Earlier today, we shared several photos and videos from iPhone 6 Plus users who had accidentally bent their phones after carrying the device in their pockets, mere days after the phone’s initial launch.
YouTube video maker Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy has created a new video exploring just how much an iPhone 6 Plus will bend when subjected to force. Using his hands, Lewis bends the iPhone 6 Plus, with significant warping showing up near the device’s volume buttons.
The force placed on the iPhone 6 Plus in the video is unlikely to be replicated in a pocket, but as several photos have demonstrated from our earlier post, it does not take much force to cause a slight curvature in the device.
Bending is not limited to the iPhone 6 Plus. Previous generations of the iPhone, including the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5s have also seen complaints of bending after being subjected to a pocket.
Apple has not yet commented on the iPhone 6 Plus bending incidents, but iPhone 6 Plus owners can likely prevent bending by removing the phone from their pockets before sitting or bending, or by placing the device in a rigid case.