PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Apple has been taking a lot of heat with reports that its new iPhone 6 phones bend under pressure.
Consumer Reports used some science to find out how much force it takes for the iPhone 6 to bend and not bend back.
Using a special Instron machine, testers apply force to the phones until they deform.
“It turns out, it takes a lot of force to permanently bend one of these new iPhones, and all the phones we tested for that matter,” Consumer Reports Glenn Derene said.
It took 70-pounds to permanently bend the iPhone 6, and the HTC One M8.
The iPhone 6 Plus took more punishment at 90 pounds.
The smaller, thicker iPhone 5 outperformed both in the tests, with no noticeable deformation until 130 pounds.
Finally, the LG G3, and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sprang back to form until testers applied 130 pounds and 150 pounds respectively.
At that point, their screens separated from their cases and stopped working.
Consumer Reports says based on its comparative tests, while the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are not the strongest phones on the market, fears of a structural flaw seem overblown.
Apple’s official response is: “With normal use, a bend in (an) iPhone is extremely rare and through our first six days of sale, a total of nine customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus.”
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