1. tattooed4515's Avatar
    The real question is if this is a real thing how is apple going to treat this as far as replacements go?
    09-23-2014 09:47 PM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The real question is if this is a real thing how is apple going to treat this as far as replacements go?
    Like they treat anything else. They're great at replacing products.
    09-23-2014 09:48 PM
  3. tattooed4515's Avatar
    But what happens, if this keeps happening to everyone? Like if the phone truly can't handle the day to day use and someone keeps having to have the phone replaced every 2 months or so
    09-23-2014 09:49 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Getting a car to red line and placing your phone in your pocket are really.. Really drastic scenarios... But you can have your opinion and I can have mine .
    It wasn't meant to be a comparison...it was used to prove a point. You're always going to have someone who screws up their new toy some how, and because they're probably pretty pissed off about it, they're going to try to find somewhere to point the finger aside from themselves...human nature for some. In the end, I've put my phone in my pocket several times, and have walked a lot with it that way (as well as driving my car that way and running up and down stairs that way). It's not bent at all.

    Don't know what to tell you...you're going to have people who damage their phones in what they consider "normal, everyday use", but most of us, if we observed it, would probably see it coming a mile away.

    Like I said, if you want to buy into this crap, go right ahead...your waste of time.
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    09-23-2014 09:50 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    If it's getting bent in a pocket, I can't see how that wouldn't hurt the leg and/or hip that it was pressing against. Especially if you were sitting down. And it something hurts or is uncomfortable when sitting down, I'm not just going to stay that way. I'm going to remove whatever is causing the discomfort or adjust it so it is no longer uncomfortable.
    Maybe but... It's only a guess. There really is no real way to prove they should feel it or not. They aren't bending to the point of the video with insane pressure.. They're showing slight bends.. Which could possibly be caused by pressure from jeans.. Especially some of the jeans people wear.

    Either way... It's an issue. You shouldn't have to be wearing the right clothes to have your phone not do something to cause body damage.
    UJ95x and TomsAndroid like this.
    09-23-2014 09:51 PM
  6. tattooed4515's Avatar
    I mean. I don't put much faith in this don't get me wrong. I am perfectly aware of the fact that people look for any and every possible thing they can find wrong with and iPhone because, well because it's an iPhone. The phone is so popular everything gets overblown.
    09-23-2014 09:51 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    I mean. I don't put much faith in this don't get me wrong. I am perfectly aware of the fact that people look for any and every possible thing they can find wrong with and iPhone because, well because it's an iPhone. The phone is so popular everything gets overblown.
    It honestly happens with any phone that's a major release.. Forums get flooded with even the smallest problem and get the angry retort... iPhone just gets picked on because it's the "phone to beat" (most would say).. So they go after it foaming at the mouth. I used to use Apple.. Just prefer Android.. But have absolutely nothing against Apple. I made my parents get iPhones and I manage them.. I even want an iPad... One day... Dang money :P.
    09-23-2014 09:54 PM
  8. falconeight's Avatar
    I was wondering what gate would come out this year.
    09-23-2014 10:00 PM
  9. ryanlberg's Avatar
    I have had every iPhone from the beginning i'm not ******** about a non-issue but there is no reason that It should bend just from being in my dress pants pocket.
    09-23-2014 10:01 PM
  10. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Ok so generally if you feel the two ends digging into your flesh no matter how hard, you should probably re-situate the phone. The ONLY way it can bend is if you create a pivot and a point of force application. With a phone this size, why do you think you can treat it as a normal phone? My friends with notes don't just put it in their pockets and sit down. They take it out. There is ZERO way to bend it without a pivot point and a point of force application. I'm sorry but if that is the case, you discovered some unknown physics

    Source: I'm a physicist
    pararigger and DarkKnight08 like this.
    09-23-2014 10:07 PM
  11. planoman's Avatar
    In a few weeks, the aluminum bumpers or cases with more rigid edges will be out. Not worried about my iPhone 6+ but does it really need to be only 7.1 mm thin and have the camera stick out a mm. They could stand to go 7.5 or so mm thick and make it more rigid going forward.
    21stNow and mlbizzle like this.
    09-23-2014 10:10 PM
  12. zerog46's Avatar
    One thing that is funny that I noticed is the way they are all bent. They are bent screen out and everyone including myself that put their phones in a pocket put them screen in. Just an observation.
    planoman likes this.
    09-23-2014 11:17 PM
  13. ardoreal's Avatar
    Most interesting to me is the followup video.

