Consumer Reports Debunks iPhone 6 Bendgate [Video]

Consumer Reports Debunks iPhone 6 Bendgate [Video]

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Consumer Reports has announced the results of its 'authoritative test' to determine if the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus suffer from bendability issues.

The company used a "three-point flexural test" which supports the device at two points on either end and then applies force using a high-precision Instron compression test machine. They tested the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 5, LG G3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and HTC One (M8).

At first, 10 pounds of force was applied for 30 seconds, then released. They increased the force in 10-pound increments, noting when the phones first started to deform and when they saw the screen come loose from the case.

Results:
The iPhone 6 Plus, the more robust of the new iPhones in our testing, started to deform when we reached 90 pounds of force, and came apart with 110 pounds of force. With those numbers, it slightly outperformed the HTC One (which is largely regarded as a sturdy, solid phone), as well as the smaller iPhone 6, yet underperformed some other smart phones. Throughout most of our test, the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 bent, then recovered completely from each step up in force. But at 130 pounds, the case of the G3 fractured. At 150 pounds of force, the Note 3's screen splintered and it stopped working.

Conclusion:
Consumer Reports concluded that "While nothing is (evidentally) indestructible, we expect that any of these phones should stand up to typical use."

Take a look at some video and photos of the tests below!

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Consumer Reports Debunks iPhone 6 Bendgate [Video]

Consumer Reports Debunks iPhone 6 Bendgate [Video]

Consumer Reports Debunks iPhone 6 Bendgate [Video]
APPLE 4 EVER - September 29, 2014 at 1:49pm
THE WORLD'S FIRST AND MOST EXPENSIVE BENDABLE PHONE!!! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN APPLE FOR THE GREAT INNOVATIONS YOU BRING TO THE TABLE YEAR AFTER YEAR!!! COME ON SAMSUNG...TRY AND COPY THIS!!!
Notthinking - September 29, 2014 at 5:49pm
Is this guy like stupid? Keep your sarcasm to yourself goofy. Apple taught Samsung how to make a real phone. Go suck on a Samsung lollipop.
HoHoHo - September 29, 2014 at 7:08pm
What is a real phone?? Are you stupid?? I guess Alexander Bell phone was not a real phone. You logic is retarded like your face.
ifollower - September 29, 2014 at 1:39pm
Haha...Wow!!! Without Steve Jobs, Apple cannot copy without failing!!! Haha. First time in the phablet sizes and they fail big time. That's karma for you!!! Should have stuck to the itsy bitsy size that you were preaching for so long. Had to be greedy...wanting the huge market share that Samsung started with the large screens. Shane on you Apple!!!
{Anthony} - September 29, 2014 at 2:15pm
Fail? Are you serious? You have to be a snot nosed little kid sitting infront of your computer right now to think that Apple has failed. The iphone sold more than 20,000,000.00 times in 1 weekend..... (that's twenty million in two days) Ya kid, they failed.
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