Reports of slightly bent iPhone 6 Plus devices are cropping up on a number of Apple forums, suggesting that the items began bending after sitting in one's front pocket for a long chunk of time.
One forum member on MacRumors posted a photo of his iPhone 6 Plus after a few hours in his front pants pocket during a car ride.
Another posted another photo of his friend's bent iPhone 6. Photos have also showing up on the French Apple forum MacBidouille and other places across the web.
The reports of bent phones were immediately met with jokes and skepticism. From a purely organic standpoint, however, the bending makes sense.
First, consider that Apple uses aluminum as its metal to house the new phone, which is a very soft, bendable metal.consider that Apple uses aluminum as its metal to house the new phone, which is a very soft, bendable metal. Then, consider that the iPhone 6 Plus (and the iPhone 6) is thinner than previous phones, with added surface area.
If you apply pressure — even the seemingly small amount of pressure that comes from one's front pocket — and metal can bend.
This might give some pause to potential owners — or at least make them likely to consider AppleCare+.