APPLE HAS COMMENTED on the iPhone 6 bend-gate and explained that out of all the iPhone 6 units in the wild and in pockets, only nine people have complained about curvature of the handset.
The bent phones story spread quickly this week when we read that some people have kept their iPhones in their pockets all day, done some dancing, and found that their handsets acquired a slight bend.
In a statement the firm has revealed how many of its customers have come forward with a bent iPhone, and that number is not quite as high as we might have imagined.
"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," said Apple spokesman Adam Howorth in a statement. "As with any Apple product, if you have questions please contact Apple."
Apple sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models in the first weekend they were on sale. Nine is something of a drop in the ocean.
According to Apple, it tests its handsets for such bum bending eventualities, and it puts its handsets through the ignominy of being sat on thousands and thousands of times.
"Our iPhones are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy," added Howorth.
"[The iPhone 6 handsets] feature a precision engineered unibody enclosure constructed from machining a custom grade of 6000 series anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength. They also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high stress locations and use the strongest glass in the smartphone industry."
Our advice to anyone that wants to avoid bending their phone in their front, or more likely, back pocket, is to get some sort of holster or something. µ
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