1. Art H's Avatar
    Not me. I’ve had my 6 Plus for almost a week, and I use it and carry it exactly like I have always carried my cell phone - from my Motorola StarTac through various other dumb phones, to BlackBerry to iPhone. I carry them in my back pocket. I take it out of my pocket before I sit down. Always have. Always will. No changes necessary.

    There are an extremely limited number of "reports" of this issue. The naysayers are busy beating the drums to make it sound like a widespread issue that every iPhone 6 Plus owner is experiencing. I call B.S.
    I want to read more posts like this one. It suggests that even after not making any adjustments to his previous phone carrying habits, his iPhone 6 plus is no worse for wear. Though I wouldn't carry a cell phone this large in my back pocket I don't want to change the way I live to suit my phone. I want my phone to suit the way I live. Or at least not be a burden to how I fundamentally go about my every day life.
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    09-24-2014 06:19 PM
  2. Bias reduX's Avatar
    The few stories I have heard of this seem fishy. A guy in suit pants get home and its bent like that? Its not something that just magically happens, the video of someone intentionally doing it put it under a lot of pressure.

    I would also like to note that the HTC M8 was warping/bending issues as well. Most phones probably wouldn't stand up to pressure from bending it either, its actually pretty cool that the Galaxy Note 3 does, but its not a deal breaker in anyway.
    09-24-2014 06:20 PM
  3. falconeight's Avatar
    No, just put design on apple part. They could have avoided this by reinforcing the frame. But when all they care spot is being super thin, this is what happens.
    The guy used extreme force to bend it. Let me punch a plastic phone to see what happens.
    09-24-2014 06:20 PM
  4. jdhooghe's Avatar
    I guess the majority of us and apple too had too much faith in humanity and should have slapped a warning on a box like 'Murica needs.
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    09-24-2014 06:23 PM
  5. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Not me. Ive had my 6 Plus for almost a week, and I use it and carry it exactly like I have always carried my cell phone - from my Motorola StarTac through various other dumb phones, to BlackBerry to iPhone. I carry them in my back pocket. I take it out of my pocket before I sit down. Always have. Always will. No changes necessary.

    There are an extremely limited number of "reports" of this issue. The naysayers are busy beating the drums to make it sound like a widespread issue that every iPhone 6 Plus owner is experiencing. I call B.S.
    Nobody said every owner is experiencing it.

    People are saying that it can and has happened. They've explained how they used it while it happened. I provided links for one such case.

    Others are acting like the problem doesn't exist at all.
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    09-24-2014 06:25 PM
  6. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    The guy used extreme force to bend it. Let me punch a plastic phone to see what happens.
    The guy in the links I posted didn't use extreme force.
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    09-24-2014 06:27 PM
  7. jdhooghe's Avatar
    And source: I have spent 11 years in physics and am in my last year for a PhD. I have spent many many years teaching people about torque and forces. Apparently people don't take physics seriously enough if we have to keep explaining this and hoping it sticks :/ At least people will be cancelling their order and I can get mine sooner
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    09-24-2014 06:28 PM
  8. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I guess the majority of us and apple too had too much faith in humanity and should have slapped a warning on a box like 'Murica needs.
    I'm not even sure what that means.

    "people are using it wrong"? Sounds like what was said with the antenna issues on the 4. That went over well.....
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    09-24-2014 06:30 PM
  9. HankAZ's Avatar
    There is a problem. People will need to adjust the way they use their phone around the device instead of the device fitting their use case. Some will be more than ok with that, and others won't.
    Nobody said every owner is experiencing it.
    No, you didn’t say every owner was experiencing it. But you DID say that "[p]eople will need to adjust the way they use their phone...". I am here to tell you that they don’t. I am still calling B.S.

    And I will make one slight correction to my previous statement in the interest of "full disclosure": though I do carry the iPhone 6 Plus exactly as I have other cell phones, I do occasionally carry it in the pocket of my cargo shorts. But it’s always in one of those pockets unless I am sitting down, or in bed for the night.
    09-24-2014 06:31 PM
  10. cbobb123's Avatar
    And source: I have spent 11 years in physics and am in my last year for a PhD. I have spent many many years teaching people about torque and forces. Apparently people don't take physics seriously enough if we have to keep explaining this and hoping it sticks :/ At least people will be cancelling their order and I can get mine sooner
    This makes no sense....
    09-24-2014 06:34 PM
  11. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    No, you didnt say every owner was experiencing it. But you DID say that "[p]eople will need to adjust the way they use their phone...". I am here to tell you that they dont. I am still calling B.S.

