Consumer Reports Confirms iPhone 6 Bendgate Overblown

Consumer Reports used a three-point flexural test to determine how much force different large devices could take before bending. In short, here are the results:

  Deformation Case separation
HTC One (M8) 70 pounds 90 pounds
Apple iPhone 6 70 pounds 100 pounds
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 90 pounds 110 pounds
LG G3 130 pounds 130 pounds
Apple iPhone 5 130 pounds 150 pounds
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 150 pounds 150 pounds

Here is an important point:

The reports stated that Apple applies 25 kilograms (slightly more than 55 pounds) of force to an iPhone 6 Plus to test flex. What does 55 pounds mean in context? Using our Instron, we found that it’s approximately the force required to break three pencils.

Basically, as I have been saying all along, bendgate is a tremendous amount of BS. There may be some defective phones out there but the ones I tested were not bending, despite extreme pressure.


OK, now we resolved that… Next issue please. smiley-wink

Hat Tip: Gizmodo via Kerry Garrison & Nik Poljak.

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