1. kch50428's Avatar
    Maybe the handbag industry created the story in order to sell more Men's Purses to those that wear super skinny 510 Levi's
    Duluth Trading Company make great jeans...huge pockets in some varieties.
    09-24-2014 02:02 PM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Duluth Trading Company make great jeans...huge pockets in some varieties.
    Would you believe that I normally wear a good 'ol fashioned pair of 501's with normal sized pockets and my 6 Plus hasn't bent at all?
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    09-24-2014 02:04 PM
  3. DarkKnight08's Avatar
    Well it's a phone and it should be designed to fit in any kind of pocket without bending.
    No it shouldn't. If you have small pockets buy a small phone. The argument that Apple should anticipate and design a phone that can withstand anything a user does to it is ridiculous. If that was the case Otterbox, etc. would be out of business. Apple shouldn't have to design for lack of common sense. It's arguments like this that make me more afraid for the general population every day. It's bad enough we need warnings on lemon scented cleansers so that people won't think it's lemon juice and put it on food.


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    09-24-2014 02:09 PM
  4. 21stNow's Avatar
    Unbox therapy just posted a follow up video with a bend test with a Note 3.
    The relevant information about the iPhone 6 Plus that he bent was in that video, too: what happens when you try to bend the 6 Plus back to the normal state.
    09-24-2014 02:29 PM
  5. falconeight's Avatar
    That just simply does not make sense. I would have to see proof and observe it happening. Remember, just because its on the internet, doesn't mean that its true.

    I can "report" anything I want - bit it doesnt make it so.
    I carried mine all day in my front pocket and its not broken. If you break a phone in your front pocket then you are (for lack of a better term)a *****.
    09-24-2014 02:49 PM
  6. trtmazda3's Avatar
    If they said it was in a back pocket then I wouldn't be concerned. Because I never keep my phone there and I think it is dumb to do so. However, my phone pretty much lives in my front pocket. And I'm a heavy set guy and I don't wear tight jeans, ever. My jeans are all very loose fitting. But this whole thing concerns me a lot.

    I think it was a mistake for me to order the 6 Plus. Not only did I come in after they were already sold out (so mine won't get to me until late October), but now I'm more than likely going to return it for an iPhone 6 as soon as it arrives. The extra battery life and optical image stabilization aren't worth it to me if keeping my phone where I always keep it will ensure that it ends up bent.

    My iPhone 5 has lived in my front pocket for two years and is no worse for the wear.

    It's sad, too. Because the 6 Plus' size wasn't a worry to me. I've tested a 5.5 inch phone (an LG G Pro - with a thick case) and it fit into my jeans pocket just fine.
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    09-24-2014 03:13 PM
  7. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    Let me sum all of this up through a sarcastic logical post.


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    My dog chewed up my iPhone 6 plus !! Help !!

    I left my phone right on the side table (a completely normal behavior that everyone does with phones ).

    You all should cancel your pre orders! This is a design flaw! I mean if we all can't do normal things like leaving our phones on the table... Then what's next ? Apple should of caught this during QA. Almost everyone has pets. !
    09-24-2014 03:17 PM
  8. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    If they said it was in a back pocket then I wouldn't be concerned. Because I never keep my phone there and I think it is dumb to do so. However, my phone pretty much lives in my front pocket. And I'm a heavy set guy and I don't wear tight jeans, ever. My jeans are all very loose fitting. But this whole thing concerns me a lot.

    I think it was a mistake for me to order the 6 Plus. Not only did I come in after they were already sold out (so mine won't get to me until late October), but now I'm more than likely going to return it for an iPhone 6 as soon as it arrives. The extra battery life and optical image stabilization aren't worth it to me if keeping my phone where I always keep it will ensure that it ends up bent.

    My iPhone 5 has lived in my front pocket for two years and is no worse for the wear.

