Apple's release of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus have gone a bit awry, from endless comparison to competitors, and consumers scoffing at the seemingly outrageous size of the new “phablet,” it hasn’t been an easy week for the retailer. However, now a new wave of complaints regarding Apple’s latest installment, the iPhone 6 plus, is causing mind-bending reactions (pun intended.) Since launching and being released on Friday, a growing number of consumers have stated that their recently purchased iPhone 6 plus phones have been left bent out of shape after being stored in the pockets of their pants. Obviously a bent phone means that the shape has been left seriously altered, in addition the phone is most likely more vulnerable to bend further and eventually snap.

According to the Washington Post, the bend reports begin to appear on Sunday, a mere two days after the iPhone 6 plus release, most reports were found on MacRumors, an Apple centric website. Users, who started referring to the phenomena as “bendgate,” claimed that after less than 24 hours, the iPhone 6 plus are notably bent after being stored in pockets. While the number of actual bent iPhones seems to be a low number, the concern is growing on multiple Apple user forums. The bend problem is being attributed to the iPhone’s thin aluminum exterior, aluminum is a soft metal which means that the exterior of the phone is naturally flexible and thus when pressure is applied intentionally or unintentionally the exterior will bend and move.

According to iMore, the aluminum exterior of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus is thin, with no part of outer edge measuring more than a quarter of an inch thick. Considering this, the phone is most susceptible to bending in weak spots, specifically the volume buttons, mute switch, and camera lens. In order to avoid “bendgate,” iPhone 6 plus owners should attempt to avoid adding increased pressure to the weak spots, or the middle of the phone. Exposed by ambitious video blogger, Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy, the iPhone 6 plus can be easily bent in the middle by human hands. On Tuesday, the vlogger posted a video of himself clearly bending the smartphone rather easily when pressing in on the middle with his thumbs. Check out the video below and let us know what you think about the latest iPhone 6 plus blunder.