iPhone 6 and Hipsters Don't Mix: Apple's New Handset is Bending In People's Pockets

Here's a public service announcement, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are not water- or skinny jean proof. Some iPhone owners have reported that their new handsets have been bending in their pockets. A MacRumors forum member said their iPhone 6 Plus was damaged "during a day of dancing, dining, and driving to a wedding," while another iPhone owner said his device became bent after he just sat down.

Bent iPhone 6

Bendgate isn't really much of a surprise, as Wired points out, both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are "just over a quarter-inch thick and made largely of aluminum, a flexible metal". Storing your new iPhone in your tight pants pocket while bending, sitting or moving may cause it to bend and can even lead to costly repairs, as some owners are quickly finding out.

The issue has caused #BendGate to start trending on Twitter and it has prompted some to conduct their own "bend tests" as you can see from the video below.

Obviously, to avoid getting a case of the bends you will want to keep your iPhone in loose fitting pockets, remove it when bending, sitting or doing other activities, or keep it in an iPhone case, which will give your device more structure.