    I would chalk this up as a major design flaw, one that's prompting me to cancel my preorder and reconsider this issue in a month. If you all are still happy with your 6+ then great. I don't want to worry about this though. I'm going to wait until they've been out for a little while and some consensus on this issue can be achieved.
    TomsAndroid likes this.
    09-24-2014 12:33 AM
  14. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I won't be keeping the Plus in my pocket if/when I get one, but this does concern me a bit. We all know what Jobs would say if he were still alive, but I wonder what Apple will say.
    09-24-2014 12:58 AM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Most interesting to me is the followup video.

    I would chalk this up as a major design flaw, one that's prompting me to cancel my preorder and reconsider this issue in a month. If you all are still happy with your 6+ then great. I don't want to worry about this though. I'm going to wait until they've been out for a little while and some consensus on this issue can be achieved.
    It's only interesting if you don't realize what you're watching...which is a plastic phone being compared to an aluminum phone in terms of bending.

    Guess what other popular device has the same kind of bending "issue"? The iPad Mini/iPad Air.

    Guess how many people are talking about that? Nobody.

    Why you ask? Because this isn't an issue.
    anon4757448 likes this.
    09-24-2014 01:56 AM
  16. HankAZ's Avatar
    It's only interesting if you don't realize what you're watching...which is a plastic phone being compared to an aluminum phone in terms of bending.

    Guess what other popular device has the same kind of bending "issue"? The iPad Mini/iPad Air.

    Guess how many people are talking about that? Nobody.

    Why you ask? Because this isn't an issue unless you have an agenda that involves slamming Apple.
    There, I fixed that for ya.
    xoxojess, anon4757448 and swarlos like this.
    09-24-2014 02:09 AM
  17. SprSynJn's Avatar
    There, I fixed that for ya.
    Or unless you keep the iPad mini in your pocket 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
    TomsAndroid and 21stNow like this.
    09-24-2014 02:54 AM
  18. shief24's Avatar
    Lol this is like doing a drop test on concrete and being surprised that the screen shatters.
    TheFirm and zerog46 like this.
    09-24-2014 02:54 AM
  19. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Guys and gals, I'm really open minded and I actually had an argument over Facebook over this tonight. I've been thinking about this a lot and I want to make sure I got things correct:

    There are two people from MacRumors who were at a wedding with dress pants and apparently put it in their pocket while driving.

    I have some questions because I cannot make sense of this. How is it possible for this phone to bend in what is equivalent to DOCKERS pants just from sitting in your pocket?

    All of these photos look like they forgot they had a massive 5 inch phone in their pocket and started sitting down and said, "oh ****" and stood up again. In a pair of dockers, the phone is sitting sufficiently low in your pants that the top part, near the volume rockers, are sitting at the edge of the TOP of the pant pockets. When you sit down, your pants edge provides a pivot while your leg pushes out. Since the phone is so low, it cannot push up and instead pushes outward. However seeing how the phone is now pushing against the top of your pockets, the top part is flush to your hip and the bottom of the phone pushes outward while the top is flush to your hip. Hence the bending.

    Can these people show the bruises on their legs? This is the only reasonable explanation to me. Aluminum is a METAL and hence MALLEABLE. It isn't plastic that can take the bending until you say, "oh ****" to yourself and correct your behavior. The plastic has give and since it is semi-rigid, it goes ALMOST back to being straight. Metal doesn't have this luxury.

    To the poster in this thread who said their phone was bending: how many times have you forgotten that you had a 5" phone in your pocket instead of your previous iPhone and sat down?

    We shouldn't say this is a lie because it is possible for this to happen IF the user of the phone isn't careful. This happened to the EVO and slightly to the M8 if you look at Google. People NEED to remember the massive phone they have in their pocket; you don't have a small phone anymore.

    This has happened to the Z1: Xperia Z1 Screen and Body bent appears - User's fault or Hardware issue ?

    This has happened to the Z2: Xperia SP Frame Bent Issue appeared like Xperia Z1 - Poor Build Quality or User's Fault ?

