Apple has been hit by #Bendgate and other companies are trying to cash in. The Internet brouhaha started when users began posting photos of their new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones bent out of shape — reportedly when they simply sat down with the phones in their front pants pockets. (In a touch of Applenfreude, some of the bending was blamed on the excessively skinny jeans of iPhone owners). A video was released of a reviewer bending his iPhone 6 Plus — which costs $749 without a contract — with his hands. It didn't take long for rival companies to start dissing Apple, like BlackBerry CEO John Chen. “I would challenge you guys to bend our Passport," he said on Wednesday at the launch of the BlackBerry Passport. The jokes have also been flying on Twitter from brands such as LG and KitKat, which, coincidentally, is what the latest version of Android is called.
Apple's woes continued on Wednesday when it was forced to pull its iOS 8.0.1 software update after reports that users couldn't get cell service.
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