#Bendgate: Does the iPhone 6 Plus bend in pocket?

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!

By Hemant Abhishek | Last Updated: Sep 25, 2014, 00:01 AM IST
#Bendgate: Does the iPhone 6 Plus bend in pocket?
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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.

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.