Foxconn CEO Claims There is No Issue With Bendy iPhones

By Tom Pritchard on at

There have been a lot of explanations for the apparent problem of iPhone 6 Pluses bending on their own. Apple originally stated that it was due to people manhandling their phones, and renowned bender Uri Geller claims it was because of 'mind powers'. But Terry Gou, CEO of Foxconn, claims that it's just a "distorted view of reality", one that is "created by competitors".

News footage also has Gou asking "how can a phone bend?", suggesting that the iPhone 6 isn't going to bend unless someone or something applies enough external force. He also criticised media outlets who took the time to bend iPhones with their bare hands, saying "hands are made to shake hands, not for bending."

For those of you who don't know, Foxconn is responsible for manufacturing a large number of Apple products, including the iPhone 6 Plus. Obviously the CEO doesn't want an entire shitstorm to fall down on him, but to dismiss the issue so easily doesn't really help things.

While the problem has no doubt been over-exaggerated by the internet, I'm of the opinion that you shouldn't really be able to bend your phone with your bare hands. Well, unless you're the Hulk or something. [Slashgear]