As with most iPhone issues, the recent crop of warped handsets has elbowed aside important world news. “Bendgate”, as it’s now strangely known, has seen owners of the iPhone 6 Plus and in some cases the iPhone 6 getting a new banana phone after putting it in tight jeans or their rear pockets.
Now, in a random online conversation with an Apple staff member, there’s some hope for those who’ve chosen to plonk their fat buttocks onto hundreds of pounds worth of unprotected ultra-thin aluminium technology with a glass screen on the front.
As you can see it’s up to the discretion of the “Genius” and there’ll be a “Visual Mechanical Inspection”, which we assume means that someone will be trying to figure out if you did it on purpose because you cracked the screen earlier.
Of course, this brief online chat isn’t the same as Apple admitting that something is wrong, and the company has yet to officially respond to the excited headlines in newspapers across the globe.
Meanwhile, accessory dealer Mobile Fun has decided to poke fun by offering a rolling pin as an “iPhone repair kit” should yours develop a kink one night. In my mind this could be risky, because despite the high price of the rolling pin, we mustn’t forget the sheer stupidity of the general public and the massive availability of slimy claims solicitors