iPhone 6 Subjected to Bend Test, Proves More Durable Than iPhone 6 Plus

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    Apple's iPhone 6 Plus has been receiving a huge amount of attention over the last day, following reports of users seeing significant bending after placing the phone in a pocket.

    A video made yesterday demonstrated just how far the iPhone 6 Plus is able to bend, and now the video's creator, Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy, has created a second video to test the iPhone 6 and several other Android devices.

    The smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6 appears to be much less malleable than the larger iPhone 6 Plus. While the iPhone 6 Plus bent significantly near the volume buttons under the force inflicted by Hilsenteger, he is unable to do as much damage to the iPhone 6. Aside from a small dent, the phone remains intact. "This one is far more durable," he says.

    Based on his preliminary testing, Hilsenteger does not believe that iPhone 6 users will see the same issues that some iPhone 6 Plus users are seeing in regards to bending. As we noted yesterday, it's unlikely that the force Hilsenteger used in the original video will be replicated inside of a pocket, but photos of bent iPhone 6 Plus devices have suggested that it does not take much force to cause a slight curvature in the device.

    Bending issues are not limited to the iPhone 6 Plus, as bending has been seen in prior versions of the iPhone, including the iPhone 5 and 5s.

    Apple has not commented on the iPhone 6 Plus bending incidents, but iPhone 6 Plus owners can likely prevent bending by removing the phone from their pockets before sitting or by placing the device in a rigid protective case.

    Article Link: iPhone 6 Subjected to Bend Test, Proves More Durable Than iPhone 6 Plus
     
  2. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    At this point, it's obvious: Macrumors is TRYING to polarize people... It's now newsworthy!!
     
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    Apple's got one more strike until they strike out this month.
     
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  6. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Plus... how is it "surprising" that a shorter piece of metal takes more force to bend than a longer piece? (in reference to the line starting "surprisingly...")
     
  7. captain cadet macrumors 6502

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    Less area too twist :)- that's why it's more durable
     
  8. WalterNeff macrumors regular

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    Surprisingly?

    "Surprisingly, the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6 appears to be much less malleable than the larger iPhone 6 Plus"

    Why would that be surprising?
     
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    JS: "But it did bend...."

    Why did they not do a test with it in their pockets to repro the environment in which is has been reported to bend...
     
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    Not sure how it's surprising that the smaller phone would be less bendable.

    Y'know, physics and all that good stuff.
     
  12. Leonard1818, Sep 24, 2014
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    Pretty sure Macrumors is now trolling macrumors....
     
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    After it was pointed out by another member here (and I agreed) that the previous video appears to be doctored, I don't put any stock in what is said or done in the OP videos.
     
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    Anyone who thinks that they can argue their lack of awareness and common sense concerning the placement of an iPhone 6 + in a normal sized pocket without ramifications has got to be a first class imbecile.

    I cannot believe the idiocy that's out there.

    Well at least the iPhone 6 fared well.
     
  15. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    The only time my 5s bent like that was when it slipped out of my pocket as I was closing my car door. Too bad the glass on the front and back didn't survive lol.

    BTW: what's up with the extremely skinny format on the forums on the iPhone?
     
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    Other phones from other companies made of metal can be bent too.
     
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    So, your saying I shouldn't cram a large phablet / phone in my tight jeans pocket and sit down? But I'll miss having all that pain...
     
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    What is our fascination w/ the destruction of mobile tech? One day when robots rule, our overlords will hunt down these youtubers and have them quarter horsed.
     
  20. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Another bullet point of good reasons for me picking the iPhone 6. :)

    Nothing against the 6 Plus of course. Just happy that I made the right choice, personally. I'm a small guy so a 6 Plus would probably experience more stress in my jeans.
     
  21. Jungo macrumors regular

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    wow....

    wow... THIS guy again ? and who wears a bb cap backwards STILL ... Yi
     
  22. TallManNY macrumors 601

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    Well not too surprising. But the 4.7 is also thinner. So being thinner should make it more malleable.
     
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    Holy Crap. Can Apple news get any better (for Samsung) today? I though I was having a bad day at work (and I am) but I would not want to be in Cupertino today dealing with the several "gates" making the news.
     
  24. DudeDad macrumors 6502a

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    If I try to bend my iPad Air, I can crack it. Based on that, I've concluded that you try to break something, you probably can. Therefore, I will not put my iPad Air in my pants (unless I'm home and lonely, but that's another issue).
     

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