1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    (Mods, can I get this stickied so it can be used as a kind of reference?)

    So it appears Apple has a "problem"...the iPhone 6 Plus apparently bends and flexes under normal usage while in your front pocket. Well...since my front pocket is where my phone lives most of the time it's not being used while I'm out and about in my day to day life, I figured why not test it on a day to day basis...here's what I'll be doing...

    - Everyday I'll take this level and check the condition of my phone.
    - My phone will be, for at least part of the day, used/kept in my front pocket.
    - My phone will be in the stock leather Apple case (but will be removed for picture/continuity purposes)
    - Picture will be taken at the same spot in my house every time.

    ...I want to see if this device truly does bend, AT ALL, under truly NORMAL use. I'm a cop, so it'll be exposed to various things like lots of walking, getting in and out of a car all day, long periods of sitting in a car...as well as my private life stuff like riding my bike (where it's mounted in a handle bar case)...I ride 4-5 days per week for 10-20 miles at a time, and then normal every day stuff.

    So here we go...DAY #1 (which is actually 6 days into usage):

    09-25-2014 11:05 AM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    09-25-2014 11:19 AM
  3. falconeight's Avatar
    (Mods, can I get this stickied so it can be used as a kind of reference?)

    So it appears Apple has a "problem"...the iPhone 6 Plus apparently bends and flexes under normal usage while in your front pocket. Well...since my front pocket is where my phone lives most of the time it's not being used while I'm out and about in my day to day life, I figured why not test it on a day to day basis...here's what I'll be doing...

    - Everyday I'll take this level and check the condition of my phone.
    - My phone will be, for at least part of the day, used/kept in my front pocket.
    - My phone will be in the stock leather Apple case (but will be removed for picture/continuity purposes)
    - Picture will be taken at the same spot in my house every time.

    ...I want to see if this device truly does bend, AT ALL, under truly NORMAL use. I'm a cop, so it'll be exposed to various things like lots of walking, getting in and out of a car all day, long periods of sitting in a car...as well as my private life stuff like riding my bike (where it's mounted in a handle bar case)...I ride 4-5 days per week for 10-20 miles at a time, and then normal every day stuff.

    So here we go...DAY #1 (which is actually 6 days into usage):

    http://i.imgur.com/i5LHM5I.jpg
    How do we know your **** isn't square?
    09-25-2014 11:32 AM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    Dumb question, but isn't the act of removing and putting on a case putting pressure on the phone? Me, I hate screwing with it. Once in the case, it stays in the case.
    09-25-2014 12:29 PM
  5. tattooed4515's Avatar
    Awesome testing, but the phone should be naked, so that there isn't any additional reinforcements.
    09-25-2014 12:29 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Awesome testing, but the phone should be naked, so that there isn't any additional reinforcements.
    You'll have to find someone else to do that...I'm not used to the size of this thing yet, and don't feel comfortable without it in a case. Maybe later down the road, but let's face it, if you've felt the leather case, it's not providing substantial (if any) reenforcement to the device itself, and on top of that, if the bending issue is as bad as those pictures we've seen show, this case is only going to help a little if at all, and we will see small changes in the level eye.

    @Cardfan...I hate taking it in and out of the case, but for the sake of the pictures, I didn't want any variation people could attribute to how the case was sitting vs. how the phone itself is sitting.

    Just a little personal test for our community...I'm sure there are better ways to do this with more accurate results, but this is how mine will be done.
    09-25-2014 12:45 PM
  7. gvndeb60's Avatar
    I am going to go out on a limb and say..... Nothing will happen!!
    Good test and I don't blame you for doing it, maybe it will let some people calm down. If you believed everything you read on the Internet or saw on YouTube my iPhone 5S would be shaped like a boomerang and Apple will have already sold my fingerprints to every government on the planet.
    Cleveland, nikkisharif and TGR1 like this.
    09-25-2014 12:51 PM
  8. xoxojess's Avatar
    This is going to be an awesome test. I can't wait to see the results. Thank you for doing this Sean!

    Oh and be safe out there!
    09-25-2014 12:52 PM
  9. tattooed4515's Avatar
    Never have felt the leather case. Apple didn't have one when I was there that I could feel so I never got one.
    09-25-2014 12:56 PM
  10. tattooed4515's Avatar
    Also keep in mind though, if you don't experience any bending, you can't fully say the bending is a myth, as little as it may be, the phone still had a case on it which still adds to the strength.