    It's sad, too. Because the 6 Plus' size wasn't a worry to me. I've tested a 5.5 inch phone (an LG G Pro - with a thick case) and it fit into my jeans pocket just fine.
    Let me get this straight. You're going to cancel your pre order because of around 4 pictures posted online ?


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    09-24-2014 03:19 PM
  9. DoyouFanBoyBro'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.
    This is dumbest thing I've seen in a while


    This whole thing is blowing so far out of proportion. I'm losing faith in the human race.

    The guy stood there and tried to bend it.
    09-24-2014 03:23 PM
  10. trtmazda3's Avatar
    Let me get this straight. You're going to cancel your pre order because of around 4 pictures posted online ?


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    No. Canceling my preorder would be way too much work, because with said preorder, my wife and I are porting our numbers from AT&T to Verizon. I'm going to wait until the phone is delivered and then take it to the store and exchange it for a 6.
    09-24-2014 03:32 PM
  11. martinlmnt's Avatar
    I do think if you're not going to be careful enough with such an expensive device then what do you expect? Most things will bend if you apply enough pressure to them.. though for this... it must be some REAL pressure... just be more careful with it...
    09-24-2014 03:43 PM
  12. terreos's Avatar
    Someone give me a galaxy s5 or a note 3. I could most likely snap those phones with the amount of pressure being exerted in that video. And I don't know what people are expecting. It's aluminum, not adamantium.
    09-24-2014 03:45 PM
  13. cbobb123's Avatar
    No it shouldn't. If you have small pockets buy a small phone. The argument that Apple should anticipate and design a phone that can withstand anything a user does to it is ridiculous. If that was the case Otterbox, etc. would be out of business. Apple shouldn't have to design for lack of common sense. It's arguments like this that make me more afraid for the general population every day. It's bad enough we need warnings on lemon scented cleansers so that people won't think it's lemon juice and put it on food.


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    I'm not asking for the iPhone to withstand a nuclear bomb. But it should be able to withstand a bit of pressure from "small pockets". I wear skinny jeans and my HTC one Max is still doing fine. All Apple had to do was make it a few mm thicker. No protruding camera, slightly bigger battery capacity and less likely of this bending happening.
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    09-24-2014 03:48 PM
  14. cbobb123's Avatar
    Someone give me a galaxy s5 or a note 3. I could most likely snap those phones with the amount of pressure being exerted in that video. And I don't know what people are expecting. It's aluminum, not adamantium.
    Galaxy Note 3 Bend Test (iPhone 6 Plus Follow-up):
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    09-24-2014 03:50 PM
  15. Timm4y77'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.
    I work out, but I'm not Hercules. I'm pretty sure I could bend/deform just about any phone you put in my hands, if I wanted to. If you disagree, start reading a physics book.
    09-24-2014 03:51 PM
  16. John Flud's Avatar
    apple is good at taking care of its customers. I say keep the phone and if it gets bent, take it back to apple. if it doesn't then you're in the clear.


    now that said, I will first say again I don't know if this is legit or just some hype click bait and apple hater-aid.

    we'll find out soon enough. if its real apple will have a tsunami of returns to deal with. if not it'll blow over in a week or so.

    but with that out of the way some of the reactions in this thread strike me as nuts.

    pretty much the entire cell phone using world keeps their phones in their pockets. (personally I don't know a single person who doesn't) even Steve Jobs carried his in his pocket. Thats why he had the front changed to glass on the original when his keys scratched the surface. look it up.

    but now suddenly people are boneheads for expecting phones to be kept in their pockets and not be bent, even in loose clothes? seriously?

    no people will keep their phones in their front pockets. and if this issue is bull, it'll blow over. if its for real, then apple will have a fiasco on its hands and "you're carrying it wrong" will not fix it.
    cbobb123 and TomsAndroid like this.
    09-24-2014 03:53 PM
  17. finn5975's Avatar
    It amazes me how many Apple devices are used every single release just to demonstrate how they can be destroyed. What a flipping waste. People are waiting 5 weeks for a phone to deliver just so they can enjoy it while hundreds are being shot, blended, run over, vice gripped, flushed and now bent. I want to start a new program where Apple sends me all of its new devices for free so I can show how not to purposely destroy a perfectly good phone.
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    09-24-2014 04:05 PM
  18. Timm4y77's Avatar
    This is dumbest thing I've seen in a while


    This whole thing is blowing so far out of proportion. I'm losing faith in the human race.

