HTC, BlackBerry, LG and Samsung Take Jabs at iPhone 6 ‘Bendgate’
Looks like all the key players in smartphone market are already mocking the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus ‘bendgate’ controversy, in the form of tweets and comments. As pointed out by MacRumors, LG and HTC were among the first to attack Apple on their respective Twitter accounts. BlackBerry CEO mentioned the bending issue during the company’s launch of its new Passport handset, while Samsung took a jab on Twitter as well.
“I challenge you to bend the Passport,” said John Chen, the CEO of BlackBerry at yesterday’s Passport unveiling event (via CNET). Meanwhile, here are the tweets from HTC, LG and Samsung mocking the iPhone 6’s pocket bending capacity:
Designed to withstand the most demanding environments. Like your pockets. #HTCOneM8
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) September 24, 2014
— LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) September 24, 2014
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) September 25, 2014
While the prevalence of the bending issue is very limited, The Next Web is reporting that Apple is looking into the issue “with an insane amount of detail”. Furthermore, it is reported via an Apple support representative that Genius technicians may replace bent iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus devices under warranty following a visual inspection.