Apple’s new iPhones are selling like hotcakes, but it makes you wonder if it would sell more units of the iPhone 6 Plus if it wasn’t plagued with the “bendgate” issue. The bengate fiasco revealed that it only takes a small amount of pressure to bend the iPhone 6 Plus. If a doctor’s findings are to be believed, it seems the Cupertino firm has addressed the issue.
On Reddit, user doctorkuddles (apparently he is a real doctor) writes:
Edit: sorry for the misspelled title, I’m on mobile.
I can’t prove anything. I can only look at my iPhone 6 plus I got yesterday, and the 6 plus my wife got on September 20th. We have identical phones minus the gb size (I have 128gb, she has the 16gb) Both are space gray. I started looking at both phones closely. First difference I noticed is the smoothness on the week 1 phone compared to the week 6 (?) phone. Completely softer and smoother. The second difference I noted was when I started tapping (‘flicking’) the back and sides of both phones. Right where the previous ‘bends’ were in previous 6 pluses (above and below the volume rocker), there is a night and day difference in sound.
I went as far as putting on a stethoscope and listening. Without a doubt, the new 6 plus (the one I got yesterday) sounds much more dull toned, indicating to me it’s more solid than my wife’s week 1 phone. Her phone had a lot more percussion sound, indicating that area was previously hollow.
I tried using my microscope to see if I could look through the cracks of the volume buttons to see if I could notice any changes. All I can see is that there is a red colored object placed in the volume down button crank (opening) on the week 6 iPhone 6 plus (seen @ 60x, with an led light). There was nothing I could see on the week 1 phone.
I measured both in all angles, and their identical in size. I weighed both, and my 6 plus is 21 grams heavier.. (128gb versus 16gb?) I just don’t see the memory being that much heavier.
Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions on this? I don’t have any more equipment to perform further testing on the 2, but they definitely feel, weigh, and sound different. Does anyone have a week 1 and week 6 iPhone 6 plus that could help confirm this?
The doctor has sent his findings to repair experts at iFixit, and Phones LTD will update the story once more conclusive evidence has been gathered.