The iPhone 6 has gotten a really bad rap for the so-called “Bendgate” scandal, and much as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has tried to control it, the issue just keeps more and more bad press. In September, Apple said that only nine iPhone 6 units have been bent, but that doesn’t appear to be anywhere close to true. BGR spotted a new video that allegedly shows 300 or more iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units being bent.
iPhone 6 controversy worsens
Last month, the website One of the Nine appeared. The point of the website was to collect photos from owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus whose phones were bent during normal usage. The website publisher wanted to demonstrate to Apple and the world that there have been far more than just nine of the new iPhones affected by Bendgate.
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Interestingly, even though the website didn’t get a lot of publicity, according to BGR, it managed to gather photos of 300 or more iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units that were bent. The new video that has surfaced is a compilation of all the photos collected by the website.
Other iPhone 6 problems
Apple’s iPhones have been plagued by problems at launch for years, starting with the iPhone 4 when Antennagate happened. This year’s launch has been especially problematic for Apple, first with Bendgate, then with Hairgate, which came about as a result of users’ chin and head hairs getting stuck in the iPhone 6 and then yanked out. Then we had Dyegate, which involved the plastic strips on the back of the iPhone 6 becoming discolored by jeans when carried in owners’ pockets.
At the beginning of the Bendgate scandal, Apple invited reporters into its testing facility in an attempt to prove that it puts the iPhone through rigorous testing before releasing it to the public. But rigorous tests or not, clearly this Bendgate issue is much bigger than Apple wants to admit.