All bending tests bend with the glass side facing out. The recent Consumer Reports test gave lbs of force per device, but all of them were facing glass side out. There are two things I would like to point out: If the glass facing INWARDS would be weaker, then THAT should be the threshold for the phone bending, as it should be whatever is the weaker between the two. If the glass faces inwards, yet it takes MORE lbs of pressure to bend, then that indicates everyone should carry their iphone in the pocket with the glass facing inwards to minimize bending. To summarize, there should be bend tests that show bending both ways. Glass facing inward is weaker? THAT's the minimal force it will take to bend/shatter. Glass facing inward stronger? That's the side we want facing us in our pockets.