iPhone 6s: Say goodbye to bendgate

In what's become something of a head-scratching tradition, Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch last year was accompanied by a completely overblown scandal known as 'bendgate.'

If you recall, news stories alleging that the iPhone 6 was prone to bending seemingly sprouted up out of nowhere last year. And while the story certainly generated its fair share of press online, the number of actual reported cases of people bending their iPhones was so small as to be wholly insignificant. But as tends to be the case, whenever a news story puts Apple in a negative light, the tech press can't help but run with it and proclaim that Apple has lost its mojo.

In a statement addressing the scandal that truly wasn't, Apple last September said the following:

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.

Apple also added that during the first six days of availability, the company only received 9 complaints regarding bent iPhone models.

Well, with the iPhone 6s launch looming, it appears that Apple has taken steps to reduce that number to zero.

For starters, we've already seen rumors that Apple with the iPhone 6s has opted to use 7000 Series aluminum, resulting in a more sturdy construction than what we saw with the iPhone 6. Simply put, even trying to bend the iPhone 6s on purpose may be an exercise in futility.

Highlighting this, a recent video purporting to showcase an iPhone 6s metal casing being put to the test demonstrates just how sturdy Apple's next-gen iPhone will be. I suppose now the question becomes -- what type of overblown scandal will we see once the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launch this September.


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