When Apple slips up, consumers and competitors alike just can't help but enjoy some major schadenfreude. Although #BendGate has not been nearly as much of an issue as the botched iOS 8.0.1 update that caused network connectivity and Touch ID malfunctions, it has produced some pretty hilarious reactions.
There were those who tried to seek the truth:
I JUST SAW SOME DUDE TRYING TO BEND AN IPHONE 6+ THAT WAS ON DISPLAY AT WALMART LMFAO #BendGate
— tony (@supremecam) September 28, 2014
— Samuel Gibbs (@SamuelGibbs) September 25, 2014
2007: Will it blend? 2014: Will it bend? A nice encapsulation of how the iPhone has evolved.
— Ben Thompson (@monkbent) September 24, 2014
There were those who tried to find the solutions:
— Elleluminati Agent (@Wryyydiculous) September 28, 2014
— John Biehler (@JohnBiehler) September 27, 2014
— anthony snitzer (@anthonysnitzer) September 24, 2014
There were those who just enjoyed the free social media marketing opportunity:
— Bjarne P Tveskov ツ (@tveskov) September 25, 2014
— LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) September 24, 2014
— KITKAT (@KITKAT) September 24, 2014
Although Apple has stated that the iPhone is not prone to bending and that only a few customers have actually come forward with bent devices, this clearly hasn't stopped the Internet from taking advantage of this rare #AppleFail.