The REAL Bend-ability Risk of the iPhone 6 (and Other Smartphones)

The REAL Bend-ability Risk of the iPhone 6 (and Other Smartphones)

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Elizabeth Giorgi
Oct 1, 2014
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Are you worried about buying a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus because of all the bending reports? The Consumer Reports bend-ability results for a variety of smartphone manufacturers are in...

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...and it turns out that the reports are extremely overstated.

While some people are able to bend their phones with their hands, you'd actually be surprised how many phones you can really do that same thing with according to the tests. The results showed not only was the iPhone not the worst offender, but that deformation required 70 pounds or more force. For non-physics-minded people, that's a LOT of force.

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You can check out their video results here. It just goes to show that when it comes to tech, it's always smart to do a little research first, especially from media that aren't trying to just get clicks.

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