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Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry, and Others Mock 'Bendability' of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Competition between mobile phone manufactures is fierce with handset companies using social media and other public platforms to call out their competitors. It's not surprising then to see a wave of tweets and comments from big name companies like Samsung and HTC mocking Apple following its recent iPhone 6 Plus bending controversy.

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LG and HTC were among the first to attack Apple, commenting on Twitter shortly after the #bendgate controversy began to escalate. At the same time, BlackBerry CEO John Chen mentioned the bending issue during the company's launch of its new Passport handset, saying "I challenge you to bend the Passport," reports CNET.

Samsung, Nokia Deutschland, and even candy maker and Android sponsor KitKat also joined in on the mockery, noting that their products don't bend.
These social marketing efforts are a response to Apple's controversy in which some iPhone 6 Plus users were accidentally bending their 5.5-inch handsets after placing them in their pockets. While the prevalence of the issue appears fairly low, photos of warped iPhone 6 Plus units spread like wildfire, with subsequent "bend test" videos showcasing how much the iPhone 6 Plus was susceptible to bending.

According to The Next Web, Apple reportedly is looking into the issue "with an insane amount of detail." A support representative also confirmed Genius technicians may replace bent phones under warranty following a visual inspection. Such inspections typically reject bent iPhones for warranty coverage, however, and it is unclear how much latitude Geniuses will have with this issue.

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26 months ago
If you can't beat them, mock them.
Rating: 65 Votes
26 months ago
HTC's is brilliant, made me chuckle.
Rating: 54 Votes
26 months ago
The world is a ridiculous place

where businesses act like 4th graders.
Rating: 54 Votes
26 months ago
Shots fired.

But let's be honest, Apple fanboys have been mocking the quality of Android devices for years. Just a little time for a little revenge.

My advice: haters gonna hate and benders gonna bend.
Rating: 44 Votes
26 months ago

If you can't beat them, mock them.


except, the are beating apple in durability
Rating: 43 Votes
26 months ago
Yet NONE of them will sell anywhere close to 10M units in the opening weekend.

That's really gotta annoy them to no end. :cool:



:apple:
Rating: 36 Votes
26 months ago
Waiting for all the fake attorneys to come to Apple's defense how its not their fault and they shouldn't put a phone in their pocket because they wear skinny jeans!

3...2...1...

BTW: I love Apple and own an iPhone 6 and will rarely defend anyone other than my REAL family, not my "Apple family". Just saying.
Rating: 24 Votes
26 months ago

Did all those companies combined ever sell ten million devices in three days?


Why are you concerned about profit margins instead of poor product quality?
Rating: 23 Votes
26 months ago
HTC nailed it.
"Designed to withstand the most demanding environments. Like your pockets."
Now call me idiot. Don't care. My life's good anyway.
Rating: 23 Votes
26 months ago
The douche bag index is high for this story. First we have MR continuously relinking to a video of some guy bending an iPhone so hard his hands are shaking before it finally yields and using that as proof of an actual issue. Who needs scientific results with objective comparisons to other phones, right? Certainly not MR.

Then we have these competitors grasping at straws. They are going to need a lot more than this to stop Apple from taking over what little's left of the high-end phone market that Apple doesn't already control.
Rating: 22 Votes

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