    Also +1 for being a cop. Even though you guys are a pita at times, I have a high level of respect for what you guys have to deal with.
    Timm4y77 likes this.
    09-25-2014 01:09 PM
  11. joemd60's Avatar
    Thank you Sean for the test. I am looking forward to the results.
    09-25-2014 01:17 PM
  12. TGR1's Avatar

    Just a little personal test for our community...I'm sure there are better ways to do this with more accurate results, but this is how mine will be done.
    More real than squeezing phones with all your might between your hands.

    As for questions on the case adding support bias - LOL it's a tasteful Apple leather case. If anything like the one for the 5s I didn't think it was leather at first due to its delicate thinness.
    09-25-2014 01:18 PM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Also keep in mind though, if you don't experience any bending, you can't fully say the bending is a myth, as little as it may be, the phone still had a case on it which still adds to the strength.

    Also +1 for being a cop. Even though you guys are a pita at times, I have a high level of respect for what you guys have to deal with.
    And I would never call it a "myth" (as it very obviously has happened to some people), even if I didn't try this test first hand...but what I will say is that under normal usage, my phone didn't (or did) experience any bending. Honestly, I know that doing this with the case will make some people discredit the entire deal, but that's ok with me...I'm doing it mainly for my own curiosity and to share with others so they can, perhaps, feel a little better about their investment.
    09-25-2014 01:21 PM
  14. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Whats the over/under for those of us wanting to wager? I have a British bookie wanting to cover some action on this.
    09-25-2014 01:38 PM
  15. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    09-25-2014 01:44 PM
  16. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    And I would never call it a "myth" (as it very obviously has happened to some people), .

    I mean do we know who those people are ? Did anyone vet them? There were less then 10 pics posted online

    We've all seen in "fanboy" wars people literally buying products. Standing in line. Then destroying them right away

    How do we all know this isn't the case.
    09-25-2014 01:46 PM
  17. etexans82's Avatar
    The results of your experiment will need to have an asterisk, meaning it had a case during testing. Maybe we can get someone who doesn't have a case do an experiment.
    09-25-2014 01:52 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The results of your experiment will need to have an asterisk, meaning it had a case during testing. Maybe we can get someone who doesn't have a case do an experiment.
    You can put whatever you want next to this experiment...I laid the control info out, it's up to whoever is reading it to take into account what they feel does or does not effect the outcome. Personally, I don't think this leather case will make a difference in regard to how bendable people are reporting this phone is, but hey, if you feel differently, asterisk away.
    09-25-2014 01:56 PM
  19. etexans82's Avatar
    That's a little extreme if you ask me. He's trying to make light of an issue that does seem to exist. Whether it may seem minor to some it maybe an issue to others.
    09-25-2014 01:56 PM
  20. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Sounds good to me! Let the games begin.
    09-25-2014 02:03 PM
  21. smileyboy's Avatar
    I don't understand how someone sits on a $600 electronic glass and aluminum device and complains of bending.
    Or taking said device, put it in their skinny jeans pocket, which are designed to show off ones physical assets and complain about a bent phone... Or bend it with obvious extreme exertion and then complains that the phone "in fact does bend"...
    Big ups to Apple for addressing this "issue" and taking the high road.
    09-25-2014 02:05 PM
  22. etexans82's Avatar
    You can put whatever you want next to this experiment...I laid the control info out, it's up to whoever is reading it to take into account what they feel does or does not effect the outcome. Personally, I don't think this leather case will make a difference in regard to how bendable people are reporting this phone is, but hey, if you feel differently, asterisk away.
    Sure will do! Your experiment is a good idea though.
    09-25-2014 02:07 PM
  23. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Sean how do we know you're not gonna use that new iRoller to flatten it out at the end of every night?
    09-25-2014 02:11 PM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Sean how do we know you're not gonna use that new iRoller to flatten it out at the end of every night?
    Faith. Plus, I wouldn't even know where to find said roller...it's a woman's place to be in the kitchen making sandwiches.

    (**PSA: please don't report me and ask for me to be banned for that last comment, it was a joke, and it seems we have A LOT of people here who can't take a joke)
    Cleveland and terreos like this.
    09-25-2014 02:34 PM
  25. Matty's Avatar
    Dancing in the lions den with this lol :P but its just for fun. remember that

    iPhone 6 Plus bend-ability...a 30 day (or more), long term, legitimate test...-10708611_10205009501061343_1357153827626813401_o.jpg
    09-25-2014 02:42 PM
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