Should You Worry about Bending Your iPhone 6?

Numerous reports have emerged about the unintentional bending feature of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but according to most researchers, this is all blown out of proportion.

The reports suggest the phone is capable of bending when worn in the pocket of a pair of skinny jeans. This phenomenon, now known as bendgate, has caused many users to question the strength and durability of their smartphone.

The concept of bendgate went viral when YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger posted a video showing how he could bend his iPhone 6 just by pressing on it with his fingers.

Despite this bending ability, many bent iPhones have gone through extreme stress tests and still come out in a functioning state. They may not look as nice or be as comfortable to hold, but they are still functional.

Should an iPhone that can bend be a big concern to you? Yes and no. If you pay for insurance on your iPhone, you can always get a replacement device if the bend becomes too extreme.

Perhaps the easiest solution is to buy a strong case for your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. An Otterbox, while expensive, will provide enough rigidity to keep your phone bend-free for the life of the phone. It will also protect your phone from scratches and other damage it may encounter when you drop it.

About Natalie Rutledge

Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor. Natalie can be contacted at [email protected]