The past few days have been pretty bumpy for Apple. Not only did it release an iOS 8.0.1 update that broke cellular connectivity and TouchID for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, but many people have been caught up in the #bendgate phenomenon, wherein it’s said that the new iPhones can easily bend while in your pocket. Well this morning Apple addressed the iOS 8.0.1 issue, and now it’s tackling the #bendgate situation.
Apple has told Re/code’s John Paczkowski that through the first six days of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus availability, just nine customers have reached out to Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus. The Cupertino firm explained to CNBC Tech that the new iPhone models have steel and titanium inserts to reinforce their stress locations, as well as “the strongest glass in the industry.”
The whole #bendgate matter has gotten a lot of attention in the press thanks to a some videos that show iPhone owners purposefully bending their devices, but so far we haven’t heard of many real world incidents involving a bent iPhone. Apple’s statement suggests that #bendgate isn’t a big issue, and so you iPhone 6 Plus owners probably needn’t worry about your device getting bent while it’s in your pocket.