There are still some stories worth mentioning as Bendgate continues. It appears that Apple officials in Germany have now decided to boycott a magazine for conducting a bend test and posting the video on YouTube. The video by Computer Bild shows two presentors demonstrating how easy it is to bend the iPhone 6 Plus, and has over 500,000 views.
Someone from the PR department of Apple Germany then contacted the editor of the magazine and informed them that they would no longer be receiving any devices for testing purposes or invites to future events. No explanation was given, but it has prompted the magazine to publish an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, calling out the company for the “lack of respect” shown by Apple.
Apple has not responded to the letter, which was also emailed directly to Cook. It is unusual for Apple to take such a line with publications as the company has traditionally chosen to remain silent and distant from the media – at least publically. Germany is one of the largest economies in Europe, and it is puzzling why this sort of action has been taken. Although it could be because the video in question was a direct bend test against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3…which didn’t bend.
[Source: Computer Bild]