– Xochielt Sanchez
Answer by Glyn Williams:
The press and the tech-interested public regard Apple differently than other companies.
Apple themselves behave differently. They don't follow the pack, and this irritates commentators and experts who think they know best.
As a result Apple is placed under more passionate scrutiny than any other tech company. If LG launches a flawed product, who would care? If Apple do anything less than simply amazing, people stop and point. And then make web postings about how they stopped and pointed.
Apple news of any kind generates a click frenzy. Those who like Apple will click on it. And those who hate Apple will click on it. And there are a lot of people in both camps.
So any small flaw from Apple is magnified.
The question remains is the bendability of a $1000 phablet …
a) a serious design flaw
b) a minor design flaw
c) or simply inevitable laws of physics as apply to thin metal things.
My view is that it's either b or c. And exactly which depends on what you consider to be a reasonable amount of force for a thin device to sustain.
If you personally think such a device should be very stiff, I'd advise that you go and buy another phone. This is not the product for you.
If you don't intend to use it as a seat cushion, and will be putting it in bag then you are probably going to be fine. People seem to like using it.
It looks like a very small number of people, who would never buy Apple in the first place, have nontheless decided to launch a tech-jihad around this issue. I do hope their fearless quest for justice gives them the happiness they seek.