Some iPhone 6 Plus users are discovering their handsets do something Apple isn’t advertising: Bending. Yes, a few phablets are bowing slightly after being kept in back pockets and then sat upon.
You could say it’s a pocket-sized controversy, and you’d (mostly) be right. Considering the device is just over a quarter-inch thick and made largely of aluminum, a flexible metal, the fact this jumbo iPhone will bend when great pressure is placed on it for extended periods is a bit of a well, duh. It’s something that happens, albeit rarely, to iPhone 5s and iPad owners.
If you do manage to torque your spendy, bendy new iPhone 6 Plus, there could be consequences. Batteries and displays are not meant to bend, unless they’re designed to do so from the outset, like the curved LG G Flex smartphone (which even has special curved batteries to accommodate its form factor).