1. pappy53's Avatar
    Taking responsibility for bending your iPhone? This thread should be joined with the "I don't want anything thicker to add to battery life thread." Can anyone here name me another phone in the history of phones with a bending problem?

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    Troll on, 'bro.
    02-26-2015 01:20 AM
  2. adrianeddington's Avatar
    Can you recall any situations where there may have been stress on the phone?
    I don't wear skinny jeans but sometimes I'm conscious of how my phone is in my pocket. Front pocket never back pocket. I've never put a phone on my back pocket.


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    That's what I've been doing, but nothing stands out at the moment. I do keep the phone in my front pocket quite often, and I'm somewhat of a big guy so carrying it around that may qualify as "excessive force"...but at the same time it shouldn't, if that makes sense
    02-26-2015 01:26 AM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Taking responsibility for bending your iPhone? This thread should be joined with the "I don't want anything thicker to add to battery life thread." Can anyone here name me another phone in the history of phones with a bending problem?

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    Let's just say there is a "bending problem" and we admit to there being a bending problem; will that make you feel better? Will you finally go away?

    You come here to discuss why you think the iPhone should be thicker as if it would make a difference in you actually owning one. Wtf do you care that people wouldn't want a thicker and heavier phone?

    Now you get upset because someone actually questioned why someone wouldn't take responsibility for damaging their own phone? What's wrong with you, man?
    02-26-2015 01:32 AM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    Y'all are thick in the magic. I get liking a device. But the defense of clear issues that could use improvement is unfortunate.

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    posting from a Android. I smell a troll.
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    02-26-2015 01:59 AM
  5. boovish's Avatar
    Well sometimes if your just like leaning over a counter. I'm 6'1", and I sometimes forget about my phone in my pocket when leaning on a counter to reach something, or get a better look at it
    02-26-2015 07:00 AM
  6. cardfan's Avatar
    I ran out of toilet paper...now what?
    02-26-2015 07:17 AM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Taking responsibility for bending your iPhone? This thread should be joined with the "I don't want anything thicker to add to battery life thread." Can anyone here name me another phone in the history of phones with a bending problem?

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    Consumer Reports tested a bunch of phones last fall and the 6 and 6+ were in the upper middle (meaning less bending than the median) of phones tested of a similar size. They concluded that "bendgate" was overblown. All phones bend if enough pressure is out on them. These things just get magnified when it's Apple.
    02-26-2015 07:26 AM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I know it can be frustrating that these expensive devices can bend but aluminium (as Johny Ive might say) does in fact bend. I'm hopeful that mine won't. I think I'm careful with it and it's in a Tech 21 with Zagg tempered glass (I really DO care). ...just have to keep my fingers crossed that it'll last at least a year without bending in normal use.

    That said, I hope in the next iteration Apple uses some type of internal bracing to lessen the likelihood that bending can happen. I'd gladly accept a few more ounces or a slightly thicker phone for it as the featherweight and extreme thinness are not what attracted me to the 6+ anyways.
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    02-26-2015 07:51 AM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I used the phrase "long story short" because I didn't feel like typing out along detailed response on my phone. I didn't include anything about responsibility because I assumed that's a given right? The moment I left the store with the phone in my possession, I'm responsible for everything that happens to it last that point. If that's how some people interpret my initial post, then perhaps in the future I'll make sure to include as much details as possible...no problem.

    As far as the phone being super fragile, I can only speak from experience the same way that everyone does. Those aren't my words, but I have experienced a situation where I have damaged my device unintentionally. I have taken preventive measures to keep it safe like keeping the phone in a case, I carry it around in my pocket while walking, I take it out of my pocket while sitting, things like that. Maybe carrying it a certain why is the problem, maybe it's the leather case as opposed to the Otterbox that's the issue...I honestly don't know, but this is what I'm currently trying to figure out. I chose to share my story because maybe someone else has have had similar experiences which I can learn from.
    Well stated, and I understand.
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    02-26-2015 08:11 AM
  10. mikeo007's Avatar
    Taking responsibility for bending your iPhone? This thread should be joined with the "I don't want anything thicker to add to battery life thread." Can anyone here name me another phone in the history of phones with a bending problem?

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    This POS phone seems to have some pretty rough issues, including bending and a screen 'held' on with tape.




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    02-26-2015 09:03 AM
  11. grover5's Avatar
    You must have skipped over my post of bent Android Phones. Including a swelling Nexus 6.
    I guess they need improvements also.
    "Thick in magic" WTF!!


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    I didn't skip over your posts. I also didn't defend those instances suggesting the user take responsibility. If you have a nexus 6 with a swelled back then return it and tell Motorola they need to do better. That's how it works. Don't blindly defend the corporation that sold you a faulty device. That was my point.

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    02-26-2015 09:28 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I didn't skip over your posts. I also didn't defend those instances suggesting the user take responsibility. If you have a nexus 6 with a swelled back then return it and tell Motorola they need to do better. That's how it works. Don't blindly defend the corporation that sold you a faulty device. That was my point.

