Consumer Reports has dispelled the myth of easily bendable iPhone 6 [Video]




The journalists Consumer Reports, produced by a nonprofit organization Consumers Union (Consumers Union of the United States), conducted comprehensive testing of the latest Apple’s smartphone for resistance to deformation. The experts concluded that the rumors about the web easily bendable iPhone case 6 Plus does not correspond to reality.


During the test, the strength and reliability of a smartphone fell 4.5-pound press. Within 30 seconds, the power was gradually increased to 4.5 kg. Electronics automatically recorded the time when the smartphone is deformed. Test passed iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, LG G3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One (M8).

From the report of Consumer Reports:

«IPhone 6 Plus – the most durable iPhone in our test – started to deform when a force of 45 kg and fell apart when the pressure is increased up to 50 kg. For this indicator, it is ahead of HTC One, as well as more compact iPhone 6 and a number of other smartphones. LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 bend, and then almost completely restored after each effort. Weight 58 kg caused a total strain LG G3. In the case of three force Galaxy Note 68 kg led to the fact that cracked display of the smartphone. ”

In Consumer Reports concluded that the deformation of message that appeared on the network, due to the fact that people are making great efforts obviously than those for whom the iPhone Plus.



Apple has responded to the situation, saying that the cases are sporadic deformation, and themselves iPhone designed, manufactured and tested according to the conditions of their use. According to company estimates, with similar complaints filed with 9 people . It is very small, if we remember that only the first weekend after the start of sales has sold a record number of new models of smart phones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus- more than 10 million units.


To reassure potential buyers to the lab Apple has invited a group of journalists who were able to familiarize themselves with the equipment and the process of testing products. According to the company, before turning into serial products, smartphones, next-generation iPhone have been about 15 000 tests, including tests of strength.

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