bendgate

bendgate

Refers to a damaged smartphone that gets bent (warped) after pressure is inadvertently applied in a pants pocket or by some other force. Bendgate was first attributed to the iPhone 6 Plus smartphone and then to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the latter causing Samsung to release a two-minute video showing the three-point bend test given to the devices.
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It's unlikely that we'll see another 'Bendgate' emerge from any of these issues, which Apple will likely fix with software updates.
This is partly due to its new aircraft-grade aluminium chassis that should put an end to the 'bendgate' issues that caused its predecessor's case to warp.
It also suffered a strange saga dubbed "bendgate", which saw the phone bend in some cases, leaving a huge question mark on the quality of the build.
Yesterday, a "BendGate" storm raged online as owners of the phablet - a combination of both smartphone and tablet - claimed the device warped in their trousers.
The reason behind this issue seems to go back to the bendgate issue that the phones, especially the larger iPhone 6 Plus were faced with around their launch.
iPhone 6s Plus: For an iPhone, the 6s Plus is huge and made from a different grade of aluminum alloy than its predecessor; I assume this was to prevent the reoccurrence of the Bendgate scandal.
iPhone 6 Plus's BendGate. At the time, I maintained that the 6 Plus was plenty
"Bendgate," as the issue has already been dubbed on social-media sites, is a reminder of 2010's "antennagate," when iPhone 4 users reported a design flaw that caused dropped calls.
Recent reports suggest that like last year's iPhone 6 Plus, the Nexus 6P is also prone to bending, starting an entirely new bendgate controversy.
Yesterday, a "BendGate" storm raged online as owners of the new phablet - a device that works both as a smartphone and a tablet - detailed how the device warped in their trousers.
And now, with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, there is Bendgate.
Soon after the launch, 'bendgate' controversy hit Apple.