Apple fans' tight pants are bending the iPhone 6 Plus

Posted Sep 24, 2014 by Matt Cianfarani
Apple's larger screen for the iPhone 6 models has come at the cost of rigidity, according to reports of users who have purchased the new flagship device and are noting the phone has bent while being carried in pant pockets.
iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test
iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test
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Several new owners of the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 Plus have reported over social media that the phone is becoming warped during normal wear inside of pant pockets.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus chassis are milled from a solid piece of aluminium alloy whose composition is only known to Apple. According to the following video, the weak spot is near the volume rocker where the frame is thinnest.
In most cases, these iPhones aren’t bending enough to break them — though as shown in the above video, bending the phone back to normal can cause the screen to crack. According to iMore, no part of either of the new iPhones has more than a quarter of an inch (0.64cm) of aluminium in any spot.
The ability to bend a large framed phone does not appear to be native to Apple. As reported on XDA Developers and Crackberry Forum, Sony’s Xperia Z1 and Blackberry Q10 also have had similar issues.
With over 10 Million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets being sold during opening weekend, It is not known how Apple will react to these issues. Many iPhone 6 (Plus) users are standing by to see if there will be a reaction from the company.