Apple’s New iPhone Is Really Great – At Bending

September 26, 2014

It seems as though Apple’s thinnest smartphone ever isn’t all its cracked up to be — and techies are getting pretty bent out of shape over it.

Less than a week after the company’s big-deal release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, users are flocking to tech blogs and message boards to warn potential buyers of a little defect they noticed in this brand new smartphone — it kinda, sorta warps in your pocket.

So, unless iPhone users start investing in stylish fanny packs, this is going to be a problem.

Apple has yet to comment on the headline-worthy defect, so the actual reason behind the bend hasn’t been confirmed — the problem very well may be limited to a small, faulty batch.

However, users suspect that Apple’s ambition may have gotten the best of them this time around — competing for the title of “World’s Slimmest Smartphone” may not be the most surefire way to build a lasting product.

Honestly, it’s a surprise most consumers didn’t suspect that an aluminum body measuring in at 6.9mm thick just might lend to bending.

While putting pressure on the product won’t necessarily make it unusable, it will compromise the quality of what you see on screen — consumers who choose to use their warped phone could experience issues with brightness, pixilation and irregular color stripes streaking the interface.

With over 10 million units sold in its first weekend, it’s safe to assume that more reports of the iPhone 6 bending and warping will be surfacing in the next few days — the strange phenomenon’s designated hashtag, #BendGate, is currently trending on social media.