SquareTrade Labs: Apple Solves Bend Problem with iPhone 6s



According to an independent series of tests conducted by SquareTrade Labs, Apple has solved the “Bendgate” problem with its new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The San Francisco company put the latest generation of iPhones and the rival Samsung Galaxy S Note 5 through torture tests to evaluate the devices’ durability. The handsets were subjected to drops, dunks, bends, and extreme temperatures.

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are sturdier than their predecessors, thanks to their stronger 7000-series aluminum enclosures. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus withstood pressure of 170 pounds and 180 pounds, respectively, without bending. The Note 5 was also able to withstand a similar force of 170 pounds.

It seems very unlikely that these smartphones will bend in anyone’s pocket, like some users experienced last year with the iPhone 6 Plus.

However, accidental drops are still a problem. All three phones shattered when dropped face down on pavement. The company reports that cracked screens caused by accidental drops are responsible for half of all smartphone damage.

After being subjected to extreme temperatures the Note 5 lasted nearly two hours making a video call. The iPhone 6s Plus lasted more than an hour, and the iPhone 6s only lasted 30 minutes.


  • My friend messaged me on thursday saying after about 7 months, his iPhone 6 bent. I showed him this video lol, told him to upgrade. I told him to harass Apple about the bent iPhone as well being that it’s kinda of a known issue.

  • haha

  • ShaBi

    Would you mind sharing, if you know, how your friend bent the phone? I’m very curious to what kind of usage/environment would cause this.

  • All he told me was it was from his jeans. He wears the skinnier kind of jeans that’s becoming popular with kids nowadays lol.

    He’s angry at Apple that this happen, but said he would probably buy another one really soon.

  • ShaBi

    Thanks! Though I can’t really see that happening…. those must be some really really tight jeans….
    How is that Apple’s fault….

  • Clearly he was holding it wrong! 😉

  • Lol #PantsGate? Lol

  • Marco

    maybe he put it in his jeans back pocket and sat on it… I don’t see any other way it would bend. Still, I don’t get this teenagers putting their phones up their ass pockets… you gonna either bend/break it, or it’ll slip out and they’ll cry…