With the right blender, the iPhone– made mostly of plastic, glass, aluminum, and a bunch of chips– blended rather nicely into a pulpy mess of debris. It was funny. It was interesting. It wasn’t a very useful demonstration of the iPhone’s usability. Now we ask, ‘Will it bend?‘
Even worse than Faux News‘ expose of ‘boots on the ground‘ is the attention given to iPhone 6 models that bend.
Yes, an iPhone will bend if you place enough pressure on it at just the right points. Everything and anything is likely to bend or break or both when enough force is applied.
So, what’s the point? Is there any proof or evidence that iPhone 6 models– both larger than previous iPhones, often derided by digital technorati as being too small– bend easily?
No. Because eyeballs and page views mean money dozens of YouTube videos hit the interwebs to display how easy it was to bend an iPhone 6.
Because eyeballs and page views mean money, even Consumer Reports weighed in on the Bendgate and Bendghazi scandal and determined the obvious.
All the phones we tested showed themselves to be pretty tough. The iPhone 6 Plus, the more robust of the new iPhones in our testing, started to deform when we reached 90 pounds of force, and came apart with 110 pounds of force. With those numbers, it slightly outperformed the HTC One (which is largely regarded as a sturdy, solid phone), as well as the smaller iPhone 6…
What it all boiled down to is this. Bendgate and Benghazi is much ado over not much. The iPhone 6 models are strong enough to withstand normal usage– just like all the other smartphones tested.*
Good grief. What has happened to media in the 21st century? A major TV news organization frets over the type of boots that are not on the ground in Iraq while others fret over whether a smartphone can be bent with too much force.
Methinks priorities are not properly arranged within today’s media.
* To be fair, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 appears to be built like a tank, took the most force before splintering apart, but also stopped working.