Bendgate

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Apple Knew About Bendgate and Touch Disease iPhone 6 Issues Months in Advance of Repair Programs

Thursday May 24, 2018 10:44 am PDT by
As part of an ongoing lawsuit over the "Touch Disease" manufacturing issue affecting iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices, Apple was required to provide the court with internal testing documents that suggest the company knew about iPhone 6 and 6 Plus design problems before the two devices launched. The full scope of the internal documents remain under seal, but the judge presiding over the case, Lucy...

iPhone 7 Undergoes Extreme Durability Test in New Video [Updated]

Friday September 16, 2016 4:49 am PDT by
Hardware review YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has put the new iPhone 7 through an intensive durability test, concluding that Apple has designed a "solid phone" with good build quality, but with a couple of reservations. The latest video shows how a black matte iPhone 7 stands up to scratching, applied heat, and bending. In the first test, the screen stands up to a utility knife with no...

iPhone 6s Plus Very Difficult to Bend in New Bend Test Video

Thursday September 24, 2015 8:54 pm PDT by
Last year, iPhone 6 Plus users began noticing that their phones were bent after carrying the devices in their pockets for a few days. The issue, known as "BendGate", became widespread after a video test revealed that it didn't take much pressure for the 6 Plus to bend near the volume buttons. Apple strengthened the weaker points of the 6s Plus and added a new, stronger 7000 series aluminum to the ...

Apple Addresses 'Bendgate' By Strengthening Weak Points of 'iPhone 6s' Shell

Monday August 10, 2015 11:00 am PDT by
Following the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last September, some users began experiencing issues with the larger-sized smartphones bending in their pockets after normal day-to-day usage. The issue -- informally known as "Bendgate" -- became widespread after a video test revealed it does not take much force to cause a slight curvature in the device. iPhone 6 Plus bend test by Lewis ...