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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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

    Nov 15, 2011
    At this point, it's obvious: Macrumors is TRYING to polarize people... It's now newsworthy!!
  3. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  4. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011
    Apple's got one more strike until they strike out this month.
  5. butch10x macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2010
  6. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    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

    Sep 2, 2012
    Less area too twist :)- that's why it's more durable
  8. WalterNeff macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2010

    "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?
  9. bawbac macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    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...
  10. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
  11. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

    Jun 8, 2011
    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
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014

    Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    Pretty sure Macrumors is now trolling macrumors....
  13. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    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.
  14. rish macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2006
    London UK
    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


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    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?
  16. darkslide29 macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2011
    San Francisco, California
    Other phones from other companies made of metal can be bent too.
  17. Korican100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2012
  18. rstone3 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2007
    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...
  19. carrrrrlos macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2010
    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


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    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

    Aug 1, 2007

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


    Nov 5, 2007
    Well not too surprising. But the 4.7 is also thinner. So being thinner should make it more malleable.
  23. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    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


    Jul 16, 2009
    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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