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LG joins iPhone 6 bendgate bashing

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LG G Flex
LG has used the G Flex to mock the bendy iPhone

LG has waded in to the iPhone 6 bendgate debate, taking to Twitter to mock the issues with Apple’s latest phone.

With a number of early iPhone 6 Plus owners reporting their new handsets are bending and distorting when carried in their trouser pockets, LG has become the latest company to take the opportunity to mock its market-leading rival.

Using its official Twitter feed to get its dig in, LG tweeted the message “#bedgate ??? #GFlex”. The comment was accompanied by a particularly bendy picture of its own intentionally flexible phone, the LG G Flex.

Not alone in its Apple berating, LG’s teasing follows mocking comments made earlier today by BlackBerry CEO John Chen in regards to Apple’s iPhone 6 woes.

Launching the company’s latest phone, the BlackBerry Passport, Chen teased Apple’s misfortunes, stating: “I challenge you to try bend our Passport.”

Following the phone’s release last Friday, September 19, a number of complaints have surfaced around the iPhone 6 bending when carried in pockets.

According to early adopter, many of whom have posted images of their misshapen phones, the iPhone 6 Plus distorts when put only moderate amounts of pressure.

Taking to Apple forums, one owner, dubbed ‘hanzoh’ explained how their iPhone 6 Plus came to be warped.

They stated: “Yesterday, I left at 10am with the iPhone in my left front pocket of my suit pants. I drove 4 hours to a wedding, which also involved a lot of sitting during dinner etc but also 2-3 hours of dancing.

“I left at 2am and went to bed, driving home 4 hours back. So in total, the 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mostly. As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive (yes, sitting again), I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhone slightly distorted.”

Despite complaints from consumers and mocking from its rivals, Apple has yet to formally comment on the claimed iPhone 6 problems.

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Kif12345

September 25, 2014, 11:47 am

Good for them. People need to know that Apple is selling unfinished and a none tested phone to the public for $600-$700...

Webster Westward

September 27, 2014, 12:12 am

If I was in charge at LG or Blackberry, I would get involved and poke
fun
too. No one ever thinks about LG or Blackberry as phone makers. Makes
sense to get some media attention via Apple. Samsung does it all the
time.
#Haters

Webster Westward

September 27, 2014, 12:13 am

Right. Apple doesn't test their devices. 9 people out of how many millions. Wow, what a percentage. You must be right. lol.

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