It’s reassuring to know that I’m just like everybody else out there because the bending iPhone 6 Plus story (subject of my blog post just yesterday) has gone viral. Apparently many, many, many people everywhere found this an interesting read (on an otherwise uninteresting day). And, not surprisingly, Apple’s stock price has declined in lock step… ouch… you can read more about it in the article, Apple Gets Bent!
Meanwhile, Apple, Inc.’s stepped up quickly to say something about it themselves! And a good thing too. They defended the phones integrity by saying the, “new iPhones are made from a custom grade of anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength. Apple said the phones also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high-stress locations.” And, the video I posted does look like that’s the case too. After all, there’s no way they didn’t test for the occurrence of the phone’s durability under the stress of pant-pocket sitting…that would be negligent!
Also, as was wisely noted today, one could drop the phone and break it just as easily! Abuse is abuse. Most can agree, reasonable care is required in the handling of most electronics (including iPhones).
Hum, maybe Apple’s next industry-leading innovation should be a truly bend-able iPhone?