Apple reportedly knew that the iPhone 6 would bend, but lied about it

Apple iPhone 6 bendgate

While every iPhone launch seems to come with some kind of built-in controversy, the "Bendgate" epidemic of 2014 felt different. Customers who bought the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus discovered that their new phones were shockingly easy to bend, and while Apple has maintained for years that there were no engineering issues with the iPhone 6 lineup, a court filing obtained by Motherboard suggests that Apple knew exactly how flawed its phones were.

According to internal documents made public by US District Court judge Lucy Koh, Apple's testing "determined that the iPhone 6 was 3.3 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s [...] and that the iPhone 6 Plus was 7.2 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s." The company even specified that one of its major concerns leading up to launch was that its 2014 iPhone models were "likely to bend more easily when compared to previous generations."

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