    This happens when you have a phone that is delicate. Users NEED to know what they are getting into.
    anon4757448 likes this.
    09-24-2014 04:10 AM
  20. jdhooghe's Avatar
    aaand this: My BlackBerry bent up - NOT HAPPY! - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com

    All this is sensationalism like was said before.
    09-24-2014 04:44 AM
  21. John Flud's Avatar
    I remember antennagate . never had an issue. same with ding gate. but the purple fringing thing is true, and caused by apple's design decisions to make the phone thin when a thicker phone could hold a better camera. in this instance a thicker phone would be harder to bend, have a better camera, and better battery life. I don't know if the phone bends from normal use in a front pocket but if ti does, thats a legitimate concern.

    my thought was that apple made it so thin so it could fit even hipster jeans.

    well if this stuff is true hipster jeans will ruin it. which takes the only feasible reason I thought of for why apple made the phone so thin.

    I'm not an apple basher. I'm an apple fan. I use apple exclusively. but no brand is above criticism.
    and apples obsession with thinness deserves criticism imo. iphone 6 plus is still an awesome phone. mines on pre-order and I can't wait to have it. but I won't lie. I wish apple had made it thicker.
    secondly samsung makes a version of their galaxy line designed for active people, as well as their normal galaxy line.


    I've no doubt there are people who prefer apples ecosystem, who wouldn't mind a plastic durable, waterproof phone, thick with big battery and super camera.

    I know I would. I'm not that active but I'd love the big battery, super camera and the feeling of security that it is a durable rugged product.


    I wonder why apple doesn't offer that as an option. nobody here probably knows but I'm happy to listen to anybody's speculation.

    if i ever got the honor of hanging out with Tim Cook, I'd ask him, but I doubt I'll ever get to meet him, much less ask him my questions.
    TomsAndroid and 21stNow like this.
    09-24-2014 06:12 AM
  22. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I don't think the issue here is whether or not a freak accident can cause a phone made out of aluminum to bend. The proposed issue is whether or not normal use will cause the phone to compromise its inherent structural integrity. I don't believe the case has been proven as of yet. But it remains to be seen. It's way too early to decipher results from these documented cases. But it's definitely something to think about.
    I doubt if "normal" use caused the device to bend. I've been using mine since launch morning & have had no issues. People need to use common sense.
    09-24-2014 06:28 AM
  23. TomsAndroid's Avatar
    lol...who'd of thunk it. AC trolls showing up to dance around like they've achieved something. F' off buddy...
    I was thinking about joining you guys. I'd like to buy a 6 Plus some time in the new future. This...well...it isn't exactly inviting.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    EmceeGeek likes this.
    09-24-2014 07:45 AM
  24. Timm4y77's Avatar
    I work with aluminum and stainless every day at work. I am not at all surprised with reports of a phone that thin bending. Depending on what type of aluminum they are using, will determine the amount of force needed to bend. Think about it, today's market is "size driven". People want the thinnest, lightest phone possible. Cost of materials, weight, strength, all come in to play when designing a frame. Something has got to give, literally. Bottom line, it took a ton of force to bend that phone. More than a normal person, during a normal day, would exert on a phone.
    EmceeGeek likes this.
    09-24-2014 08:02 AM
  25. Timm4y77's Avatar
    I remember antennagate . never had an issue. same with ding gate. but the purple fringing thing is true, and caused by apple's design decisions to make the phone thin when a thicker phone could hold a better camera. in this instance a thicker phone would be harder to bend, have a better camera, and better battery life. I don't know if the phone bends from normal use in a front pocket but if ti does, thats a legitimate concern.

    my thought was that apple made it so thin so it could fit even hipster jeans.

    well if this stuff is true hipster jeans will ruin it. which takes the only feasible reason I thought of for why apple made the phone so thin.

    I'm not an apple basher. I'm an apple fan. I use apple exclusively. but no brand is above criticism.
    and apples obsession with thinness deserves criticism imo. iphone 6 plus is still an awesome phone. mines on pre-order and I can't wait to have it. but I won't lie. I wish apple had made it thicker.
    secondly samsung makes a version of their galaxy line designed for active people, as well as their normal galaxy line.


    I've no doubt there are people who prefer apples ecosystem, who wouldn't mind a plastic durable, waterproof phone, thick with big battery and super camera.

    I know I would. I'm not that active but I'd love the big battery, super camera and the feeling of security that it is a durable rugged product.


    I wonder why apple doesn't offer that as an option. nobody here probably knows but I'm happy to listen to anybody's speculation.

    if i ever got the honor of hanging out with Tim Cook, I'd ask him, but I doubt I'll ever get to meet him, much less ask him my questions.
    You honestly think Apple had hipsters in mind when they designed the phone? Wow, that sounds like an Android user to me......
    09-24-2014 08:06 AM
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