The last week in tech news, particularly Apple news, has seemingly all been around the iPhone 6 Bendgate saga. It started with one YouTube user (I refuse to post who it was or link to the original video) and it went viral at a rate only the Interwebs can produce. It culminated yesterday with a story on the site Consumerist of two teens bending iPhone 6’s (or attempting to at least) in an Apple store here in the UK. It took them several tries but they finally got one to bend.
Peeps, it’s time to move on. Do you know how many reports Apple has had of bent iPhone 6’s?
That’s right folks. 10 million plus units sold and they have had nine reported as bent. That is an amazingly low number and if you believe the hype on the Internet, you would have thought 9 million had bent. And what makes matters even worse, bend tests by Consumer Reports indicate that the iPhone 6 is no worse than any other device and in fact performs better than some devices when they are bent. In an even funnier twist of fate, several manufactures who posted adverts pointing out the iPhone 6 bendgate issues, actually performed worse than the iPhone 6 on some of their devices when they were bent.
I don’t necessarily fault blogs and sites for posting on the bendgate saga. There are a lot of sites out there, all clamouring for your attention, and a post on people having bent iPhone 6’s will almost guarantee a bump in traffic – which is a bump in potential ad revenue. But we have purposely not posted on this until some more reasonable facts came out about it. No I’m not saying we are more ethical or another site is less ethical. It is our choice not to post rumours. We rarely post on anything that is floating in the rumour mill or isn’t independently verified. It’s just a stance we have taken. Like it? Great, happy you do. Don’t like it? Sorry, not going to change it. The ethos of AlliOSNews is to help you, not confuse you. We firmly believe that rumours and unverified reports do cause confusion and unnecessary worry. So we don’t contribute.
iPhone 6 Bendgate is old news & overblown folks. Time to move along to the next viral disaster.