Apple fans are reporting that their new iPhone 6 Plus are bending in their pockets, prompting a “bend test” video to be released on Youtube.
Just from carrying the phone in their pockets, some people have noticed a small dent on the sides of the device.
While Apple is yet to respond to the issue, numerous users of the iPhone 6 Plus – unveiled earlier this month - have been posted pictures of their bent devices on social media.
"Bottom line here is it's an aluminium phone, it is going to bend if you apply enough pressure," Unbox Therapy's Lewis Hilsenteger said in the video. He later wrote on Instagram that when he tried to bend the phone back to its normal state, the screen cracked.
According to The Independent, specialist site MacRumours was the first to pick up on “bend gate,” reporting one reader’s tale of bending his iPhone 6 Plus after putting it in his front pocket to attend a wedding.
“The 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mosty,” said the irate Apple customer. “As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive (yes, sitting again), I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted.”
The issue is most probably down to the 6 Plus “being much larger and thinner than previous phones, that the aluminum case simply doesn't have enough strength proportional to its length,” The Independent stated.
The device is yet to be released in the Middle East.