Despite of numerous reports claiming that Apple iPhone 6 Plus could be bent, the company believes that the issue is hugely exaggerated. According to Apple, only nine customers have complained about bending of the 5.5” smartphones. The company claims that its phones undergo rigorous testing and can withstand reasonable stresses.
“Our iPhones are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy,” a statement by Apple, which was published by Cnet News, reads.
Earlier this week it was reported that Apple iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5” display could bent and damaged when they are stored in tight clothes. Numerous video reports demonstrated that the smartphones indeed could be damaged when bent.
Apple defended its design and said that the newhandsets are made of high-quality materials, including aluminum alloy, stainless steel, titanium, very strong cover glass and so on.
“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,” the statement says. “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.”
Like any other device in mass production, the iPhone 6 Plus has undergone multiple stress tests to ensure that it cannot be damaged easily. According to Apple, both new iPhones meet or even exceed Apple’s high-quality standards for everyday use.
“We also perform rigorous tests throughout the entire development cycle including 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and user studies,” Apple said. “iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus meet or exceed all of our high quality standards to endure everyday, real life use.”
So far only nine customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus, which confirms that the smartphones could be bent, but which does not mean that this happens frequently.
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KitGuru Says: Apple’s products usually receive the highest possible amount coverage in press. As a result, even minor issues with them are sometimes exaggerated. Since it is unknown how many iPhone 6 Plus smartphones have been sold so far, it is not completely clear how serious the bending issue is. Let’s wait and see!