Apple has finally spoken out about the so-called “Bendgate” issues with the iPhone 6 Plus. And the company’s numbers shouldn’t exactly be surprising.
Our iPhones are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a precision engineered unibody enclosure constructed from machining a custom grade of 6000 series anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength. They also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high stress locations and use the strongest glass in the smartphone industry. We chose these high-quality materials and construction very carefully for their strength and durability. We also perform rigorous tests throughout the entire development cycle including 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and user studies. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus meet or exceed all of our high quality standards to endure everyday, real life use.
With normal use a bend in 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. As with any Apple product, if you have questions please contact Apple.
And just to show how laughably small that number is, Apple sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units during the first three days of availability.
Just to reiterate, that’s nine complaints. Not 900, 9,000, or 90,000. Can we finally put the most ludicrous iPhone controversy ever to bed? Please.
If you sit on your iPhone, that’s asking for trouble – open and shut.
Earlier today, we reported that Apple will more than likely replace any bent iPhone for free. So let’s move on to something that Apple really needs to be criticized for – the iOS 8.0.1 update disaster.