After reports surfaced that a number of iPhone 6 Plus owners have experienced a slight bend to their phones after putting the device in their front pockets, this happens to be a video proof that the newly released smartphone is indeed bendable.
Lou from Unbox Therapy puts it to the test with his bare hands, and although it clearly takes quite a bit of effort, he is able to give the device a prominent angle. The glass holds its shape and the phone is still functional, but the fact that this would happen at all is a little concerning.
The iPhone 6 Plus is a delicately constructed device and there is a thin aluminium frame that covers the back as well as the sides of the device. Aside from that, there is also a very thin piece of steel behind the glass.
Here is how the iPhone 6 Plus looks like torn down. You can also see the thin piece of steel:
The bending strength of this device is greatly affected by its proportions, being longer and thinner. Of course, strength also plays a huge part in its bendability.
Apple has been reached for comment on the issue so we’ll update you once something new comes up!
Watch the clip here: