If you have seen the viral Apple iPhone 6 Plus bending video and taking that as a factor in considering your next phone, we reckon you shouldn’t. While the rest of the world debates on whether Apple is lying to us or perhaps it’s a conspiracy motivated by its competitor, the whole hoo-haa situation is in our opinion simply made for entertainment.
With over almost 50 million views on Unbox Therapy‘s Youtube channel within the past week, it’s no surprise the big reason for creating such a series of videos is to rack in the ad earnings. As it stands, a single video with that 44 million views can generate anywhere from US$10,000 to US$80,000 in ad revenue. With that kind of profits, it’s little wonder why they are scrambling to explain and doing follow-up videos to their first viral #BendGate video.
[perfectpullquote]Apple iPads had this exact same problem for a while[/
Undoubtedly, a lot of force was use to bend the device in question. We tested an iPhone 6 Plus which we own and it’s incredibly tough plus the the fact that this problem (if it’s indeed a problem in the first place) wasn’t even new. iPads had this exact same problem for a while, and do a little search you will find the same #BendGate issue that’s being heard on every coffee table lately.
And for goodness sake, please don’t go bending every iPhone 6 Plus or any phones on display you see in the stores. You don’t want to end up paying for a bent display set or worse getting involved in a criminal situation. Test it like a phone you will actually use on a daily basis, be it an iPhone, a LG, Samsung or HTC Android phone.
So does it bend, cook, fly or shoot lasers? No really, just buy the phone you want. The rest are just fluff.