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Bendgate backlash: Apple claims warped iPhone 6 Plus damage is 'extremely rare'

Give this HUGE POCKET STROKER a little respect. Yes?

Apple has dismissed claims that its iPhone 6 Plus handsets have a design flaw that makes them susceptible to being warped.

The company, which has been ridiculed by its competitors over the so-called "bendgate" controversy, told the BBC that such damage was "extremely rare" when the iPhone 6 Plus is used in a normal manner.

In other words, when not deliberately bent by a big-thumbed blogger testing the durability of such a device to its limits.

"With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare and through our first six days of sale, a total of nine customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus," Cupertino told the Beeb. "As with any Apple product, if you have questions please contact Apple."

The company, which released an embiggened iPhone 6 and a supersize-me-embiggened iPhone 6 Plus earlier this month, defended its product after bloggers demonstrated this week that - with enough force pressed onto the phondleslab - the handset did appear to have been successfully warped.

Apple's newest range of devices do a good job of impolitely protruding from trouser pockets, forcing many early adopters to carry the iThings around in their bags and, y'know, miss phone calls.

But, despite that obvious setback, Cupertino said it was satisfied with the product, after it had stress-tested the durability of the anodised aluminium-wrapped phones thousands of times to simulate the effects of a fanboi carrying the device in their back pocket over the course of several years.

The official line from Apple was parroted online from a Genius drone employed by the company, when quizzed by The Register on Friday.

We learned that the iPhone 6 Plus needs a little pocket respect to keep it safe from harm. ®

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