Bentgate- Is iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are flexible?

A few days earlier, Apple launched it’s the most awaited model of the year i.e. IPhone 6 and 6 plus. Approx. 10 million users have made the advance bookings to buy this smartphone. But every time Apple launches its new iPhone there are few issues that turns out to be overblown greatly. Be it an Antennagate with iPhone 4, the purple lens flare with iPhone 5, or the fingerprint duplication with the iPhone 5s, there’s always something with it. Now it’s with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there is one new catastrophe that has already adopted its name known as Bentgate.

iphone 6 bentgate

This never ending catastrophe is leading to the outcome that the iPhone 6 is made of rigid but unreliable thin metal shell that can be deformed permanently if too much pressure or force is applied to it.

If enough power is applied to an inch deep solid steel rod, then it will stoop with the force applied to it. Same is the case with the far less than quarter thick iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This smartphone is built of aluminum metal and as aluminum being fairly a soft metal that can distort easily.

The issues that people highlighting is the #bentgate i.e. when people are pulling out their iPhone 6 or 6 plus out of the pocket, they experience a slight curve to it. The screen size of the iPhone 6 is 5.44” whereas 6 plus is 6.22”. This means there is a heap of space from where the iPhone can turn. But the bend is experienced at the place where the iPhone is quite weak.  If the iPhone is kept sideways in your pocket, it will be pushing up against your leg which contains a hard bone approx. 2” thick. If the pants are too tight around your leg or you just sit on your iPhone when it’s in your back pocket of your jean then the phone can bend easily as the phone is of thin metal, it struggles with the force leading to the failure resulting in bending of the iPhone.

iphone 6 bend

Most of the bends that we have noticed, occurred at the point, where the iPhone is weakest- that is the cutouts for the volume buttons and SIM card slot. The thicker frame around the iPhone has a cutout at the volume buttons and at the SIM card slot which reduces the rigidity of the phone at that place.

It’s quite clear that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are facing the bendable issue, but what we don’t know is that it’s the design flaw or it’s the cheap quality or it’s just the issue being blown out by the new iPhone owners. Remember, there are now 10 million owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, who is spending a significant portion of their busy life in admiring and fondling their shiny new slice of Apple magic. All it takes is one iPhone 6 owner report a slight unplanned curvature, and suddenly millions of other owners are looking for the same problem.

So here are few ways to deal with this:

•             Don’t keep your iPhone in the back pocket

•             Ensure that you always keep your iPhone straight in your bag or upright in your front pocket.

•             Keep the iPhone in a shirt or coat pocket, or in your purse.

Yes, we know that it will not work for everybody. And we know that you won’t be happy with investing, hundreds of dollars in exchanging an iPhone 6.

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