Updated 10:46 AM EST, Wed, Jan 19, 2022

iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Release Date, Specs & Price: Bending Display Screen? Must be 'Bendgate' [Video]

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A 2012 Android rip-off, bugs in iOS 8 and now literal flexibility--these are some of the issues that bark at Apple's latest smartphone, the device which sold over 4 million units in the first 24 hours, the iPhone 6.

Apparently, the iPhone 6 is not only flexible in terms of performing software tasks. The hardware itself, the physical iPhone 6, is bendable. It can be bent just like coil, with a little extra effort. NBC News reported that several users who observed the unintended "feature" referred to it as "Bendgate."

Previously, the iPhone 4 made news with Steve Jobs' self-coined "Antennagate," where initial users complained of dropped calls. The said antennas were designed into the metal rim around the device. The problem occurred after touching the metal rim where two antennas meet: that's when users dropped ongoing network calls. While the idea appeared to be innovative architecture saving space inside (antennas are normally kept inside), it did not help in the long run.

This time, the "Bendgate" does not affect the signal. Rather, the idea of a bendable phone is just what makes users raise their concerns.

A MacRumors forum post narrated a situation where the 6 Plus was kept in pocket for about 18 hours. The phone was able to withstand long hours of driving, sitting and a shorter period of dancing. While everything seemed to be fine, the surprise came to the user, "As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive, I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted."

Another user affirmed the issue, "THIS! I test this in a front pocket sitting down and I could swear it was bending. You felt the pressure points on the ends. Clearly if I got the Plus I'd never be able to sit at a table with it. This is bringing back the holster."

For comparison purposes, Engadget reported that a guy bent the iPhone 6 on purpose and didt the same to the Galaxy Note 3. Only slight bending was observed in Note 3, while the iPhone seemed to be the better contortionist.

The iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm thin, while Plus is 7.1 mm. Both are made of aluminum, a naturally pliable metal.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are now available in official retail stores today. The 4.7-inch version starts at $199, while the 5.5-inch starts at $299. Preorder here.

Watch iPhone 6 bend below.

Watch Galaxy Note 3 bend below.

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