In response to what some users have dubbed #bendgate, Apple says handsets which bend when placed in pockets will be replaced
iPhone 6: Apple to replace bent iPhone 6 Plus models
After receiving plenty of complaints about the bending iPhones, Apple decided to take action and it has promised to replace all the phones which have turned out to be faulty. Only a day earlier, holders of one of Apple’s most latest cell phone territory, the iphone 6 Plus, took to social networking to whine that the substantial handset out of the blue bent when it was set in a pocket.
In what has been named #bendgate on Twitter, iphone 6 clients tweeted that while the cell phones stayed operational, slight curves framed for the most part in the center or the highest point of the handset. As indicated by a portion of the protests, curves structured when the gadget be set under weight – for instance, when the client takes a seat for a time of time.
The Next Web has revealed that in an online discussion with Apple’s support desk, the delegate said curved iphones will be replaced, but only after a visual examination. Genius Bar workers must place the contraption through a test known as the “Visual Mechanical Inspection” before choosing if guarantee blankets the issue. At the point when inquired as to whether twists happening amid typical utilization of an iphone 6 or iphone 6 Plus would be secured under guarantee, the delegate said:
“That is 100 percent up to the Genius you speak with at the store. There is a test called a Visual Mechanical Inspection that the device will have to pass. If it is within the guidelines, they will be able to cover it. If not, the replacement would be a paid one.”
One of the members of the support team also very clearly implied that Apple has been quite serious about this entire issue and it is currently “looking into this with an insane amount of detail.”
Consequently, if your new handset has been harmed in the wake of being put in your back pocket, you /4/be qualified for a substitution. Nonetheless, on the off chance that you’ve been messing around with the cell phone intentionally, you’re likely out of luckiness. This design problem has also been receiving quite amusing responses on social media, particularly Twitter and what’s more damaging for Apple is that other brands have also joined in on the fun.
— LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) September 24, 2014
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