    The guy stood there and tried to bend it.

    This video is hilarious. He tried bending the Note the opposite direction of the 6+. LOL. Way to do a precise comparison.......
    09-24-2014 04:08 PM
  19. swarlos's Avatar
    It amazes me how many Apple devices are used every single release just to demonstrate how they can be destroyed. What a flipping waste. People are waiting 5 weeks for a phone to deliver just so they can enjoy it while hundreds are being shot, blended, run over, vice gripped, flushed and now bent. I want to start a new program where Apple sends me all of its new devices for free so I can show how not to purposely destroy a perfectly good phone.
    Hahaha I know!! How do these morons get these phones to do this crap? Do they waste money on them just to destroy them or what? Sheesh give me the phone and I'll "destroy it" all day LOL.
    09-24-2014 04:09 PM
  20. DarkKnight08's Avatar
    pretty much the entire cell phone using world keeps their phones in their pockets. (personally I don't know a single person who doesn't) even Steve Jobs carried his in his pocket. Thats why he had the front changed to glass on the original when his keys scratched the surface. look it up.

    but now suddenly people are boneheads for expecting phones to be kept in their pockets and not be bent, even in loose clothes? seriously?

    no people will keep their phones in their front pockets. and if this issue is bull, it'll blow over. if its for real, then apple will have a fiasco on its hands and "you're carrying it wrong" will not fix it.
    Steve Jobs wasn't carrying a phone with a 5.5" screen around in his pocket.


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    09-24-2014 04:12 PM
  21. jdhooghe's Avatar
    The issue are these two people one of which spent 8 hours in a car with the screen laying(it looks like) across his leg with the tension in his pants causing a continuous force on the edges. It's about saying, "wow, maybe I should change the orientation"
    09-24-2014 04:15 PM
  22. cbobb123's Avatar
    Steve Jobs wasn't carrying a phone with a 5.5" screen around in his pocket.


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    Does that really give it an excuse to bend so easily? I think it has less to do with size and more to do with thinness.
    09-24-2014 04:23 PM
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    09-24-2014 04:34 PM
  24. John Flud's Avatar
    Does that really give it an excuse to bend so easily? I think it has less to do with size and more to do with thinness.
    thinness as well as the material its made with. if polycarbonate is better, then why use metal? because its pretty? LOL it's not so pretty if it gets bent due to being in peoples front pockets.


    I think its safe to say most everyday people care more about being able to keep their phones in their pockets without the phone warping, as well as battery life and better cameras than things like having the thinnest phone possible, made of aluminum.


    mark my words. if the phone does bend just from being in people's front pockets, apple is about to have a public relations nightmare, tons of returns and it won't be pretty. Heck even I may switch to the samsung note, if my iphone bends. call me crazy but I want a phone I can keep in my pocket, that also has a screen I can read without squinting.

    if the phone doesn't bend in peoples pockets then it'll all blow over. and I'll love my new iphone when it gets here next month.
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    09-24-2014 04:35 PM
  25. cardfan's Avatar
    Does that really give it an excuse to bend so easily? I think it has less to do with size and more to do with thinness.
    I don't worry about things outside my control. My plus is fine and has been in pocket off and on since fri. I have a warranty for a couple of years even if there was an issue. No worries here.

    I'm sitting here marveling at the screen. It's fantastic. Best iPhone I've owned. Meanwhile I'm laughing at everyone who's upset over this nonsense. You're just feeding the trolls.
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    09-24-2014 04:38 PM
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