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Alarmed customers find out the iPhone 6 Plus can bend in your pocket

Unlike some curved smartphones, the iPhone 6 Plus isn't supposed to be bendable. A number of its early adapters, however, found out the hard way how easy it is to bend their new iPhones out of shape.

Some iPhone 6 Plus owners took to the MacRumors forum to report on the strange forms their new phones had taken after spending some time in their pockets. But while many of the owners whose phones became bent were quick to blame Apple for a structural flaw, others don't see the bends as a big deal. "Considering the device is just over a quarter-inch thick and made largely of aluminum, a flexible metal, the fact this jumbo iPhone will bend when great pressure is placed on it for extended periods is a bit of a well, duh," Christina Bonnington at Wired notes, adding that some iPhone 5s and iPads can also be bent.

You should probably avoid putting your iPhone 6 into your pockets to be safe, though — Bonnington adds that batteries and display screens "are not meant to bend," so it may be easier than you think to damage your device. And for proof of just how easy it is to bend your iPhone out of shape, check out this video of a guy bending his iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands. --Meghan DeMaria