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Apple is finally speaking out on #Bendgate, and in true Apple fashion, they're telling us that it's really NBD.
Over the course of the last week, iPhone 6 Plus users have taken to message boards, posting personal accounts and photos of their bent devices — a hardware glitch that occurred after phone spent too much time inside pants pockets. What was at first a minor controversy turned into a full-blown crisis in the matter of days. And, it was only a matter of time before a rep in Cupertino addressed the issue.
In a statement posted on Mashable, Apple did their best to negate the growing belief that their game-changing new handsets are fatally flawed. It reads as follows:
"With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare and through our first six days of sale, a total of nine customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus. As with any Apple product, if you have questions please contact Apple."
After admitting that there is indeed an issue, but assuring us that it's a contained one, Apple went into great detail about how the phone is built.
"Our iPhones are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a precision-engineered unibody enclosure constructed from machining a custom grade of 6000 series anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength. They also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high-stress locations and use the strongest glass in the smartphone industry. We chose these high-quality materials and construction very carefully for their strength and durability. We also perform rigorous tests throughout the entire development cycle including 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and user studies. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus meet or exceed all of our high-quality standards to endure everyday, real-life use."