 deformed at 130 pounds of force and came apart at 150 pounds. Similar to the LG G3, the Galaxy Note 3, deformed under even low levels of force and came apart at 150 pounds. Consumer Reports notes that while other phones, like the iPhone 6 and HTC One, were still functioning after deforming and coming apart, the Note 3 stopped working right away.

    Overall, the magazine notes that while none of the phones they tested were indestructible, all devices tested should hold up fine under everyday use.

    Article Link: Consumer Reports: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Not as Bendable as Believed
     
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    Unnecessary truth. Enjoy your dollars while you can, benders
     
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    Imagine that. What was known to be a total non issue (by people who know anything about it) is being time and again demonstrated to be in fact, a total non issue.

    Next time let's wait to call it a bend gate until more than the same handful of photos from a few sources with extremely shady/unbelievable stories attached come out.
     
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    omg. it amazes me how people in the third world kill/stab people to get their hands on an iphone. and in western countries people are breaking them for just to see what happens! if only they knew how valuable that commodity is in other parts of the world. :D
     
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    This may... force me to consider buying an iPhone 6 Plus.

    *da dum tzzz* :D
     
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    Welcome back to the iPhone 6+ bandwagon, skeptics.
     
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    Didn't HTC tweet about the bendability of the new iPhones? That's kind of embarrassing.
     
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    Thank you Apple (for providing the tests used on the new iPhones) and Consumer Reports.

    Those looking for their YouTube fame have just been punked by facts.
     
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    If you think this is going to silence the bend gate morons you're wrong. these dumbasses are going to keep bitching and making fun for years.
    there is no silencing senseless apple haters, especially since it seems to be hip nowadays.
     
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    Pants pockets are like the perfect place.. You take a skinny tech writer (about 150-160) with iPhone 6 in his back pocket, sit your butt on a cushy sofa and that's just enough force applied EVENLY enough to get a nice curve going without busting the thing.

    The "amazing" part should be that it bent and was still useable at all. It show the materials are pretty well matched in strength for normal use.
     
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    Will Consumer Reports be returning these phones for a full refund?
     
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    Mythbusters need to weigh in to seal the deal.
     
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    I've always been a big supporter of the work Consumer Reports does in this field. :cool:
     
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    Unfortunately, most news outlets probably won't be reporting on this.
     
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    I wonder how fake the YouTube video is, and if Apple will try to prosecute for purposely making such a misleading video (I think the legal term is malicious).
     
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    Why do I have to watch people who somehow find the phones to break them but I still haven't gotten my own phone that I ordered that I actually want to USE :(

    lol
     
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    What. It took Consumer Reports to report common sense ?
     
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