Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus may bend substantially if put into a tight pocket for a prolonged period of time, some users claim.
A record 10-million units of the phone were sold within two days of the Friday launch, but some users have complained that their device is more fragile than they expected.
One user, Nelson Cardoz, posted a photograph of a misshapen phone on Twitter with the message: “The iPhone 6 could bend in your pocket! Haha, love you Apple.”
He told Sky News that when he contacted Apple about the problem they offered to replace his device.
A YouTube channel called Unbox Therapy uploaded a video of a man using a tight grip to bend the phone out of shape.
The bend appears to occur just below the side-mounted volume buttons.
However, website Cult Of Mac said some users reported similar complaints about the iPhone 5s, as well as Sony, Samsung, BlackBerry and HTC smartphones.
On Monday Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch was its “best ever”, and had “shattered” all previous sales records.
The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s largest ever phone, and features a 5.5-inch screen. The increased size and reduced thickness may be responsible for the bending.
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