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Is the iPhone 6 Plus more susceptible to bending?

By Michael Low & James Lu - on 24 Sep 2014, 9:15am

Is the iPhone 6 Plus more susceptible to bending?

Reports are surfacing that a few iPhone 6 Plus owners have noticed that their new devices are now slightly warped, bending inwards in a slight curve. The culprit? Tight pants and sitting down.

MacRumors highlighted the following forum post yesterday:

Yesterday, I left at 10am with the iPhone in my left FRONT pocket of my suit pants. I drove 4 hours to a wedding, which also involved a lot of sitting during dinner etc but also 2-3 hours of dancing. I left at 2am and went to bed, driving home 4 hours back.

So in total, the 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mostly.

As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive (yes, sitting again ), I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted.

The post was accompanied with this picture, showing a clearly bent iPhone 6 Plus:

Another user also confirmed that he was having the same problem, posting this image:

Both users stressed that the phone was in their front pocket, and that they did not put the phone in a back pocket, and then sit on it.

This situation has now spawned its own Twitter account, aptly named bendgate, extolling the virtues of Apple's "flexible display."