iPhone 6 bending is only one of many complaints that Apple is receiving following the release of their new iPhones and the release of the iOS 8 update. According to a new statement from Apple, while many are claiming that their iPhones are bending, the company says that bent iPhones are “rare.”
According to BBC News, Apple is claiming that despite the viral news of the bending iPhone 6’s, only nine customers have actually come forward and claimed their iPhone 6’s have bent as a result of housing them in pockets without cases.
The Huffington Post went on to say that Apple went into further detail about their manufacturing process in their full statement:
“Our iPhones are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy. 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. 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.”
In a previous report by The Inquisitr, experts say that there are solutions to the iPhone 6 bending problem.
“We have tools that will reform the frame, but given that, it’s still not a 100 percent success rate because it’s not in the exact same manufacturer’s shape,” said Jack Murphy, a spokesman for iCracked Inc., a Redwood City, California-based company that fixes broken gadgets. “We absolutely do not recommend that people try it by themselves.”
So if only nine customers actually complained about their iPhone 6’s bending, then that must mean there are ways of preventing it, right? CNet writer Chris Matyszczyk broke it down nice and simple for everyone.
“The first solution: don’t put your phone in your back pocket.”
So is the iPhone 6 bending problem really a problem at all? Or is it simply a small matter blown out of proportion thanks to social media? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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