I’m not one to spread rumors, but the whole #bendgate fiasco is getting a lot more press than it deserves. It seems as though every major iPhone redesign gets some heat. (In 2010 we had #attenagate, in 2012 we had #scuffgate, and now in 2014, we have #bendgate.) It’s almost a tradition for Apple at this point. If the iPhone 6 Plus can be bent with bare human hands, what happens when you try to run it over with a BMW? Find out in the video below.
YouTube user TechRax shows his iPhone 6 Plus being run over by a 5 Series BMW. The iPhone 6 Plus is laying flat on its back. You’d expect the glass or aluminum to break, but it does better than you think.
These sorts of tests prove that the #bendgate fiasco is over exaggerated. Despite the thin aluminum chassis, the device is pretty strong, disregarding all of the tests on YouTube that tell you otherwise. Nonetheless, you should take care of your shiny new iPhone.
Apple says 9 out of 10 million iPhones have been reported to have the issue. It’s a rare issue that probably wouldn’t happen to you. It shouldn’t affect your buying decision. Bending is natural with thin devices, especially those made out of aluminum. It’s just like scratching or cracking the screen. If you take care of it, it shouldn’t be an issue.