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Legere rips into ‘horse s—‘ iPhone 6 Bendgate controversy

Published Oct 6th, 2014 9:15AM EDT
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Surprise: T-Mobile CEO John Legere doesn’t want to give you reasons to not buy an iPhone 6 Plus on his network. Per CNET, Legere told the GeekWire Summit over the weekend that claims about the iPhone 6 Plus bending easily were complete “horse s—” and added that customers could happily buy the iPhone 6 Plus without worrying about it getting deformed.

RELATED: Apple responds to ‘Bendgate,’ says only 9 customers have complained about the iPhone 6 Plus

“The video of the guy that’s [bending the iPhone 6 Plus] — and if you could have seen his face, he probably would have been purple,” Legere said. “The thing moves a little bit? Are you s***ting me? I mean, when was the last time you took any other…this is an amazing supercomputer in your hand. What the f*** are you putting it in your pants and sitting on it for? […] This thing doesn’t f***ing bend.”

Although Legere has an obvious incentive to not trash Apple’s newest flagship phone, he’s not the only person who thinks that Bendgate has been overblown. Consumer Reports last month performed extensive tests on the iPhone 6 Plus and other flagship smartphone models and found that, while the device was more likely to bend than the rival Galaxy Note 3, there was little chance of the device bending as part of normal everyday usage.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.