While Apple has stayed the course on the high road, other smartphone manufacturers descended into smear campaigns long ago in the bit for market dominance, and it was only a matter of time before they weighed in on the iPhone 6 Plus’s alleged bending.
“Curved. Not bent.” Samsung Mobile tweeted of its Galaxy Note Edge, the first part being a reference to its limited edition handset and the latter certainly being a jab at user reports of Apple’s coveted new phone warping when stored in the pocket of tight jeans.
The retweets flooded in for the gag, but I was busy trying to work out what the hell the advantage of having a curved phone is?
“The beautifully curved edge expands user’s own creative space,” Samsung claims. “The borderless aesthetics from the expanded surface gives a fluidic and infinite experience to users.” Hmmm.
As for the iPhone 6 Plus bending, a stress test applied to the device and ranking up millions of hits on YouTube suggests a great deal of pressure would have to be employed to cause a bend, though responses from Apple Support representatives suggest the company will consider replacing devices that have bent during normal use.