This guy decides to intentionally bend his iPhone because others have found their iPhone to be bent after regular use. Protip: don’t bend your phone.
John Gruber brings up a worthwhile point about all this:
Should not we be amazed that his phone didn’t snap in half under this pressure? That the glass didn’t fracture? Under pressure like this, bending but not breaking seems like an extraordinary feature.
I imagine that applying enough force to any phone would cause damage — shattered screen, cracked casing, etc. — I guess if it’s going to do anything, bending and continuing to function until I can get a replacement is the best of the lot.
If you wear extremely tight-fitting pants you should consider taking the phone out of your pocket when you sit for prolonged periods of time. You could also purchase a more rigid case to help prevent this sort of problem. And, there’s always the option of just buy looser pants.