Some iPhone 6 Plus owners are shocked to find out that their new devices are bending when carried around in their pocket, especially in tight pockets in jeans. The issue is being called #Bendgate and many have been struck by this phenomenon.
Good news. It looks like if the bent iPhone 6 Plus units have been used in a normal way and not abused, Apple may replace those units under warranty.
The folks at TheNextWeb asked about the issue via Apple support chat and the representative said it is “100 percent up to the Genius you speak with at the store.” The Genius will first conduct a test which is called the Visual Mechanical Inspection and if it passes the test, it will be replaced under warranty, assuming that all of the guidelines are met. If not then you will have to pay for a replacement. That’s pretty good of Apple and only fair.
The representative also mentioned that they’re looking into this issue “with an insane amount of detail.”
Apple hasn’t officially made its position clear on this issue, but at least we have some word that bent iPhone 6 Plus units will be replaced as long as they were not bent by hand or abused.
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