They're calling it #BendGate: Some of those who picked up their spiffy new iPhone 6s and 6 Pluses during the weekend say they come with a feature Apple didn't highlight -- the phones bend. Videos are popping up showing people doing their Superman impressions, bending their phones with their bare hands.
It seems the problem is the aluminum case. Aluminum, being a soft metal, is malleable. When people put their phones in their pockets and then sit, they get a phone with a curved display.
Apple has had no immediate comment.
The Twitterverse blew up Tuesday with snide observations from Android-lovers and fretting from those who have yet to pick up their new iPhones.
â€” Anthony Mazzei (@anthmazzei) September 24, 2014
The Samsung TV that has a slight bend to it is "The next big thing." Apple makes a phone that bends just a little & people hate? #BendGate
â€” Basra B. (@iBasra96) September 24, 2014
If you think about it, #bendgate only matters to hipsters, with their old skinny jeans and new huge iPhones. Oh, the irony.
â€” Anton Nekhaenko (@derloos) September 24, 2014
Macrumors suggested that users might want to remove their phones from their pockets before sitting or put the device in a "roomier" pocket. A rigid case also might solve the problem.
Several blogs performed bend tests. The weak spot appears to be just under the button cutouts.