Stories of iPhone 6 bending in user’s pockets took a dramatic direction this week when users took to popular social platforms to share their thoughts.
Apple, who recently celebrated the sale of 10 million units of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus which debuted last weekend, had the #bendgate issues to ponder about, before recently releasing a statement.
“As we add more and more features, we have to find out a way to break them before customers do. The bottom line is that if you use enough force to bend an iPhone, or any phone, it’s going to deform.” Dan Riccio, Head of Apple Engineering.
BlackBerry couldn’t resist such an opportunity to take a jab at a company which reduced its once dominant market-share to a less than one percent market-share seven years after the original iPhone debuted.
“I would challenge you guys to bend our Passport,” John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO, said at an event Wednesday in Toronto.
Chen heads the struggling BlackBerry which was on a verge of acquisition last year, before the deal fell-off. He has been given a responsibility, and that is to take BlackBerry to another level of profitability.
One of the ways Chen wishes to re-structure and actualize profitability with BlackBerry is creating products aimed at business users, which is exactly what BlackBerry Passport – a square-screened phone is designed to do.
BlackBerry reported a net loss of $207 million, for the quarter, ended August 30. During the same quarter last year, the company lost nearly $1 billion. But revenue for the most recent quarter was only $916 million, off by more than a third from the year-ago period. The shrinking losses speak to the efficiencies Chen has instituted, but the company should be concerned if revenue keeps falling.