As part of the lawsuit involving Apple in the Bendgate case about iPhone 6 and 6 Plus being more like to bend. The company was forced to provide some internal documents demonstrating how engineers were aware of the design problem and some details on how it could lead to iPhone 6 touch disease.
In the internal documents requested by the judge it turns out that, from the tests carried out by Apple, emerged as the iPhone 6 was 3.3 times more likely to bend compared to the iPhone 5s, while the iPhone 6 Plus had 7.2 more chances to bend.
Publicly, however, Apple had always stated that the two devices had been thoroughly tested and that no particular problems had emerged.
At that time, many users reported problems with their iPhone 6 and, above all, iPhone 6 Plus, too inclined to fold even simply holding them in their pockets and sitting for a while ‘time.
Although Apple publicly denied the problem, the company tried to resolve the issue marginally, by applying an extra layer of epoxy to the martyred models from May 2016. In addition, due to the back flexion, many touchscreen stops working properly and Apple had warned employees in the Genius Bar to replace the units for free if the fold was not too obvious.
The documents that emerged should give a further advantage to the plaintiffs, who could win the class action.