News broke of #BendGate soon after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch and was made viral thanks to Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy. Hilsenteger released a series of videos portraying him bending the brand new iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands alongside other popular flagship smartphones, and since then, plenty of people have been attempting to do so. Adrian Isen decided to do his own version of Hilsenteger’s bend tests, except with a Nokia 3310.
In case you don’t remember the age-old Nokia 3310, the device came out in early 2000, and has been one of the most durable phones to ever come out. The device is still owned by a few people out there and is nearly unbreakable. This is proven by Isen’s most recent video where he actually hurts his hands while attempting to bend the device.
We can only wish that today’s smartphones were nearly as durable and tough as the Nokia 3310, but it seems as if nothing can come close to beating it just yet. This is a great take on the #BendGate scandal, and Isen definitely made some folks laugh with the release of this video.
If #BendGate sounds unfamiliar to you, Apple’s newest smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, are extremely susceptible to being bent towards the area near the volume rockers. This is due to one of the aluminum casing’s metal inserts (used for stability of the device) being a tad too close to the volume rocker cutouts, allowing the smartphone to be easily warped.
Apple will likely address this issue in their second lineup of production, and has already stated that those affected by the bending issues may be eligible to receive a new smartphone after a visual inspection. Until then, it’s still great to have a bit of a laugh at the manufacturing issues, although we hope everyone’s iPhone 6 Plus is still intact and remains unbent.
What do you think of Isen’s take on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’s bending issues?