Now that the Bendgate uproar is subsiding (personally, I much prefer the name “Bendghazi”), I think it deserves a moment of calm reflection.
To me, the story isn’t that Apple created a sub-standard product. Because it didn’t.
The real story is that all these people were so quick to believe that Apple had screwed up in such a monumental way — and then joyfully helped blast this “news” into the public consciousness.
It all started with the notorious bending video.
Honestly, the first time I saw this, I thought it was pretty moronic. The guy’s hands are literally trembling from the force he exerts in his attempt to bend the thing.
I don’t doubt that one could bend an iPhone 6 Plus if he had a mind to. Continue reading →