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iPhone 6 Plus can bend in your pocket

Apple has sold millions of new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus this week, but some owners of Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus have been reporting that their new phone's aluminium body literally bending in their pockets.

According to owners who say they bent while being carried in trouser pockets, rhe bigger screens but thinner bodies of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models have come at the cost of rigidity.

A user posted a photo and note to MacRumors website, describing what happened after a long day with his new phone in the pocket of his trousers.
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. Now I lay it flat with the display side on the table, take a look.
Bent iPhone

Since then, there have been other reports of similar, One person even posted a video showing how easy it is to bend a 6 Plus with your bare hands.

Testing by Unbox Therapy showed that the iPhone 6 Plus can be bent by applying substantial force by hand.

The amount of force required to bend the smartphone is unlikely to be repeated in all but the skinniest of trousers. Before conducting the test, Lewis Hilsenteger from Unbox Therapy said his 6 Plus showed signs of being bent simply from being in his trouser pocket.

Twitter users have also posted thousands of comments about the claims, using the hashtag Bentgate.

Russell Holly, a reporter for Geek.com, said he had also experienced the issue .

"Shortly after reading these reports I checked out my own iPhone 6 and discovered a similar - but significantly less noticeable - effect," he said.

"Much like these other reports, my phone had been in my front pocket for an extended period of time while I was driving."

"It's basically the limits of physics and engineering," tech expert Carmi Levy told CTV's Canada AM Wednesday about the 6 Plus phone that measures 7.1mm in width. "You get this really big device with this a big screen and you make it super thin and you make it out of traditional materials like aluminum and at some point something is going to give. So if you bend it hard enough at some point it's not going to bend back."

He has some advice for people interested in buying one of the new iPhones.

"If you are going to buy a device like this, don't buy it without a case," he said. "And watch your jeans, if they are a little bit on the tight side, when you sit down you might want to take the phone out (of your pocket)."

Comment is being sought from Apple.