By Anu Passary
Apple’s latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been creating waves since its September release raking in 10 million unit sales in the U.S. in the launch weekend itself.
However, the excitement surrounding the sleeker and improved smartphones seem to be short lived as consumers have been complaining that the device gets bent when put in the rear pocket. As “Bendgate” continues to hound Apple, rivals have left no stone unturned to mock the company.
Recently, Samsung took digs at Apple with its new advert, which shows that the durable Galaxy Note 4 does not bend. LG France too took jibes at Apple with a Bendgate joke.
“Our smartphones don’t bend, they are naturally curved 😉 #bendgate (translated),” tweeted LG France.
Now Apple too can say goodbye to its Bendgate worries as YouTube user PeripateticPandas has devised an innovative way to fix the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ bending issues. So what if the method is less than practical!
The 3 minute 49 second tutorial from PeripateticPandas takes the mickey out of Apple as it shows a laborious and not-so-practical method of fixing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The funny video shows how a drill-press is deployed to fix the niggling issue worrying users. The solution? The iPhone 6 Plus screwed on to a slab of wood to stop it from getting de-shaped!
This is not the first time PeripateticPandas have had a field day thanks to Apple. They also released a video that showed one how to fix the protruding camera lens on the iPhone 6.
Apple’s Bendgate problems have elicited some funny reactions from people. Recently, we reported that two teenagers went to an Apple store and managed to bend the iPhone 6 Plus and made a video of themselves doing it.
Apple, however, continues to deny that Bendgate issues are widespread and claims it is an “extremely rare” occurrence. However, if your iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6 is suffering from Bendgate then you can get it replaced free of charge (provided it clears the Visual Mechanical Inspection) at an Apple Store.