Some people called it BendGate, some called it Bendghazi. Most people called it “that time when the iPhone 6 Plus bent from being kept in a pocket for too long.” Whatever you personally called it, the result was the same: Apple being trolled hard online by individuals and brands alike over the iPhone 6 Plus bending far too easily.
Apple has somewhat rejected the accusations that this is a widespread problem caused by a design flaw. It’s apparently “extremely rare” for an iPhone 6 Plus to bend under normal circumstances. But no one really cares about that when a golden opportunity to mock Apple has presented itself. Twitter went into overdrive, and we have compiled the best reactions to BendGate just for you.
Don’t Try This At Home
In fairness, the iPhone 6 Plus is easier to bend after you’ve recharged its battery in the microwave.
This refers to the fake Apple Wave feature that originated on 4chan. It claimed iOS 8 meant you could charge your iPhone using a microwave oven. You can’t. No, please don’t try it, you’ll kill your iPhone and potentially blow your house up.
There’s nothing wrong with a little bend, at least on Pringles. On iPhones, it’s a different matter entirely. As for that hashtag, each individual Pringle is a hyperbolic paraboloid, apparently. You learn something new every day.
The intonation here suggests that none of us should be surprised that things kept in pockets get bent out of shape. But a spoon is clearly a lot less stable than an iPhone. Or at least that should be the case.
If the #bendgate is true, then iPhone should hereafter be known as jphone
This is a PSA advising Apple fans to avoid keeping their MacBooks in their pockets as well. I mean, just look at that thing, it’s totally ruined, and all because some idiot decided to sit down with it in their pocket. Or perhaps not.
Ah, Bender from Futurama. Who didn’t think of him when BendGate began? He fits in surprisingly well at Apple too, although we’re guessing the rest of the executive team smokes less cigars and drinks less beer.
As one-liners go, that’s pretty impressive. Other sly digs directed towards Apple include, “Bend It Like Beckham.” The irony is that Beckham would never be seen holding an iPhone in public because Apple doesn’t pay him to do so.
You know this would have received a rapturous round of applause from the gathered masses had Tim Cook actually announced it. Even among the tech journalists, who seem to lose all notion of fair, balanced, and unbiased reporting when it comes to the launching of new Apple products.
I told you the melting thing would happen, I just didn’t realize it would happen quite so quickly.
What’s Your Favorite Reaction So Far?
We want to know what your favorite reaction to BendGate is, whether it’s included here or not.
Do you like other phone manufacturers taking the opportunity to make fun of a direct competitor? Do you appreciate brands jumping on the bandwagon for free advertising? Do you prefer the tweets from individuals who just find the whole thing hilarious? Please let us know in the comments below.