iPhone 6 Plus bends in pocket, big problem for Apple?

A report published on Mac Rumors suggest that a large number of people using the iPhone 6 Plus have bent their new handsets accidentally. The newly launched iPhone 6 Plus has been found to undergo a ‘bend test’ even on a video surfacing online recently. This shows that the biggest iPhone made to date might have a bending issue.

The Internet has been flooded with reports suggesting that the handsets of a large share of users who have become victims of accidental bending of their iPhone 6 Plus are beyond repair.


In a related forum post submitted on Mac Rumors, a user has elaborated that he’s noticed that his iPhone 6 Plus has bent slightly after staying in his front pocket for around 18 hours. Another iPhone user reported that his handset had bent when kept in his front pocket.

After reading so much about the bending nature of the new phone, Lewis of Unbox Therapy decided to make the iPhone 6 Plus undergo a real bend test. To make sure that the world gets to know about the test Lewis also created a video of the testing procedure.

In the YouTube video showcasing the bend test, Lewis is found exerting pressure on the rear panel of an iPhone 6 Plus using his hands. The video shows that as pressure is exerted, the region below the phone’s volume rocker bends.

The iPhone was found to be working even after undergoing the bend test; however, Lewis told 9to5Mac that the phone’s display got cracked when he tried to bring the device’s body back to its original shape.

In a report published on 9to5Mac, the online portal has informed that Apple has no plans to replace the bend iPhones for free. What’s more, the Cupertino-based company has not even issued any official statement on the matter.


We might see Apple telling users that they are facing the bending issue as a result of mishandling of their handsets. In a similar situation, when Apple was under fire due to the wireless death grip problem in the iPhone 4, it told users that the problem took place as they (the users) were holding their smartphones wrong. In this case, Apple might blame “wrong pocketing” for giving birth to the bending issue.

For individuals who don’t know how exactly the iPhone 6 Plus looks like, here are some facts: it is a smartphone with a 5.5-inch screen and a slim aluminum body with the thickness of just 7.1 mm. Aluminum being extremely malleable in nature (it is the most malleable metal after gold) might be a wrong choice by Apple for its large-screen iPhone.


Samsung has managed to avoid any such problem by picking plastic as the primary material for the body of all Galaxy Note devices. LG, another rival of Apple, on the other hand, addressed the issue directly by creating a flexible smartphone model called the G Flex. The G Flex other than possessing the ability to regain its original shape can also withstand the weight of up to 40 kg.