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    Hey all

    As most of you might not know. I had to exchange my iPhone 5s for a new one. The previous device had a slight bend to it around the volume buttons. Causing the screen to become loose on that end as well.

    I normally pocket the device front left or right. But I have tried all kinda of cases. But mostly been using the tech armor case from Spigen. And took it off the other day to clean and that's when I noticed the bend and screen deprecation. Apple replaced it. No question asked. But now I am gun shy on what to use.

    So my question to you all. What cases do you suggest? What is working best for you?

    I have considered an Otterbox again. To hopefully not allow a bend to happen to this new device.

    I am sure most of you do t use anything and have not seen this happen to your device.

    So what ya think?
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    WoW I have never heard of this happening to anyone's phone...at least around here by me. This is definately a first. As far as cases go, when I used my 4S regardless of the gazillion cases I had, when I did use a case I was always happy with Speck candyshells. Now having my 5C, one of my kids got me a Speck candyshell grip and I really like it !!

    So, I'd suggest Speck candyshells.....and if the bulkiness of a case doesn't hinder you putting in your front pocket I'd suggest the OB defender, or if Griffin makes the Survivor for the 5S I'd suggest that too.
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    Thanks for the heads up, I will stay away from that one. I really don't like cases, but its a must. The best one for me, so far has been LifeProof.
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    I like the Apple leather case. But I am considering a NuGuard KX for a little more protection.

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    I like my apple leather case
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    Thanks all

    What is crazy about all this. Was it slight pressure on my leg that triggered the slight bend?

    With a case in. Yes cases flex etc. but maybe something more rigid?

    Amazing with more and more people pocketing devices. You would think it would be happening more. Even people putting the device in their back pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    Thanks all

    What is crazy about all this. Was it slight pressure on my leg that triggered the slight bend?

    With a case in. Yes cases flex etc. but maybe something more rigid?

    Amazing with more and more people pocketing devices. You would think it would be happening more. Even people putting the device in their back pocket.
    MR has a few posts of this happening with the iPhone 5. I also read about the 5S having this problem too here: I can see it happening with the 5S too since both phones are made up of the same parts. I think the option of a non flex case is your best bet for eliminating this problem in the future. I've used Speck CandyShell cases on my 5 and 5S, and I think they are strong enough to prevent this while eliminating the bulk that come with some other strong type cases. Also, the new Speck CandyShell cases come with front faceplate protectors that you can try....
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    That's wild.


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    Figured I would load up some pictures to show you all the slight bend and screen separation.

    Again Apple is aware of the problem and will exchange with out question.
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    Wow first time.. Guess this phone was defected when it was being made
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    Glad I got AC plus cause I'll take it back every month for 2 years if it bends.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    Thanks all

    What is crazy about all this. Was it slight pressure on my leg that triggered the slight bend?

    With a case in. Yes cases flex etc. but maybe something more rigid?

    Amazing with more and more people pocketing devices. You would think it would be happening more. Even people putting the device in their back pocket.
    It is quite crazy indeed !! It does make you wonder what caused it....and considering you had a case on it you would think that would help keep it from "flexing" or bending the wrong way.
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    Looks like several millimeters bend at minimum. Glad Apple is stepping up on this.

    Maybe cases like Element or similar with rigid frames are a way to minimize risk.
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    I commonly switch from the sgp tough armor, otterbox defender and diztronic case depending on what I'm doing
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    I'm rocking the Apple leather case and it's been nice. Dunno if it would be all that protective, though.


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    The bent iPhone 5 is very common and Apple at first tried to deny many users. But eventually came around after the numerous complaints. The bend occurs at the volume button area. I haven't seen as many reports on the new 5s models, but def saw a lot of the first iPhone 5.
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    Figured I would load up some pictures to show you all the slight bend and screen separation.

    Again Apple is aware of the problem and will exchange with out question.
    Thanks for sharing the pics it made it easier to believe but seems hard to imagine it happening but thin has it's drawbacks I guess

    My girlfriend sticks her i4 in her tight jeans back pocket and sits all over the place but being thicker and smaller it hasn't been an issue


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    Google bent iPhone 5 and you'll see plenty of posts about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by kataran View Post
    Thanks for sharing the pics it made it easier to believe but seems hard to imagine it happening but thin has it's drawbacks I guess

    My girlfriend sticks her i4 in her tight jeans back pocket and sits all over the place but being thicker and smaller it hasn't been an issue


    Sent from my iPhone 5
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    I use iskin case for all the model i had. 😄


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    A guy at work has a work 4 and his is bent from changing cases.

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    I got one of these from someone who seems like a reputable dealer who claimed that it came bent from the factory but Apple refused to replace it for them.
    It was bent around the volume button and the glass on the top was coming out of the frame.

    I brought it to the Apple store in its box with the plastic screens still covering the phone and Apple replaced it for me. I did not have it activated at the time and there were zero calls from the previous owner who merely said he activated it and brought it straight to Apple. There were no signs of use on the phone (the screen was clear). The phone was new by the time I exchanged it (about 3 weeks old).

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