Stop Bending the Apple Store's iPhones
In the wake of the uproar that followed last week's purported iPhone 6 Plus pliability problem, some people have apparently taken it upon themselves to go into Apple Stores and bend iPhones. And while it pains us that this even needs to be said, guys, please: Breaking private property doesn't prove anything. Except that you're an asshole.
The most notable case of bandit benders so far comes in the form of a couple of British teens, who tried to stick it to the man by breaking wildly expensive smartphones that they did not pay for. As the Daily Dot notes, in the five-minute video the pair posted online, the kids not only recorded themselves breaking thousands of dollars worth of hardware for all the internet to see, but they round it all off with a solid "I don't even care to be honest, because it's Apple's fault." Except that no, it's not.
Im about to go to the Apple Store and try and bend the iPhone 6*
- Atlas (@ooAtlas) September 24, 2014
Apple itself acknowledges
But they're kids, you might say. Kids make mistakes. They sure do! And hopefully these particular teens have been publicly shamed enough that they'll at least make their criminal activity less absurdly indictable in the future. But it's not just kids that are doing this. Full-grown, literate, presumably mentally sound adults are walking into Apple Stores, bending iPhone 6 Plus floor models, and sharing their abuse of private property under the pretext that this somehow validates people's complaints.
Just stopped in an AT&T store to try and bend a 6+. You have to be kidding me. That is not bendable. $AAPL
- Walter Piecyk (@WaltBTIG) September 26, 2014
Why are you doing this? What is there to prove? Apple has received at least 9 official complaints
So please, stop going into Apple Stores to break the iPhones. And for god's sake, don't put it on the internet if you do.