“Competition between mobile phone manufactures is fierce with handset companies using social media and other public platforms to call out their competitors,” Kelly Hodgkins reports for MacRumors.
“It’s not surprising then to see a wave of tweets and comments from big name companies like Samsung and HTC mocking Apple following its recent iPhone 6 Plus bending controversy,’ Hodgkins reports.
Designed to withstand the most demanding environments. Like your pockets. #HTCOneM8
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) September 24, 2014
— LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) September 24, 2014
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) September 25, 2014
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Since going on sale last Friday, September 19th, Apple said only nine customers have contacted the company about a bent iPhone 6 Plus.
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 being struck by lightning are 576,000 to 1.
*A rough, likely low estimate.
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