Yesterday, I left at 10am with the iPhone in my left FRONT pocket of my suit pants. I drove 4 hours to a wedding, which also involved a lot of sitting during dinner etc but also 2-3 hours of dancing. I left at 2am and went to bed, driving home 4 hours back.
So in total, the 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mostly.
As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive (yes, sitting again ), I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted.
The whole world has started making fun of this issue on Twitter. Some of the tweets we found funny were:
— Chris D’Arezzo (@MansBestTech) September 23, 2014
— Harold Li (@HaroldLi) September 23, 2014
— Wesley Garnett (@WesleyGarnett) September 23, 2014
If you own an iPhone 6 Plus, you should also own cargo pants. #BendGate
— we’re all airpower (@redletterdave) September 23, 2014
iPhone 6 users reporting 'warping' & 'bending' of phones whilst in pocket when sitting down. TROLOLOL. #Bendgate?
— Sam Cornwell (@Samcornwell) September 23, 2014
You're pocketing it wrong #BendGate
— That Goatie (@thatgoatie) September 23, 2014
— Oli Firth (@oliverfirth) September 23, 2014
— Der Halbheld (@halbheld) September 22, 2014
— Brandon Carte (@BrandonCarte) September 23, 2014
Here is a video showing how easy it is to get an iPhone 6+ bent.