Apple plans official #bendgate comeback with new patent
It’s official, Apple is ready to revisit the bendgate controversy only the Cupertino tech company will do so by its own terms this time around.
Barely a day after LG Electronics unveiled the LG G Flex2, the iPhone maker recently filed a patent with United States Patent Office (USPO) which made references to bendable phones like Samsung’s Galaxy Round.
It isn’t clear when Apple plans to start working or actually release something based on this tech but just like the Virtual Reality machine, the company is expected to shelve the operation for some time at least.
In September 2014, a bunch of users complained of easily bending Apple iPhone 6 Plus units after a video on YouTube showed the phone deforming under pressure. However, Apple defended itself saying only 9 cases have officially been reported.