We’ve seen the videos, we’ve read the stories all over the Internet about bent iPhone 6 Plus units and even iPhone 6 units. There is no doubt that there is something flaky going on with the construction of some of Apple’s premiere devices, but it seems pretty random right now. Recently Dan Seifert, of The Verge, penned an article over his iPhone 6 bending even our own Greg Morris had issues with his. I know several people who own either an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus and none have complained about them bending.
The problem is random enough that Apple isn’t going on a massive recall spree, they’ll probably take care of it if yours happens to bend but I’m sure they’re glad that most of the #bendgate hoopla has died down.
As for my own iPhone 6 Plus, which I reviewed back in October, I’m going on 2 months with it and it is still straight as a board. Initially the phone was naked for 3 or 4 days until my Spigen case showed up from Amazon. The phone has since lived in a Ballistic case and an STM case as well so it’s been well protected after the first few days in my possession (click the links for reviews of those cases). I’ve dropped my phone several times with each case on (not on purpose) and it has survived splendidly. Even after owning a few Samsung Galaxy Note’s I found the iPhone 6 Plus a little hard to handle for the first few weeks, it’s a beast of a phone and still too tall. Even though it’s thinner than the Note I find handling the Note 3 easier.
The bottom line is, yes bent iPhone 6 Plus units do exist, as do iPhone 6 units. But don’t let that deter you from taking the plunge if you’re thinking about buying one. The phone is still a top tier smartphone right alongside some of the very best anyone has to offer. You’re actually probably safer to buy one now as Apple is probably taking steps to reinforce or fix the problem area where the bending is occurring. So long as you take care of it and realize that any smartphone has the possibility to bend (dependent on pressure and stress points) you should be just fine. In short, don’t sit on your phone! I’ll keep an eye on mine for the duration of ownership and report back if it does end up bending.
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