After not long posting about the weaknesses in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus screen glass, reports of iPhone 6 Plus phones bending after being in your pockets have been emerging.
The weakness appears to be due to the fact the cut-outs for the volume buttons weaken the aluminium enclosure when pressure is applied.
A Youtube tech blogger Lewis Hilsenteger bent the iPhone 6 Plus on camera and while he did need to apply pressure, the phone did indeed bend.
After the popularity of the video and reports by many claiming that other similar phones will beak when bent, Lewis tried to bend a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (which is of similar size) and failed. The phone did warp slightly, but it didn’t get damaged.
What does prove? Aluminium is notably malleable and when the iPhone 6 Plus heats up it probably makes the metal EVEN softer. This is a pretty severe oversight on Apple’s part that they hopefully rectify soon. If you are considering getting a new iPhone, maybe go for just the iPhone 6 and skip the plus for now.