I don't think anyone stopped and thought how you can bent these phones in a pants pocket. If we take the body top to bottom and define this as the Y axis and body side to side and define this as the X axis, then a phone inserted into a pocket either top or bottom end first should bend in the X axis. Basically, the fulcrum runs parallel to our body top to bottom. Basically the phone should be bending at the sides instead of near the middle. Even if you have the tightest pants ever, the iPhone or any any rectangular block object should bent parallel to your body top to bottom. Why? Your leg runs straight from top to bottom but curves side to side. Put your hand on your thigh. That is the profile a malleable object should take if it is being bent by the pressure of a pants pocket. The pictures we've seen mirrors some of the bending test videos. The tester holds the phone at landscape orientation and bends in the middle. That is not how a pants pocket would apply force. It would apply force if you try to apply pressure while holding the phone in portrait mode. A front pants pocket will try to "wrap" the object around your thigh. Assuming the phone is inserted top/bottom first (and not long side first), the axis of bending is different than the pictures we see in the media. The only exception to what I just said is if the phone was kept near your butt. Then everything I said is reversed. But a front pants pocket will not bend the iPhone or any object THAT way which we've all seen. The middle line at it which the bend occurs should be rotated 90 degrees. I'm not denying the iPhone bends. I'm saying it won't bend the way you've seen in the media if you keep it in a front pants pocket. If you keep it in your back pocket, then the images show the correct orientation of the bend. If you understood all that, I would love to hear your thoughts. I think a better test is to bend the iPhone while holding it in portrait mode. Due to the slimmer profile (width wise), it is much much harder to bend. But apart from back pockets, this is the correct orientation of force that is applied by our front pants pockets.