Consider this a PSA: Don’t keep the iPhone 6 Plus in your front pants pocket for too long. It just might bend.
Reports of slightly bent iPhone 6 Plus devices are cropping up on a number of Apple forums, suggesting that the items began bending after sitting in one’s front pocket for a long chunk of time.
— Florian Paulmier (@FlorianP123) September 23, 2014
The reports of bent phones were immediately met with jokes and skepticism. From a purely organic standpoint, however, the bending makes sense.
First, consider that Apple uses aluminum as its metal to house the new phone, which is a very soft, bendable metal.
If you apply pressure — even the seemingly small amount of pressure that comes from one’s front pocket — and metal can bend.
This isn’t the first time iPhone frames have bent or warped. If you do a Google search for “iPhone bent,” you can see all kinds of warped iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 frames.
The problem isn’t unique to Apple; a Sony Xperia smartphone bends after spending some time in a pocket or tight area.
However, this might give some pause to potential owners — or at least make them likely to consider AppleCare+.