Bendy iPhone 6 Plus-Truth!

Bendy iPhone 6 Plus-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:
Rumors are spreading that some iPhone 6 Plus devices are bending when users carry them in their pockets.
The Truth:
Shortly after the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus, a number of users took to online forums and discussion threads to complain that it bent out of shape after simply carrying it in their pocket — but a study shows that the extent of the issue may have been overstated.

The tech website iMore reported that the bending iPhone wasn’t necessarily a surprise because “it’s made out of a generally rigid but deceptively thin metal shell” that can be deformed if too much force is applied. That means carrying your iPhone 6 Plus in your pocket —your back pocket in particular — may leave it forever disfigured.

The biggest issues with the bending iPhone 6 Plus are with the LCD screen. Issue like brightness irregularities, dead pixels and color stripping might crop up on the screen, reports.

Another major issue with the bendy smart phone is that lithium-ion batteries rupture under the stress of repeated bending. If you insist on carrying your iPhone 6 Plus in your pocket, the magazine suggests placing it with its back facing your body and to take it out before sitting down.

A video of an iPhone 6 Plus “bend test” is available here.

However, Consumer Reports conducted a scientific test that calls into question the extent of the bendy iPhone 6 eRumor. The test found that the iPhone 6 Plus began to deform when 90 pounds of force was applied and came apart under 110 pounds of force. With those results, the iPhone 6 Plus “slightly outperformed” similar phones. The iPhone 6, however, didn’t fare as well as similar phones on the market.

Posted 09/24/14