The Annual Short-Lived iPhone Controversy

Posted by Matt Birchler
— 1 min read

A new iPhone is out and of course we have bend tests hitting YouTube as everyone tries their best to recapture the 67 million views that Unbox Therapy got last year. All tests I've seen indicate that the new iPhones are much stronger than lady year's models. Yay, Bendgate is finally over!

But wait a second, when was the last time you heard someone complaining that their iPhone bent in their pocket? Maybe an Apple Store employee will correct me, but I can’t imagine there are many people bringing in bent iPhones to be replaced. A quick Google search for “iPhone 6 Plus bend” brings up a front page full of articles from October 2014.

I’m sure there will be some sort of “gate” controversy for the new iPhones, but as we slog through it on social media and blog posts over the next few weeks, it’s good to remember how short-lived and overblown most of these controversies are.