Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were plagued with issues. If you flash back to 2014, scores of customers complained about the phones' susceptibility to bending, with the durability of the new products called into question by YouTubers and the general public alike. Shortly afterward, the scourge of "touch disease" became a problem for iPhone 6 users, with the devices' screens periodically locking. The issues reached such a fever pitch that in 2016 Apple was taken to court.
While the tech giant repeatedly insisted that its phones were assembled with the same structural integrity as their predecessors, new court documents uncovered by Motherboard suggest otherwise. According to the documents, which were made public by US District Court judge Lucy Koh, Apple "determined that the iPhone 6 was 3.3 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s […] and that the iPhone 6 Plus was 7.2 times more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s." Despite knowing this, the company brought the phone to market anyway.