Bendgate is back in the news and this time, court documents show that Apple was experiencing structural problems with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus before the release.
Apple's own tests revealed that handsets could have a bending problem. structural strength despite widespread customer complaints about frozen or unrespsive touch screens. As the complaints accumulated, Apple quietly corrected the defect, the documents show.
The News Site Motherboard broke the story Thursday after the US District Court released documents in an otherwise closed class acti lawsuit that accuses Apple of misleading customers.
Apple was forced to submit test reports in the case.
"Highlighting the point, e of the major ccerns identified by Apple prior to the launch of iPhones was that they were" likely to bend more easily compared to previous generatis, "writes Judge Lucy Koh. in a review .. The full review is published with the story Motherboard
Apple blamed bending phes dropped in November 2017, but replaced defective phes for $ 149. The company never admitted to having structural problems or even reinforced other phes.
"After an internal investigati, Apple determined that an under-use was necessary to resolve the problems caused by default. As the plaintiffs explain, "the underfill is an epoxy encapsulati bead that is placed a circuit chip to reinforce its attachment to the card's substrate in order to stiffen the chip." 39, surrounding assembly ….