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Stale, sad “Gluteus Maximus’ is Samsung’s latest attempt at bringing down Apple

Oct 3 2014 8:17am CDT | Source: App Advice

When was the last time you saw a Samsung ad that didnt criticize the competition? I dont remember either.Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Endures theGluteus Maximus is Samsungs latest attempt at scoring some cheap points against Apple. The target this time is the iPhone 6 Plus and Bendgate.Take a look:Normally, I find Samsung ads witty even when they are off the mark. There is little to laugh about here.As Consumer Reports has proven, aiPhone 6 Plus is verydifficult to bend, despite what some h ...
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Steve Jobs built a FUD deflector shield for Apple

Sep 30 2014 11:28am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “It all started with the notorious bending video. Honestly, the first time I saw this, I thought it was pretty moronic. The guy’s hands are literally trembling from the force he exerts in his attempt to bend the thing,” Ken Segall writes for Observato ...
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TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-29

Sep 29 2014 12:51pm CDT | Source: The Mac Observer

The bendy iPhone 6 thing is a big enough deal that even Consumer Reports is weighing in on the action. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about CR's findings and how much of an issue they think the bendable smartphone thing really is, plus they they share ...
Full article at: The Mac Observer


iPhone 6 Plus not so Bendy After All, Says Consumer Reports

Sep 29 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: The Mac Observer

Just how bendable is the iPhone 6 Plus? Consumer Reports says not very, and that smartphones from Apple's competitors are actually easier to bend. The independent product testing company pitted both new iPhone 6 models against smartphones from Samsung LG, and HTC and found the competition flexed and deformed easier, which sits in contrast to online videos claiming to show an iPhone 6 Plus bending in someone's hands.The Mac Observer Spin: If you re ...
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Consumer Reports agrees with Apple: Bendgate is ‘overblown’

Sep 27 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

With Bendgate causing some worrywarts to question the structural integrity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Consumer Reports set out to answer the question: “How much force does it take for a p ...
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Consumer Reports iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Bend Test

Sep 27 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Daring Fireball

Consumer Reports: 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. Consumer Reports is th ...
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Consumer Reports bend tests show the iPhone 6 Plus is stronger than the iPhone 6

Sep 27 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: TUAW

In what is likely the end of #Bendgate, Consumers Reports on Friday published the results of its bend tests that compared the iPhone 6 Plus with the iPhone 6 and several competing phones. According to Consumer R ...
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New Consumer Reports Testing Video Proves Unboxed Therapy's testing to be Bogus

Sep 27 2014 9:37am CDT | Source: Patently Apple

Yesterday we reported that Apple went out of their way to show the world the extensive stress testing that they did for the iPhone 6 Plus by inviting a CNBC crew in to film the testing process the phones underwent before giving Foxconn the go ahead to start producing the iPhone 6 Plus. Now an independent test has been published by Consumer Reports as noted in our video above. The iPhone 6 Plus actually fared much better than the 4.7 inch iPhone which proves that t ...
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Here’s proof that the iPhone 6 ‘Bendgate’ controversy is blown way out of proportion

Sep 27 2014 1:26am CDT | Source: App Advice

Amid the so-called “Bendgate” controversy surrounding Apple’s new smartphones, Consumer Reports has chimed in with its take on the issue questioning the durability of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.Yesterday, Apple responded to the issue with an official statement saying that only nine customers had contacted it with bent iPhone 6 Plus units and that its handsets had been subjected to rigorous tests. The company also gave a press tou ...
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