Foxconn CEO on Bendgate: Don’t Blindly Listen To It
Mocking the idea that the iPhone 6 Plus has a bending problem, Terry Gou, the outspoken CEO of Foxconn, has said that rivals were behind the controversy, reiterating Apple that the complaints had been overblown, and that the phone warping was extremely rare. “How can a phone bend? This was all caused by distortions from competitors. Don’t blindly listen to it,” he said (via PC World).
Gou, whose company is a key Apple supplier, was shown in the news footage using an iPhone 6 Plus. “Hands are made to shake hands, not for bending,” he said, in an apparent dig at videos showing users bending the iPhone 6 Plus with their bare hands.
Earlier this year, Mr. Gou had mocked phones designed with curved screens, as he was less than impressed with the technology and joked that the phones were specifically designed to fit in the rears of consumers. “People are talking about, wow, displays that can transform, but they forget that you have to be able to use the device,” Gou said at the time.