It’s been a surprisingly tough week for Apple. Today it released an iOS 8 update that killed cell service and TouchID on some users’ phones and earlier this week video and photos emerged that showed that the iPhone 6 Plus is prone to bending.
It turns out metal bends when exposed to external pressure — like trying to deliberately destroy your phone or parking your butt on it all day.
“This event was off the charts”
Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us.
But whether you care about the physics of the malleability of aluminum (or alu min ium as Jony Ive says it) as it pertains to the new iPhone or not, the Internet was more than happy to jump on the #bendgate hashtag with some hilarious mockups. Here are some of our favorites:
— GADGETLOVE (@gadgetloveit) September 24, 2014
— Robin Israelson (@grapoluponape) September 24, 2014
— Omar Mohsen (@OmarMohsen04) September 24, 2014
Oh no … Don’t put your MacBooks in your back pocket either !! pic.twitter.com/GOw3sstdSA
— Ed Boon (@noobde) September 24, 2014
— Guillaume LE COZ (@guillaumelecoz) September 24, 2014
Then the brands decided to join the fun. While a shot from LG was expected because it has the LG G Flex phone, it’s clear that Kit Kat won with it’s “We don’t bend, we #break” tweet.
— LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) September 24, 2014
— KITKAT (@KITKAT) September 24, 2014
— someecards (@someecards) September 24, 2014
And of course Bender the lovable bending robot from Futurama made an appearance.
— Matteo Lallone (@iGriever) September 24, 2014
Have you seen a hilarious image, tweet or video about #bendgate? Drop it in the comments.