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Apple iPhone 6 Bendgate: Top 10 Tweets

Apple says a bend in the iPhone 6 Plus is "extremely rare" but that didn't stop anyone from poking fun.

Kristin Burnham

September 26, 2014

3 Min Read

iPhone 6 Plus users are bent out of shape -- quite literally. Bendgate, as the scandal has been dubbed on social media, surfaced this week after photos and videos went viral showing how easily the device bends in users' back pockets.

Apple addressed concerns Thursday and said that only nine customers have complained about the device being too flimsy. In a statement, the company backed the construction of the iPhone 6 Plus, which it says is made with a lightweight aluminum shell and reinforced with stainless steel and titanium inserts.

"We also perform rigorous tests throughout the entire development cycle including 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and user studies," Apple said. "With normal use, a bend in an iPhone is extremely rare."

Nevertheless, the Internet was more than happy to poke fun at Bendgate, with a number of brands and users chiming in with some great reactions. Here are our favorites -- share yours in the comments section below.

1. Samsung

2. The iPhone 6 Plus repair kit

3. LG USA

4. Dali meets the iPhone 6 Plus

5. iPhone 6 Flex

6. Lenovo UK & Ireland

7. Spatula 6 Plus

8. KitKat

9. iPhone 6 Plus origami

10. Heineken

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About the Author(s)

Kristin Burnham

Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com

Kristin Burnham currently serves as InformationWeek.com's Senior Editor, covering social media, social business, IT leadership and IT careers. Prior to joining InformationWeek in July 2013, she served in a number of roles at CIO magazine and CIO.com, most recently as senior writer. Kristin's writing has earned an ASBPE Gold Award in 2010 for her Facebook coverage and a Min Editorial and Design Award in 2011 for "Single Online Article." She is a graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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