    And I will make one slight correction to my previous statement in the interest of "full disclosure": though I do carry the iPhone 6 Plus exactly as I have other cell phones, I do occasionally carry it in the pocket of my cargo shorts. But its always in one of those pockets unless I am sitting down, or in bed for the night.
    I should have put "some" at the beginning of that sentence. My fault.
    09-24-2014 06:39 PM
  12. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    This makes no sense....
    Sure it does. They're qualified to talk about physics.
    09-24-2014 06:39 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    You missed the entire point that I was making. But let's go with your train of thought. A very small minority of people ever have a problem with their phone, whatever phone that may be. I guess that would mean those problems don't exist either or aren't a concern either right?


    I'm guessing you didn't click the links I posted. Please correct me if I'm wrong about that.
    I'm not at all suggesting that it's not a problem. Of course someone bending their iPhone is a problem.

    It's the few cases that I've seen escalate online that make me say it's not this widespread problem that others are making it out to be.

    Some dipcrap has something happen to him, he posts it on the internet, to which others supposedly have the same problem. I don't know how many 6 Pluses were sold out of the 10 million that Apple claimed. But you'd think if it was that widespread a problem it would surface even more. So far it hasn't.

    I clicked your links. You're giving me evidence of case by case scenario of people on the internet who are making these claims. That quantifies as few.

    I think it was either Phil or Jerry over at AC that made that post the other day about how many times the HTC One M8 slipped out of their hand because it didn't have a case. My father owns the same phone and doesn't use a case either. It doesn't slip out of his hand as much as it may other's hands. It doesn't mean that just because it's a problem that it should cause all this commotion. "HTC knew about this and still shipped it!!"
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    09-24-2014 06:46 PM
  14. Timm4y77's Avatar
    Has anyone put thought into maybe these people just wanted a replacement so they bent their phones and said it was from being in their pockets?

    Just saying......

    Anyway, an extra layer of aluminum reinforcement can't hurt:

    Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Case Neo Hybrid | Spigen
    09-24-2014 06:50 PM
  15. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I'm not at all suggesting that it's not a problem. Of course someone bending their iPhone is a problem.

    It's the few cases that I've seen escalate online that make me say it's not this widespread problem that others are making it out to be.

    Some dipcrap has something happen to him, he posts it on the internet, to which others supposedly have the same problem. I don't know how many 6 Pluses were sold out of the 10 million that Apple claimed. But you'd think if it was that widespread a problem it would surface even more. So far it hasn't.

    I clicked your links. You're giving me evidence of case by case scenario of people on the internet who are making these claims. That quantifies as few.

    I think it was either Phil or Jerry over at AC that made that post the other day about how many times the HTC One M8 slipped out of their hand because it didn't have a case. My father owns the same phone and doesn't use a case either. It doesn't slip out of his hand as much as it may other's hands. It doesn't mean that just because it's a problem that it should cause all this commotion. "HTC knew about this and still shipped it!!"
    It was Kevin.

    Yes, the M8 is aluminum and is naturally more slippery than phones with more texture. I have one. It has yet to hit the ground.

    HTC could have (and maybe should have) put more texture on it. Or, you know, give users 6 months of free screen replacement no questions asked (which they did). So they addressed the design decision before it became a problem.
    09-24-2014 07:05 PM
  16. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Has anyone put thought into maybe these people just wanted a replacement so they bent their phones and said it was from being in their pockets?

    Just saying......

    Anyway, an extra layer of aluminum reinforcement can't hurt:

    Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Case Neo Hybrid | Spigen
    I was waiting for the "they're lying" reply. Of course that's possible.
    09-24-2014 07:06 PM
  17. cardfan's Avatar
    I'm still laughing. But seriously even a bent iPhone plus is better than the competition. Because...iOS, AppleCare.

