A number of iPhone 6 Plus users have complained that their new Apple phone's anodised aluminium body bends and in some cases even breaks when kept in pants pockets.
This recently found glitch with the new iPhone 6 Plus, dubbed as the 'bendgate' was first reported by MacRumors. It reported that "a small but growing number" of iPhone 6 Plus owners, to their horror, discovered that their phone had bent after they carried it in their pockets.
One iPhone 6 Plus user found that his device bent after a day of "dancing, dining, and driving to a wedding".
Russell Holly, a reporter for Geek.com too discovered 'a similar — but significantly less noticeable — effect' on his iPhone 6 plus.
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"Much like these other reports, my phone had been in my front pocket for an extended period of time while I was driving. The phone is otherwise in perfect working order, and has never once been dropped or sat on (or anything)," he said.
Lewis of Unbox Therapy after an iPhone 6 Plus bend test found that new Apple phone not only bends but it can break too.
In a video to test the iPhone 6 Plus, Lewis is seen exerting pressure on the rear panel and during the course of the test, a bend is seen just below the volume rocker.
He points out that the bend in iPhone 6 Plus takes place in the weakest spot in the phone located between the power, and volume keys.
Lewis later told 9to5mac that the display cracked when he attempted to bend the body back into shape.
iPhone 6 Plus is built using aluminium and glass. It's a slick 7.1mm-thick smartphone, with a 5.5-inch screen.
But it seems Apple may have made an error by opting for aluminium, which is a highly malleable metal, after gold. A Huffington Post report noted -- While it's possible that the thinner, larger iPhone 6 may be more apt to bend under pressure -- we've reached out to Apple for an explanation, but are yet to hear from them.
Cult of Mac, however, noted that "Any phone made of metal is still subject to the laws of physics, but to reiterate, this isn't exactly a problem exclusive to the iPhone 6," it reported.
While Apple is yet to give an explanation on the bendgate glitch, the solution is simple -- do not keep it in tight pockets.