It's Actually Incredibly Difficult To Bend The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus - Here's What It Takes
Apple insists that BendGate , the idea that its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are malleable and bend permanently without much effort, isn't real.
"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," Apple stated.
But YouTube videos and a Wired report suggest that bending is a real issue for the new Apple devices. So Consumer Reports put the phones to the test.
The team applied varying amounts of weight and pressure to a number of phones, including the iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus. It found that the iPhone 6 was the first to bend at 70 pounds, along with the HTC One. At 90 pounds, the iPhone 6 Plus began to bend. It took 130 pounds before the iPhone 5 and LG G3 gave way. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could handle the most pressure and didn't bend out of shape until 150 pounds of pressure was applied.
Here's the video of each phone going through the stress test.