Apple addresses Bend-gate

Screen shot by CNET

Apple released a statement today to address the "Bend-gate," as a number of iPhone 6 Plus users have reported that their phones can bend under pressure, for instance from being carried around in a pocket.

Some users have complained about the issue on MacRumors forums and Twitter, while a reviewer demonstrated how easy it is to bend an iPhone 6 Plus in this video:

Apple tried to respond to the criticism by releasing a statement Thursday:

"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," the company said.

Here is the full statement:

"Our iPhones are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a precision engineered unibody enclosure constructed from machining a custom grade of 6000 series anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength. They also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high stress locations and use the strongest glass in the smartphone industry. We chose these high-quality materials and construction very carefully for their strength and durability. We also perform rigorous tests throughout the entire development cycle including 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and user studies. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus meet or exceed all of our high quality standards to endure everyday, real life use.

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. As with any Apple product, if you have questions please contact Apple."