Apple Downplays iPhone 6 Bendiness

Apple Downplays iPhone 6 Bendiness

As reported by GameSpot on Friday, September 26, bigwig company Apple has responded to the outcry of its latest iPhone, the iPhone 6, being incredibly easy to bend; whilst the company has acknowledged the issue, it has downplayed its severity.

Despite how common the issue seemingly is, what with rising awareness via the internet and social media since the smartphone’s launch, Apple has only received nine official complaints regarding iPhone 6 Pluses that could be easily bent. Because of this, the company has rendered the issue “ extremely rare.

According to GameSpot, those nine complaints in question don’t included those who have contacted retailers and / or insurance companies, and those who have yet to take action on the matter.

In a statement issued to The Verge, Apple reaffirmed that its iPhones “ are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy. ” The company later sale that the iPhone 6’s “extremely rare” bendiness wouldn’t occur with normal use.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a precision engineered unibody enclosure constructed from machining a custom grade of 6000 series anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength, ” Apple’s statement continued. “ They also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high stress locations and use the strongest glass in the smartphone industry.

We chose these high-quality materials and construction very carefully for their strength and durability. We also perform rigorous tests throughout the entire development cycle including 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and user studies. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus meet or exceed all of our high quality standards to endure everyday, real life use.

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.

We’ll bring you more news on this issue should further information reach our ears. A video demonstrating the iPhone 6 Plus’s bendiness has been embedded below.

[ GameSpot / The Verge ]

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