People are now bending iPhones in Apple Stores

Nation/World
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Curiosity takes people to some weird places sometimes.

To find out whether the iPhone 6 Plus can actually bend, some are testing it out for themselves — in Apple Stores.

Two British teenagers who call themselves Kylie and Danny filmed themselves bending an iPhone 6 Plus in an Apple (AAPL, Tech30) Store to the point that the screen started to pop out of the case. They posted the video on YouTube but then quickly took it down.

The internets don’t forget, though, and the video is still available in several places online. The teens later apologized in a follow-up video.

Related: Is the iPhone 6 Plus bendable?

“I don’t even know why we did this,” Kylie said in the second video. “I take full responsibility … We know what we did was wrong.”

But he also mentioned the iPhone 6 Plus is “easy to bend — it really is. It’s not like we put hard pressure on the phone.”

Apple’s bad update worse than #BendGate.

It’s not just teenagers that are using un-purchased phones to test whether BendGate is real.

Business Insider sent a reporter to an Apple Store to try to bend an iPhone 6 Plus. A tech analyst also tweeted that he went into an AT&T store to test it out.

The BendGate controversy started last week, when Internet personality Lewis Hilsenteger posted a video showing him bend the iPhone 6 Plus with his hands. Apple said only a handful of customers have complained about bending iPhones, and Consumer Reports said the iPhone 6 Plus passed its stress test.

Notably, Hilsenteger and Consumer Reports bought the iPhones they bent.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trademark and Copyright 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

LATEST VIDEO

NEW REPORT - Wuhan Lab Leak Theory

Star Harvey 7day

NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

Simone Biles wins Bronze on Beam - Sharron Melton, Hannah Trippett

Storms stall out along coastline - Carrigan Chauvin

President Biden to address COVID-19 battle Tuesday

City of Houston mask mandate - Sharron Melton

NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

Tropics and Saharan Dust - Adam Krueger

TEMP OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST

Joseph Dames, Portland, OR on CW39 08022021 730am

Space Travel, SpaceX tourism - Sharron Melton

Athletic weather temperatures - Carrigan Chauvin

Dangerous fire weather southern California

Vaccine gift cards, Infrastructure bill latest - Sharron Melton

Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals

Rain chances in 7-Day forecast - Star Harvey

Rare cold front ahead - Adam Krueger, Carrigan Chauvin

Tropics, Sahara dust, Tokyo weather forecast - Adam Krueger

Gov. Abbott bans vaccine requirements - Sharron Melton

Popular

NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

More NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

ZIP RECRUITER

Don't Miss