Any major hardware release is always going to have its fair share of issues but the iPhone 6 Plus looked like it was worse than most when reports started to appear about handsets bending in the pockets of users.
Videos proliferated around the net and the fracas even managed to cause a significant dip in Apple stock, especially coupled with a software error in a new version of iOS 8. But the operating system has been patched and it seems the drama of 'Bendgate' has also been overstated.
Apple has confirmed that despite over 10 million sales of their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus only 9 customers have complained about a bend in the larger handset. That's a tiny fraction of a tiny fraction, and likely far lower than the assumed failure rate of a new piece of hardware.
In fact, Apple is so confident in their testing procedures they invited a group of journalists into their stress testing environment in California to see the lengths they go to to make sure each iPhone is as solid as possible. Here's a behind the scenes video.
This all adds up to a media frenzy over nothing, a story that got out of control with online outlets looking for a way to get more hits to their sites. The short version is - your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus work fine and they're not going to bend under most normal conditions. So get out and enjoy your new handset!
The Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are available now.