Bendgate Revisited: 327 Bent iPhone 6s And Counting, Only 9 Apple?

Apple should really consider developing an excuse generator that it could plop on its mobile devices as a native app. Think about it -- is there any company that's better at coming up with excuses when things go wrong? Dropped calls on your iPhone 4? You're holding it wrong. Purple streaks in your photos taken with the iPhone 5? Stop pointing it directly at the sun. Bent iPhone 6? That's only happened nine times, or so Apple says. However, a website that's been collecting photos of bent iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices shows that the actual number of instances might be in the several hundreds, but who's counting?

The blog is cheekily called "One of the Nine," an obvious jab at Apple for claiming that it's only received nine complaints about bent iPhone 6 models. Anyone who posts a photo of their warped iPhone 6 is considered one of the nine, which is really one of the 327 and counting (at the time of this writing). Some of the entries contain descriptions of how their iPhones ended up getting bent out of shape.

Bent iPhone
Image Source: One of the Nine

"Just normal front pocket use. Apple wont replace it. Says it's my fault. And this is not even the Plus," one user writes.

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Reading through the stories reveals that it's hit or miss as to whether Apple will replace a bent iPhone. It depends on the circumstance, what the user was doing, how badly it's bent, and just plain luck. If you own an iPhone 6 that ended up bending and want it replaced, your best bet might be to provide as little detail as possible, as it seems that there's a tendency to blame the bends on accidental damage caused by the user. In other words, yet again, you might be holding it wrong.