“In response to reports that its largest iPhone is bending in the pockets of users, Apple Inc. said the cases of an iPhone warping through normal use are ‘extremely rare,'” Daisuke Wakabayashi reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“Since going on sale Friday, Apple said only nine customers have contacted the company about a bent iPhone 6 Plus — the larger and more expensive of its two new iPhones. Apple said both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus passed a series of tests meant to check the products’ strength and durability to withstand every day, real-life use,” Wakabayashi reports. “‘With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare,’ an Apple spokeswoman said.”
“Along with those complaints, the company is confronting a botched software update. In a rare move Wednesday, Apple yanked an update to its latest iPhone, iPad and iPod software hours after making it available. Some owners complained the software had disrupted their phone’s ability to make calls and disabled the TouchID [sic Touch ID] fingerprint sensor used to unlock devices,” Wakabayashi reports. “The company has declined to say how many people initially had downloaded the software.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Hey, who woke up Apple PR?
Well, okay, better late than never!
So, with 15 million* iPhone 6/Plus units out there currently, 9 units equals 0.00006% of all iPhone 6/Plus units.
In other words: The odds of having an iPhone 6/Plus bend are 1,666,667 to 1.
The odds of winning an Olympic medal or being struck by lightning are 662,000 to 1 or 576,000 to 1, respectively.
*A rough, likely low estimate. Your chances of bending your iPhone 6 Plus are, however, higher than being stuck by lightning while wearing your shiny new Olympic medal.
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