All the phones we tested showed themselves to be pretty tough. The
iPhone 6 Plus, the more robust of the new iPhones in our testing,
started to deform when we reached 90 pounds of force, and came
apart with 110 pounds of force. With those numbers, it slightly
outperformed the HTC One (which is largely regarded as a sturdy,
solid phone), as well as the smaller iPhone 6, yet underperformed
some other smart phones. […]
Below you can see the pictures of the smart phone carnage, but
bear in mind that it took significant force to do this kind of
damage to all these phones. While nothing is (evidently)
indestructible, we expect that any of these phones should stand up
to typical use.
Consumer Reports is the outfit that made Antennagate a thing. If anything, their reputation is such that you’d expect them to fan the flames on this, not extinguish them. They’re saying the iPhone 6 Plus is even more bend-resistant than the regular 6. This should put an end to Bendgate — but it won’t, because in the minds of the deranged, the new iPhones bend like a chocolate bar left out in the sun.