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Apple (mostly) not to blame in iPhone 6 Plus 'bendgate' fiasco

Al Sacco | Sept. 30, 2014
If you buy a gigantic phone, pack it into a pair of skinny jeans, sit on it for 18 hours and find that it's bent, Apple's not to blame for the damage — you are.

Blaming Apple for your bent phone after jamming it into your skinny jeans and sitting on it for 18 hours is akin to blasting The North Face for damaging your 17-inch laptop after you jam it into a backpack designed to hold a 13-inch notebook and then toss it into an airplane overhead bin. If you buy a gigantic phone, you probably need to think about carrying it in a new way. That or get yourself some equally huge pants, a holster or maybe even a fanny pack. (If your hipster friends single you out for the Fpack, just cite Matthew McConaughey.)

I'm not letting Apple completely off the hook, and iPhone 6 Plus durability could prove to be a significant issue if the reports keep coming in. Honestly, the iPhone has always been a relatively delicate device, and this latest iteration is so big, and so thin, it should be no real surprise that it bends a bit in a tight pants pocket. That said, it would probably be wise for Apple to put some kind of anti-skinny jeans warning on the iPhone 6 Plus packaging.


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