    I'm getting ready for my Orlando trip next week. I plan on driving with the plus in my pocket. You see I'm an ***** that likes to be as uncomfortable as possible. In my other pocket I thought I'd stuff a giant Hershey bar in it.
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    09-24-2014 07:08 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Nobody said every owner is experiencing it.

    People are saying that it can and has happened. They've explained how they used it while it happened. I provided links for one such case.

    Others are acting like the problem doesn't exist at all.
    People have also been hit by meteorites...it can and has happened, they've explained what they were doing when it happened, and provided evidence of such.

    Today when I went outside, I was not worried, in any facet, about being hit by a meteorite.
    09-24-2014 07:17 PM
  19. tattooed4515's Avatar
    Does anyone know if this guy tried to replace this phone and what apple said about it? I tried reading through the post on macrumors but 16 pages is a lot. I know if it was me I would be headed right to apple going look look fix fix.
    09-24-2014 07:17 PM
  20. trtmazda3's Avatar
    I'm super nervous about my incoming 6 Plus but I'm trying to determine whether my nervousness outpaces my excitement at actually having the phone. I have until mid-October to decide (that's when Verizon said my 64 GB Space Gray 6 Plus will be here).
    09-24-2014 07:19 PM
  21. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    People have also been hit by meteorites...it can and has happened, they've explained what they were doing when it happened, and provided evidence of such.

    Today when I went outside, I was not worried, in any facet, about being hit by a meteorite.
    That's not really the same thing at all.....

    Since you have zero control of the meteorite, but full control of the phone.
    09-24-2014 07:20 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    That's not really the same thing at all.....

    Since you have zero control of the meteorite, but full control of the phone.
    This was more to demonstrate the frequency issue we're seeing here, and not so much an event comparison...I thought that was pretty clear, hopefully it is now.
    09-24-2014 07:22 PM
  23. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    HTC could have (and maybe should have) put more texture on it. Or, you know, give users 6 months of free screen replacement no questions asked (which they did). So they addressed the design decision before it became a problem.
    So then what do you think Apple should do to address this problem that seems to be happening to a very, very small minority of users? If HTC knew the phones were slippery, they shipped a phone with a problem. It didn't become a problem after it was shipped. If they're offering 6 months of free screen replacement then they essentially knew what they were shipping out.

    You're saying that Apple must have known about this issue and given their track record with mainstream media getting on them about "gate this, gate that", Apple said "Screw it. We'll just ship it because who cares about the bad press we know we are going to get."
    09-24-2014 07:23 PM
  24. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I find it funny that one or two cases have been reported out of millions of units and it's all of a sudden a "problem". I don't get why everyone gets so hyped up about this when we don't even know the real story behind why these devices bent (was it accidental or intentional)? Basically all we have is hear say with zero proof. The one video we do have is from a guy whaling on his phone which I'm sure most of us wouldn't do to a $900+ piece of electronics.

    I'm sure more iPhone units exist in the real world with faulty batteries or hardware, but that isn't stopping people from buying them. Basically everyone should just calm down and see what happens. If it's an actual design flaw, we will know in the coming weeks. If it's a fluke than it'll all blow over and no one will be talking about it.
    09-24-2014 07:34 PM
  25. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    So then what do you think Apple should do to address this problem that seems to be happening to a very, very small minority of users? If HTC knew the phones were slippery, they shipped a phone with a problem. It didn't become a problem after it was shipped. If they're offering 6 months of free screen replacement then they essentially knew what they were shipping out.

    You're saying that Apple must have known about this issue and given their track record with mainstream media getting on them about "gate this, gate that", Apple said "Screw it. We'll just ship it because who cares about the bad press we know we are going to get."
    HTC shipped a phone made out of aluminum and put something in place to deal with a common issue of the material of choice. They knew that the affected group would be a small minority. Same case here.

    Your comparison is perfect actually. Apple is well aware of the limitations of aluminum and didn't do anything to address it at all. Both companies obviously value what using aluminum brings to the table. One company (HTC) knows it's not a perfect material. The other (Apple) ignored that fact.

    Apple may or may not have known. We can't know that right now. If they knew than yes, they basically had to decide to accept that this could result in bad press. If they didn't know than it's all in what, if anything, they decide to do about it.
    cbobb123 and UJ95x like this.
    09-24-2014 07:36 PM
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