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Video shows just how easy it is to bend the iPhone 6 Plus

Updated Sep 23rd, 2014 8:35PM EDT
Does The iPhone 6 Plus Really Bend
Image: Unbox Therapy | YouTube

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While the jury’s still out on whether your iPhone 6 Plus will bend just from keeping it in your pocket, the larger device does seem to be a lot more vulnerable to bending than smaller iPhone models. Unbox Therapy decided to put the iPhone 6 Plus under duress and figure out how much force it takes to bend the device in your bare hands using its own “bend test.” The video will make anyone who owns a 6 Plus feel a little queasy.

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Unbox Therapy says that it’s not uncommon for larger phones to have more problems with bending than smaller phones. In the case of the iPhone 6 Plus, it seems to be particularly vulnerable to bending right at the area where the bottom volume button ends.

Even so, is this enough of an issue where the phone will bend just by having it in your pocket? Unbox Therapy says it might be if you sit down with the device while wearing tight jeans.

It will be interesting to see how other giant phones such as the Galaxy Note 4 and the Lumia 1520 respond to similar bend tests, although right now we can’t imagine finding other phones have similar problems would make iPhone 6 Plus owners who just shelled out big bucks for their new device feel any better.

UPDATE: Unbox Therapy has run a similar “bend test” on the Galaxy Note 3 and has found that Samsung’s last flagship phablet actually holds up better than the iPhone 6 Plus. If other tests have similar findings, you can bet this will be used in a Samsung ad campaign in the not-too-distant future.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.