Watch: iPhone 6 Plus fails the "bend test"

Or maybe it’s the new iPhone flex!


You might want to think twice before shelling out some serious cash on the iPhone 6 Plus.


GMA News reported Wednesday (September 24) that the new shiny device failed the "bend test" after Unbox Therapy posted a video demonstrating it. The video said the weak point appears to be the part where the button cutouts are located, adding aluminum tends to bend.


The website, MacRumors said the potential for bending is not the first for iPhones. The iPhone 5 and 5s handsets have also been reported to bend when pressure was applied.

"As iPhones get thinner and larger, however, storage of the handset in a pocket becomes riskier. Unlike smaller phones that can slide out of the way, pressure points from sitting or bending now have greater potential to cause the longer iPhone to flex in a way that will damage the device," it said.

It suggested iPhone 6 Plus owners remove the phones from their pockets before sitting or bending, or getting a rigid case to protect from flexing or bending.


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