Uri Geller on 'Bendgate': Mind Powers Cause iPhone 6 to Bend

Famed Israeli mystic and spoon-bender has his own theories on the bendy new iPhone model. Hint: he doesn't blame Apple's product development.

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A bendy iPhone 6.
A bendy iPhone 6. Credit: Hereisthecity.com

Israeli mystic Uri Geller, famous for bending spoons, has chimed in on why owners of the latest iPhone model have found it bends in their pocket.

Two new Apple products hit speed bumps Wednesday: iPhone 6 Plus buyers discovered their phones can bend when placed in back pockets, and the company pulled its latest mobile operating system after reports of dropped cellular service.

“There are two possible explanations,” Uri Geller said, according to a report by MarketWatch.

“Either the phone is so seriously thin and flimsy that it is bendable with mere physical force, which I cannot believe given the extensive tests Apple would have done. Or — and this is far more plausible — somehow the energy and excitement of the 10 million people who purchased iPhones has awakened their mind powers and caused the phones to bend.”

Not only did Geller offer his explanations for what witty netizens have dubbed "Bendgate," he also offered Apple his services as a spokesman.

"I urge Apple to hire me to explain to the world that this is not the company’s fault at all," he said.  “I don’t own an iPhone 6 — I’m loyal to my BlackBerry and would never change — but if I did I have no doubt I could bend it with my mind.”

Geller told MarketWatch he has bent phones before. “I’ve bent my old BlackBerrys before — I’ll send you a picture to prove it,” he said. Still, this will probably provide little comfort for the millions who queued up for their iPhone 6, only to find it bent out of shape in their pocket. 

"Bendgate" is a reminder of 2010's "antennagate," when iPhone 4 users reported a design flaw that caused dropped calls.

Israeli psychic Uri Geller poses with a spoon which he bent for photographers in Cologne January 6, 2008. Credit: Reuters