Most of you guys have probably heard the jokes and seen the photos and videos of just how malleable the iPhone 6 Plus is. Apple has since issued a statement claiming that iPhones bending in pockets are extremely rare and that they have put their products through rigorous testing to ensure that they are durable, and that they have only received 9 complaints so far.
As if to prove their point, Apple has invited the media such as CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and The Verge over to their testing facility to show them how they test their products and why bending iPhones truly is an extremely rare case. According to Dan Riccio, the head of engineering, he tells CNBC that the iPhone 6 is the most tested product they have ever done, and that it had been tested as many as 15,000 times before its release.
The Wall Street Journal writes, “Another test, according to Apple, is called the “sit test.” This test simulates sitting on a hard surface with the phone in the back pocket of a pair of tight jeans. Apple said it runs the phones through thousands of cycles testing the phone in different positions.”
Riccio also told The Verge, “As we add more and more features, we have to find out a way to break them before customers do. The bottom line is that if you use enough force to bend an iPhone, or any phone, it’s going to deform.”
[Image Credit – The Verge]
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