Yawn - bendgate

 Maybe we should go back to this type of phone and we wouldn't have to read daft reports on people sitting on their phones......

Maybe we should go back to this type of phone and we wouldn't have to read daft reports on people sitting on their phones......

 

 
Over the past week I received many jokes from Android users about Bendgate. Nearly every phone marker chimed in with their own unoriginal bending jokes, tweets, ads, and musings. Mainstream media picked the story up and ran with it.  Curiously all of these reports were missing something - evidence.  No one bothered to take a step back and think about this whole debacle for a second and actually see if their iPhones were bending. I suspect one issue is there weren’t many iPhone 6 Plus units out there in the wild to even observe possible bending.

From AAPLOrchard

 

I'm tired of hearing this 'joke' about the latest iPhone. I'm in the hunt for a few phone at present, and rationally, my thoughts tell me that if you sit on almost any phone you're asking for trouble. Would you sit on your laptop? No, because you'd damage it - a smartphone is just a small laptop so don't sit on it!

As an aside, comparing a smartphone to a laptop, I like the tweet below. Amazing times we live in:

I'm struggling to get my head around the idea that my current Macbook Pro will be outperformed by a phone in less than 4 years........

 

Neal McQuaid