Consumer Reports Debunked iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate Issue

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Recently Bendgate has been what everybody is talking about. With the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for sale began to spread the news that Apple’s new terminal is folded to carry in your pants pocket. Something that is logical, but not just for the iPhone but for any device if jeans or tight clothing are used. Moreover if the device measures certain centimeters.

Of course, the buzz is when it affects the brand of apple. So much so that even other manufacturers jumped into the ring to take advantage of the situation, so they did see the “advantages” of their devices not suffer from these dubbed issues. But now come from Consumer Reports and make their own bend test.

Bend test, testing

As explained, for tests have used a test of three-point bending with a machine that measures the force used. Thus check the true resistance. And of course, not only with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, they have also used a G3 LG, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 m8 One HTC and iPhone 5.
Applying a force of 10 pounds (about 4.5 kg) as a starting point and gaining 10 10 Thus saw how the terminal is starting to bend, separating screen Terminal and breaking.

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How are the results? For the HTC One m8 and iPhone 6 were the first to be deformed after applying a force of 30 kg, followed by 6 Plus iPhone and from there the LG G3, iPhone 5 and Note 3 The same order until the screen is separated .

The iPhone 6 Plus, the more robust of the new iPhones in our testing, started to deform when we reached 90 pounds of force, and came apart with 110 pounds of force. With those numbers, it slightly outperformed the HTC One (which is largely regarded as a sturdy, solid phone), as well as the smaller iPhone 6, yet underperformed some other smart phones. Throughout most of our test, the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 bent, then recovered completely from each step up in force. But at 130 pounds, the case of the G3 fractured. At 150 pounds of force, the Note 3’s screen splintered and it stopped working.

Even if some did not believe the official response from Apple to bendgate, not even after seeing test, now it’s clear that this is not just the manufacturer problem. It’s something that was explained with pure physics. So enjoy your new iPhone.

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