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iPhone 6 Consumer Reports: Tests Debunk Bending Rumors

By    |   Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 07:35 AM

Consumer Reports has debunked rumors that the iPhone 6 is prone to bending with one of its classic scientific stress tests.

Last week, a viral video showed a man bending an iPhone 6 Plus in his bare hands, setting off a firestorm of criticism across tech blogs and social media. Many used a clever hashtag to turn it into a controversy, "#Bendgate." That's when Consumer Reports stepped in.

"It seemed like a serious concern, yet everything about the uproar was highly unscientific," the company said in a statement of its findings on Friday. "We don’t like unscientific, so we promised then that we would use our lab equipment to find out just how delicate the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus really are."

Using a high-precision Instron compression test machine, the Consumer Reports team put a slew of phones to a three-point stress test: the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, LG G3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and HTC One (M8).

Applying force in 10-pound increments, the test team found that the iPhones were neither the strongest nor the weakest smartphones on the market today.

In from strongest to weakest, the phones ranked were: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (150 pounds until deformation), Apple iPhone 5 (130), LG G3 (130), Apple iPhone 6 Plus (90), Apple iPhone 6 (70), HTC One (70).

The conclusion? "Our tests show that both iPhones seem tougher than the Internet fracas implies," said the team.

"Bear in mind that it took significant force to do this kind of damage to all these phones. While nothing is (evidently) indestructible, we expect that any of these phones should stand up to typical use."

 


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