It seems that the controversial case of “Bendgate” it is still giving its last throes. For those who do not remember, it was one of the most controversial cases in the world of telephony, since high-priced devices such as Iphone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus they bent easily enough causing screen failures or becoming unusable. Getting a folded iPhone 6 was simple, and although Apple at all times denied the facts, new documents have appeared that prove otherwise.
Apple broke with its tradition of 4 inches with these new models, which meant making smartphones taller and narrower. Everything indicates that their lack of experience in making bigger smartphones took their toll despite using 7000 grade aluminum in their new creations. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus measured 4.7 and 5.5 inches , and this extra size came “big”, never better, said, to Apple’s engineers.
It turns out that Apple knew very well that their new phones were much more likely to bend than the iPhone 5, in particular until 3.3 times more than him iPhone 5 in the case of Iphone 6, And till 7.2 times more in the case of iPhone 6 Plus.
This has been revealed by judicial documents partially shown that have appeared as a result of a lawsuit filed against the company. Apple was silent and denied everything even after the numerous complaints, but his lack of ethics did not stop there.
And is that internal tests of the company They showed how one of their main concerns was that the sixth generation of Apple dubbed much more easily than the iPhone 5, and so the judge of the US District Court has affirmed, Lucy Koh
Apple went on to say that users were exaggerating and that the screen problems associated with a folded iPhone 6 were not as numerous as it was intended to be believed. The fact is that at that time it was quite rare that Apple reduced the cost of changing the screen from $ 349 to the $ 149 in an official “Multi-Touch Repair” program.
And is that Apple is not given to lower prices, and less when it is assumed that a device has no recognized problem; so that back then everything pointed to the possibility of staying with a folded iPhone 6 was quite high.
Moreover, sources outside the company came to say that the greatest degree of flexibility of these devices exerted a Additional pressure on the IC Touch chip that connected the capacitive touch screen with the motherboard, which led to problems with the touch of the screen or a malfunctioning of the same.
One of the most scandalous evidence of this problem is that Apple, after 18 months of sales, began to add a epoxy reinforcement between the aforementioned chip and the motherboard underlying it with the intention of solving the problem, although the solution proved not to be enough, since the iPhone 6 continued to present failures.
To this day Apple continues to deny the facts and the judge who takes the case has not declared the resolution as official , so the plaintiffs have already claimed that they will appeal the resolution until justice is served. We will inform you of the news of the case.