1. HankAZ's Avatar
    I guess I don't understand people saying their 5 or 5s never bent in their pocket and they are afraid the 6+ will bend. If your phone is getting bigger and your pockets remain the same size, what do you think is going to happen? If you want a phone that fits in your pocket, don't get a 6+. I barely carry my 5s in my pocket and wouldn't even consider carrying my 6+ in my pants pocket. Somewhere on here someone stated that normal people want to carry their phone in their pocket, but I have to disagree with that. I think a normal person will realize the limits of what can and can't be carried in their pocket.
    There is also a huge difference between "carrying" it your pocket and "sitting on it". If you’re going to sit down, take the phone out of your pocket.
    DarkKnight08 likes this.
    09-24-2014 11:55 AM
  2. jdhooghe's Avatar
    So 2 cases and that is all this requires for people to flip out? How many users do we have on this forum? How many have experienced this?

    1 case was a guy who spent 8 hours in a car with both ends digging into his flesh or laid over his knee with both ends pressed down by his pockets like someone gradually warping a stick?

    and the other guy what? No explanation? So a whole TWO people?

    It absolutely AMAZES me that people are flipping out about this. Seriously! Are we all devoid of logic, intelligence and reason?

    This is about objectivity and knowing that you don't have an indestructible Nokia anymore. You cannot be careless with smartphones nowadays.
    09-24-2014 11:56 AM
  3. HankAZ's Avatar
    So 2 cases and that is all this requires for people to flip out? How many users do we have on this forum? How many have experienced this?

    1 case was a guy who spent 8 hours in a car with both ends digging into his flesh or laid over his knee with both ends pressed down by his pockets like someone gradually warping a stick?

    and the other guy what? No explanation? So a whole TWO people?

    It absolutely AMAZES me that people are flipping out about this. Seriously! Are we all devoid of logic, intelligence and reason?

    This is about objectivity and knowing that you don't have an indestructible Nokia anymore. You cannot be careless with smartphones nowadays.
    This is jealousy, envy and FUD. If you can’t beat ’em, FUD ’em.
    09-24-2014 12:01 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    ...Seriously! Are we all devoid of logic, intelligence and reason?...
    Overall, the general population is indeed devoid of those things... Why I say "Common sense is an oxymoron".

    Anything will bend/break.... Because: physics. This is getting so much attention because denizens of other products who are also haters of Apple are so desperate to find something to criticize... So this is one thing they've found, so they seize upon it. and tech blogs use it for link-bait and trolling for clicks.
    maevinj likes this.
    09-24-2014 12:07 PM
  5. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    There's reports of them being bent in front pockets also...
    10 million + Sales, and less then 10 pictures being posted online... and look at what the Android community has turned this whole thing into.
    09-24-2014 12:08 PM
  6. cbobb123's Avatar
    I would be a little worried if I learned that I could break my phone with my bare hands if I applied a little force to it.
    09-24-2014 12:13 PM
  7. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    I would be a little worried if I learned that I could break my phone with my bare hands if I applied a little force to it.
    Watch the video.. the dude's hands were literally shaking in his attempt.
    09-24-2014 12:15 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I would be a little worried if I learned that I could break my phone with my bare hands if I applied A LOT of force to it.
    FTFY.
    09-24-2014 12:16 PM
  9. tattooed4515's Avatar
    Can we just go back to enjoying the phone now?
    09-24-2014 12:40 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Can we just go back to enjoying the phone now?
    I never stopped!
    09-24-2014 12:45 PM
  11. 21stNow's Avatar
    Honestly get out of here with this garbage.

    You know what ? I've lost faith in humanity of people really think this is apples fault. PS. Do yourselves favors and keep yourselves intellectually honest and look up the HTC ONE bending. Yes. It ALSO bends. There's several threads online about it

    Physics.
    Premium's comment isn't garbage. Reinforcing the frame (also a concept from physics) could have reduced the likelihood of the phone bending under human-applied pressure. I'm glad that bridge-builders don't think that this concept is "garbage".
    cbobb123, UJ95x and TomsAndroid like this.
    09-24-2014 01:07 PM
  12. DarkKnight08's Avatar
    Premium's comment isn't garbage. Reinforcing the frame (also a concept from physics) could have reduced the likelihood of the phone bending under human-applied pressure. I'm glad that bridge-builders don't think that this concept is "garbage".
    It's expected that the bridge will be driven on by whatever number and weight of vehicles has been planned for by its engineers. Should Apple expect that someone is going to cram the 6+ in their pants pocket? That's why they make phones in different sizes. People who do that are the reason we need to put warning labels on things where simple common sense should prevent it from happening.


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    09-24-2014 01:16 PM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It actually should because physics don't obey what we would like.
    Can you change the law of gravity so I can float everywhere? If not, that must be Apple's fault as well.
    09-24-2014 01:19 PM
  14. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Can we just go back to enjoying the phone now?
    And miss all this drama, debate and allowing the other mobile nations their time to therapeutically blame Apple for the failures of their platform?



