There are diverging opinions on whether the new Aluminum body of the iPhone 6 is prone to bend or warp when carried in trousers. There have been some complaints about the iPhone 6 handsets being bent when kept in the pocket.
Several consumers have posted pictures on a well known techno site which appears to show the problem.
It is not clear if the new Aluminum shell which has been used by Apple is the cause of this problem and vulnerability. The claims have been featured prominently across tech blogs and the fourth estate which included the Independent, the Washington Post, India Today and the Sydney Morning Herald. Twitter users have also hit the web in a big way with thousands of comments using the hashtag Bentgate. Experts are already asking Apple to investigate the complaints and issue a statement.
Most experts are however of the opinion that it could be a isolated case of a faulty batch. However, they are insisting that Apple should acknowledge the problem rather than pushing the dirt under the carpet.
Most experts opine that there is nothing for Apple to respond. It all boils down to one point- How people used their smartphones? Smartphones of any size and shape are not designed to be kept in the pant pocket.
But Chris Green, principal technology analyst at the advisory service Davies Murphy Group, thought that Apple should take a different tack. The urge to get thinner and lighter devices means you will be sacrificing the robustness of your device. Smartphones of the recent generation are much more complex but equally fragile. So it is reckless to put a £700 smartphone in your pocket.
Apple is going to the town proclaiming the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as the thinnest phones from the Cupertino Giant.