New Delhi: Some gizmo freaks who rushed to pocket the new iPhone 6 Plus when it was launched on Friday have been left perplexed after it was rumoured that the coveted gadget 'bends' out of shape if kept in a tight jeans/trouser pocket!
Social media platforms are abuzz with a few iPhone 6 Plus owners reporting that it bent and lost its shape.
The issue dubbed as 'bendgate' on social media sites gave rise to hashtag: #bendgate on Twitter.
Putting a phone in your pocket is irresponsible and reckless abuse pic.twitter.com/VvjQzdyeTn
— iBend 6 Plus (@bendgate) September 24, 2014
One user wrote on Twitter: '@tim_cook hi Tim, I absolutely love my new iPhone 6 Plus!! My favorite feature is the flexible display.'
A gadget freak on YouTube even put the phone to the test as well.
Tech experts suggested that to avoid such an embarassment the thin aluminium cladding of the iPhone 6 should not be subjected to a large force.
The new iPhone 6 went on sale on September 19 in the United States and received a record 4 million first-day pre-orders for the new phones — double the number for the iPhone 5 two years ago.