Don't bend it that way: Apple says only nine customers complained of bent iPhones

"With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare"

Apple, responding to Bendgate, Bendghazi, or whatever you wish to call the issue of seemingly-bendable iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, claims the problem isn't nearly as widespread as the Internet hullabaloo would suggest. Apple told the Wall Street Journal a mere nine people have come in with bending complaints since the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus's launch last Friday.

An Apple spokeswoman told the Journal that both phones underwent multiple 'real-life' durability and strength tests before hitting production. "With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare," she said.

Or, in plain speech: If you don't deliberately try to snap your incredibly-thin piece of technology in half, it probably won't bend during the course of your daily activities. And if that doesn't assuage your bending fears, avoid putting your iPhone in your back pocket if you're likely to sit on said pocket--as you'd do for any phone's welfare. Instead, use a jacket pocket or a bag.

All that said, if you do unintentionally run into a bending problem with your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus (or any other out-of-the-box defect), your nearest Apple Store (or, if you live far away, Applecare) will be happy to swap it out for a new phone. (Just remember to back up your device before you do so.)

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