iPhone 6 Plus ‘Bendgate’ video faked? Curious timing issues raise questions

“Apple wants you and all your friends to know that the iPhone 6 Plus probably won’t bend if you put it in your pocket or carry it around from day to day,” Elyse Betters reports for Pocket-lint. “And if it does bend, as with any Apple product, you should contact Apple.”

“In an official statement to Pocket-lint, Apple has suggested the entire situation is overblown and not at all a legitimate concern that customers should worry about: ‘With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare and through our first six days of sale, a total of nine customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus,'” Betters reports. “It’s worth mentioning that one of the most popular videos from [Unbox Therapy], which reportedly showed an iPhone 6 Plus bending with little pressure applied, appears to be edited in a way that might reveal the video is a fake.”

“Notice the video shows the iPhone 6 Plus drastically bending at 1:40 minutes, and the time on the phone at that point displays 2:26 PM. The man in the video then proceeds to explain around 2:35 minutes into the video that he just finished bending the phone with his thumbs” Betters reports. “But there’s one problem with that version of events: The iPhone 6 Plus he supposedly ‘just’ bent displays the time 1:59 PM around 2:45 minutes into the video, roughly 27 minutes before the smartphone is shown succumbing to little pressure.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Attribution: iPhone in Canada. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Correctu” for the heads up.]

54 Comments

    1. I have learned a valuable lessons in life, if we wanted to damage thing it will break, if wanted to protect what we love it will last, as simple as that. This guy intentionally wanted to break the Smartphone with all his mighty powers, enough said.

  1. I also like when he says he pulled it out of his pocket that it was slightly bent he never just holds it he shows that side while applying force to it. He never just sits it on the table to show the “bend” from his pocket – total fraud and I’m sure he got paid to do that.

  2. Look at the close up in the first frame of the video above you can see an indent like it was put there to make it easier to bend.. Idiot – I hope he is happy with himself.

    1. It’s easy to keep it on that long, look where his hands are.. he keeps touching the home button and moving his fingers on the screen (not purposely)
      You can keep the lock screen “on” for a very long time if you don’t allow the screen to time out.

        1. Simplified for some:

          Press home button, iPhone screen lights up.
          Put your thumb on your wallpaper/notification/camera icon….. And START to move finger to open, then back off……
          Or scroll up/down on lock screen.

          Screen will stay on LONG past the default time.
          I do this every morning when I wake up instead of opening my phone. I can scroll up/down the notifications I got I verify and see if there is anything I care to look at right away, if not… Clear the lock screen and go about my day.

          It’s not hard to do. And in the video, his fingers are constantly moving on the lock screen, so in effect he’s doing the same thing.

  3. In an interview with Emily Chang on Bloomberg News, he mentioned he was inspired to do the bend test by one of his RELATIVES stating his 6+ was found to be bent in a couple of days of actual use and jeans-pocket storage? I wish we could know who that relative might be to verify that that person had actually purchased a 6+ during the launch. This verification might help verify or refute the authenticity of these overall “test methods” and claims suggested in this video.

  4. Well I don’t know about all this but I think one thing is for sure. After this week’s unfortunate and malodorous events and revelations, all of Apple’s engineers are going to be much more vigilant minding their respective gussets.

  5. I have learned a valuable lessons in life, if we wanted to damage thing it will break, if wanted to protect what we love it will last, as simple as that. This guy intentionally wanted to break the Smartphone with all his mighty, enough said.

  6. All of it shows or points to another FUD video and that it does take an extreme amount of force to actually get the phone to bend. So nothing to see hear folks move along. Apple has no bend gate because there phones are actually quite strong. 9,999,991 plus people have had no issues so I think its safe to say you are safe to get an iPhone 6PLUS

  7. Just because only 9 people reported it to Apple doesn’t mean there aren’t more people out there with this issue. As for the video from Unboxed Therapy, I’d be surprised if the video is as fake as everyone here hopes it is. There may be some discrepancies with the editing but that doesn’t make it fake.

    1. Plus Apple didn’t sell 10 million iPhone 6 pluses. They probably only sold around 1.5MM, so please don’t use the 10MM figure when talking about this whole issue.

    2. Take a hike. Your undignified comrades screwed up huge .. As in total f- up… And got caught Red handed u desperate lowlives.
      Go f- yourself u samscum/ google bribed troll !

      1. Is this response indicative of the intelligence of the overall Apple community??? I certainly hope not, and I don’t think it is, but is it really too much to ask for an intelligent response, even if you vehemently disagree with my viewpoint?

  8. This is not about a design problem with iphone 6+
    At least for those who can be considered sane consumers !
    It is about the competition .. Specially samscum spreading fud .

    They are scared of the immensely positive response and best in class durability tests of the the two new iphone 6 models !

    Sanscum, google .. Burn in f-ing hell u undignified lowlives !

  9. One small point that seems to have gone unmentioned. Why would you purposefully destroy a brand new iPhone? It had a small bend in the case – he may have at that point gone to Apple, and in my experience, he probably would have received an apology and a new iPhone. But, no, he proceeds to void his warranty by purposefully destroying his phone. Why would anyone do this? Only one answer that makes any sense. $$$ from $am$ung. I call iPhony.

    dmz

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