Try as it might, Apple just cannot acquire a significant brand-new iPhone release out the door without some form of debate. The newest of those is naturally Bendgate, and also is about whether or not the iPhone 6 as well as iPhone 6 Plus are a little too flexible for their own excellent. The iPhone 6 Plus in certain has come in for quite a bunch of criticism, mainly from YouTube videos showing smartphones being bent under not inconsiderable force.
The melee induced Apple to release a declaration stating that merely nine clients had actually whined of bent apples iphone, which isn’t a bad number considering initial weekend break sales numbers that were north of 10 million systems. Still, that really did not quit Customer Scores from having a look at the scenario. They have actually now launched their findings, as well as they’re not as dreadful as some might have anticipated.
Prior to we get involved in how the report found, it deserves remembering that this is the very same Customer Reports that dragged Apple over the charcoals adhering to the legendary iPhone 4 ‘‘ Antennagate’ mess, so there is no love lost in between the 2. With that said in mind, we really did not expect any advantageous treatment to go Apple’s means, which is exactly as it needs to be.
So, onto the outcomes.
The folks at Consumer Reports put the iPhone 6 as well as iPhone 6 Plus by way of a three-point flexural examination, which has actually the smartphone held on top and also bottom then pushed in the middle with differing amounts of weight. To provide context, the HTC One M8 as well as Samsung Galaxy Note 3 participated in the test, as did the LG G3 and also the dependable iPhone 5.
As it ends up, the iPhone 6 and also iPhone 6 Plus held up fairly well, with Customer News wrapping up that while neither of the smartphones were undestroyable, both should be expected to come through the typical rigors of daily use without as well many problems. Remarkably, the HTC One M8 which is among the more well developed phones on the market was really the worst doing as much as this driving test is worried. We now wait for the YouTube videos showing somebody flexing HTC’s main phone asunder.
Yet we won’t be holding our breath.