Is Bendgate real?
Videos popped up of people bending the phones with little effort, but Apple maintained they were built to the same high standards as any of its previous devices. Apple was taken to court in August 2016 over what became known as “Bendgate” and the “touch disease” that affected the bendy iPhones.
Does iPhone 6s have bending issue?
Apple has exorcised the ghost of “Bendgate” with its new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, according to an independent series of tests conducted over the weekend by SquareTrade Labs. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus withstood pressure of 170 pounds and 180 pounds, respectively, without bending.
What is Apple Bendgate?
All the while, it continued gaslighting iPhone owners. The issue with bending iPhones (or Bendgate) popped up almost immediately after the slimmer, all-aluminum iPhone 6 launched. Thus, the phone would bend out of shape, and aluminum doesn’t snap back into shape after bending like plastic does.
What is Touch disease?
The term “Touch Disease” refers to the touchscreen issues that surface after the phone undergoes stress, like being dropped on the floor several times. In many cases, iPhone users have complained the touchscreen will entirely stop working for several months.
Does iPhone 6 Bend in pocket?
The bigger screens but thinner bodies of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models have come at the cost of rigidity, according to owners who say they bent while being carried in trouser pockets. The exact number of iPhone 6 users affected is unknown. …
How did Apple fix Bendgate?
Apple’s court documents reveal that having recognized internally the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were at a risk of bending, the company tried to quietly strengthen all models produced after May 2016 by applying extra epoxy.
Can Bend iPhone be repaired?
Apple will not try to fix it. They will only do a cost replacement. As in just buy a new phone? Any phone of any make or model will bend when you sit on them, or apply any other sufficient amount of pressure.
Do you have a bent iPhone 6 Plus?
With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare and through our first six days of sale, a total of nine customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus. As with any Apple product, if you have questions please contact Apple. Did Apple include Wired’s review unit? Mat Honan said he had the same issue. Was he complaining?
Is Bendgate a real issue with the iPhone 6 Plus?
Thousands of flawed products are released every year, but Apple happens to be in a targeted position. There’s a standard of quality to be expected from an Apple product and some believe that the iPhone 6 Plus misses the mark. Is BendGate a real issue? Definitely. Will your device be affected by it? Likely not.
What should Apple do about bending iPhones like Antennagate?
Like Antennagate, people who ACCIDENTALLY bend their iPhones should get repairs paid for. That should happen whether it is this month or 24 months into ownership. Apple should also not penalize publications for investigating and asking questions about the quality of their devices.
Is the Apple “extremely rare” bending problem real?
On September 25, Apple officially responded to the bending controversy, expressing that the situation is “extremely rare”, and that (at the time of the statement) only nine people had come forward with a bending issue. A couple of days later, Consumer Reports published their own findings, confirming Apple’s “extremely rare” statement.