iPhone 6 Plus ‘Bendgate’ Angers Users But Delights Rivals
When it comes to new launches by Apple, you know you won’t hear the end of it. That’s exactly happening with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus which have been the center of attraction ever since their availability in the market.
Of course, all good things come to an end. And though calling it an “end” is absolutely dramatic, but just when the hype about the “best” smartphone was settling down a bit, the haters came up with claims about the phone’s loopholes.
It is the law of nature that when you find a defect in anything being assumed perfect, you are more likely to advertise it to the whole world. Sort of makes us feel like we beat the company for a while. Something similar has happened with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus which is so light in design that it is bending – yes – bending, after applying pressure on it, or sitting down on it by mistake. The center of all jokes, taunts and plain criticism in the last two days has become this fault in the iPhone.
With “#Bendgate” plastered all over the social media referring to Apple’s bendable phones, Unbox Therapy shared a video showing how the iPhone could be bent easily and trying to “unbend” it could shatter the screen. So much for the Sapphire display that was apparently the only point against OnePlus One.
This video went viral within a few hours, flaring every Apple user and hater, which was only aggravated by another video which showed how the same tests, when applied on rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, didn’t cause any changes to the device.
Even if you are a loyal Apple customer, arguments like “it is a sleek phone, it will obviously bend” are no longer valid now. Just like Antennagate, this whole situation has arisen because of lack of testing by Apple. Moreover, in its quest to make a light-weighted phone, it might have gone a little overboard with the design. Not only is the sleek body of iPhone 6 Plus damaging the phone design as a whole, the thin body could not hold the flush camera either.
This is an opportunity for the rivals who have exploited this blunder in iPhone 6 Plus. Samsung has always been a little ruthless with their advertisement using Apple as an indirect target.
Apple has been very adept when covering up for any blunders it has made with its products. We can only wait and watch as too how Apple handles this bendable situation with the pride it has always flaunted.