Why is the HTC "not comparable"? CR tests show it has more bendy than any other phone they tested, and users experienced actual bending of it months ago (google "m8 bent") You just decided it wasn't comparable because it ruins your crazy idea that Apple is at fault and everyone else with the same issue is excused because they aren't Apple.
So somehow "Apple dropped the ball", not HTC despite also selling a bendy phone for months. The iPhone 6 is not "notorious for bending in people's pockets". There are a few scattered reports that received an undue amount of attention because it was Apple, while the same scattered reports for the M8 received no press attention whatsoever. Plus one guy made a video of bending it by hand that was later demonstrated to be faked (hint: look at the time on the phone throughout the video)