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Although #BendGate has not been nearly as much of an issue as the botched iOS 8.0.1 update that caused network connectivity and Touch ID malfunctions, it has produced some pretty hilarious reactions.
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When Apple slips up, consumers and competitors alike just can't help but enjoy some major schadenfreude. Although #BendGate has not been nearly as much of an issue as the botched iOS 8.0.1 update that caused network connectivity and Touch ID malfunctions, it has produced some pretty hilarious reactions.

There were those who tried to seek the truth:

I JUST SAW SOME DUDE TRYING TO BEND AN IPHONE 6+ THAT WAS ON DISPLAY AT WALMART LMFAO #BendGate

— tony (@supremecam) September 28, 2014

Look at the strain on his face while trying to bend that iPhone 6 http://t.co/q7d7pQNJm9 pic.twitter.com/lL2QFkyzEt

— Samuel Gibbs (@SamuelGibbs) September 25, 2014

There were those who tried to find the solutions:

There were those who just enjoyed the free social media marketing opportunity:

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Although Apple has stated that the iPhone is not prone to bending and that only a few customers have actually come forward with bent devices, this clearly hasn't stopped the Internet from taking advantage of this rare #AppleFail.