    Seriously. IF this turns out to be like antenna-gate and more than two people who aren't being stupid and/or treating their 5.5" phone like a 4.7" phone, yes we should hold Apple accountable. IF Apple didn't test for structural weaknesses that a uniform force along all the phone can't withstand then yes, blast Apple. Absolutely we should. However as of right now when TWO INTERNET denizens are the only examples(not even trustable!) then this situation is beyond ridiculous; to them, two biased data points clearly show a line and no other data is needed to show if the data actual is linear*rolls eyes*. There needs to be more testing, more examples of this.

    Apple cannot fix stupid. Apple cannot change the laws of physics and personal responsibility is apparently is dead. Thanks, Apple!(and Obama)
    09-24-2014 01:35 PM
  15. UJ95x's Avatar
    Can you change the law of gravity so I can float everywhere? If not, that must be Apple's fault as well.
    But nobody is asking them to defy the laws of physics. The engineers at HTC (or anywhere for that matter) also have to deal with that. But what do they do? Workarounds...simply making the device thicker would solve the issue.
    I don't blame the engineers at Apple. I'm sure they are fantastic at their job. It's the design team that wanted the device that thin...

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    TomsAndroid likes this.
    09-24-2014 01:38 PM
  16. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Overall, the general population is indeed devoid of those things... Why I say "Common sense is an oxymoron".

    Anything will bend/break.... Because: physics. This is getting so much attention because denizens of other products who are also haters of Apple are so desperate to find something to criticize... So this is one thing they've found, so they seize upon it. and tech blogs use it for link-bait and trolling for clicks.
    I didnt think of the click-bait this would cause. Good point.
    09-24-2014 01:39 PM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    09-24-2014 01:40 PM
  18. 21stNow's Avatar
    Should Apple expect that someone is going to cram the 6+ in their pants pocket?


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    Yes, Apple should expect it. I don't recommend that people carry phones in their pockets at all, but I know that people do. I violate my own principle on this from time-to-time. Humans are going to do what is convenient for them and many smartphone users today carry their phones in their pockets on a daily basis. Surely, Apple has noticed this behavior from the millions of customers that visit their stores.

    The bridge designers have to take real world usage into consideration when designing a bridge. Will there be a driver that accidentally runs into a support beam on the bridge? Will there be salt water that can have a negative impact on the bridge support system? Does the bridge need to be able to withstand frequent earthquakes? The common and not-so-common scenarios have to be planned for in order to properly build a bridge that will meet the public's safety expectations. While bending the iPhone 6 Plus probably won't have life-or-death consequences, the same type of planning should have happened when designing this phone, as well.
    TomsAndroid likes this.
    09-24-2014 01:40 PM
  19. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Oh goodness, its happening again! The bending is getting out of control.

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    09-24-2014 01:42 PM
  20. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Oh goodness, its happening again! The bending is getting out of control.

    [video]http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/24/6838821/video-demonstrates-reported-banana-bending-issues#ooid=VxNDVvcDrEZZ3LVQkdHM1RgQmUy_p9TC[/url]
    LOL

    And what about the horrible bendy properties of spaghetti? Stiff and brittle when dry, but floppy and bendy when water and heat is applied. Engineers need to get on this pronto and fix it.
    EmceeGeek likes this.
    09-24-2014 01:45 PM
  21. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm still confused why people think any person that puts this device in their pocket is going to end up with a bent iPhone...you're making a mountain out of a molehill folks.
    BreakingKayfabe and EmceeGeek like this.
    09-24-2014 01:48 PM
  22. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm still confused why people think any person that puts this device in their pocket is going to end up with a bent iPhone...you're making a mountain out of a molehill folks.
    Maybe the handbag industry created the story in order to sell more Men's Purses to those that wear super skinny 510 Levi's
    EmceeGeek likes this.
    09-24-2014 01:55 PM
  23. jpxyz's Avatar
    some german sites were testing

    they bent it with their hands...

    i think its possible to bent the iphone 6+, because its aluminium and thats not that hard.
    09-24-2014 01:58 PM
  24. cbobb123's Avatar
    It's expected that the bridge will be driven on by whatever number and weight of vehicles has been planned for by its engineers. Should Apple expect that someone is going to cram the 6+ in their pants pocket? That's why they make phones in different sizes. People who do that are the reason we need to put warning labels on things where simple common sense should prevent it from happening.


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    Well it's a phone and it should be designed to fit in any kind of pocket without bending.
    TomsAndroid likes this.
    09-24-2014 02:01 PM
  25. MilliwaysPub's Avatar
    I am a brand new iPhone user and was part of the Android community as recently as last Friday. Now that I am on the other side it amazes me how much hatred there is towards the iPhone, Apple and its users from the Android community. Its fascinating to see it from both sides. But then I that hatred seems to be directed at the Android community as well at times.

    Anyway, my real point is this. If they do find that the iPhone 6 is prone to bending in non extreme cases are they pretty good at replacing those devices that have been affected?
    TomsAndroid likes this.
    09-24-2014 02:02 PM
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