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    Therein lies the problem. If something gets damaged not on its own, it is not faulty. Heck, by your rationale, it's Frito-Lay's fault if one of the individual chips gets broken after you've opened the bag. You seem so quick to turn this into an iMore's-defense-of-anything-Apple to the point where you've missed the obvious -- the OP, although unintentionally, bent his own phone. He did an awesome job explaining the situation in detail in a subsequent post of which was lacking in post #1, and as far as I'm concerned, he's vindicated. We are not blindly defending a corporation, but you are blindly assuming that we are.
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    02-26-2015 10:20 AM
  13. iEd's Avatar
    I didn't skip over your posts. I also didn't defend those instances suggesting the user take responsibility. If you have a nexus 6 with a swelled back then return it and tell Motorola they need to do better. That's how it works. Don't blindly defend the corporation that sold you a faulty device. That was my point.

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    No one is blindly defending any corporation.
    My point was that anything any phone will bend or break.
    You said iPhone has a bending problem. It doesn't. It will bend like anything else and like many other phones that will bend if pressure is applied.

    You said name another phone in history that has bending problem. I gave you 4 examples of phones that have bent or even swelled.

    http://phandroid.com/2014/12/30/sony...a-z3-bendgate/




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    02-26-2015 10:31 AM
  14. cornettbr's Avatar
    Why does everyone jump on someone and try breaking down the meaning behind every word to find some fault in their logic on here? This is like a damn sewing circle sometimes. If someone is having a problem with their phone they are having a problem and sometimes sign up for their first time ever to a forum looking for help or advice. if you're tired of reading the same posts don't click on it. I personally come to forums because a lot of times people have some good stuff to say but I must point out that the imore forums have about the most bitter and defensive group of people I have ever seen.
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    02-26-2015 12:32 PM
  15. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Why does everyone jump on someone and try breaking down the meaning behind every word to find some fault in their logic on here? This is like a damn sewing circle sometimes. If someone is having a problem with their phone they are having a problem and sometimes sign up for their first time ever to a forum looking for help or advice. if you're tired of reading the same posts don't click on it. I personally come to forums because a lot of times people have some good stuff to say but I must point out that the imore forums have about the most bitter and defensive group of people I have ever seen.
    I've indeed felt that way myself in the past. I just try not to add to that perception.
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    02-26-2015 12:40 PM
  16. Garz's Avatar
    Why does everyone jump on someone and try breaking down the meaning behind every word to find some fault in their logic on here? This is like a damn sewing circle sometimes. If someone is having a problem with their phone they are having a problem and sometimes sign up for their first time ever to a forum looking for help or advice. if you're tired of reading the same posts don't click on it. I personally come to forums because a lot of times people have some good stuff to say but I must point out that the imore forums have about the most bitter and defensive group of people I have ever seen.
    I agree 100%. People come hear and post a issues and members hammer them. It's not a great way to greet a member that is new or doesn't post often. Great point made.
    02-26-2015 01:02 PM
  17. grover5's Avatar
    Why does everyone jump on someone and try breaking down the meaning behind every word to find some fault in their logic on here? This is like a damn sewing circle sometimes. If someone is having a problem with their phone they are having a problem and sometimes sign up for their first time ever to a forum looking for help or advice. if you're tired of reading the same posts don't click on it. I personally come to forums because a lot of times people have some good stuff to say but I must point out that the imore forums have about the most bitter and defensive group of people I have ever seen.
    Very well said. I agree.
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    02-26-2015 01:06 PM
  18. grover5's Avatar
    No one is blindly defending any corporation.
    My point was that anything any phone will bend or break.
    You said iPhone has a bending problem. It doesn't. It will bend like anything else and like many other phones that will bend if pressure is applied.

    You said name another phone in history that has bending problem. I gave you 4 examples of phones that have bent or even swelled.

    Careful, the Sony Xperia Z3 can also bend in your jeans like an iPhone 6




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    You did give a good example with Sony and I would tell the Sony owners the same thing. Return it and always expect better when you pay so much.
    02-26-2015 01:07 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I'm not sure why it is so important to make these phones as thin as possible that they'd bend easier than phones of the past 2 years or so. I wonder if there was some market research that Apple did that said many felt phones were to thick and too heavy.
    02-26-2015 01:10 PM
  20. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm not sure why it is so important to make these phones as thin as possible that they'd bend easier than phones of the past 2 years or so. I wonder if there was some market research that Apple did that said many felt phones were to thick and too heavy.
    I bet they did do their research. You have to remember that these guys must have hundreds of different prototypes between the products in their product line.
    02-26-2015 01:21 PM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Why does everyone jump on someone and try breaking down the meaning behind every word to find some fault in their logic on here?
    "Everyone"? I'd argue that not even "most" members here do that.
    This is like a damn sewing circle sometimes.
    meh
    If someone is having a problem with their phone they are having a problem and sometimes sign up for their first time ever to a forum looking for help or advice.
    I agree, and they often find that help and advice right here at iMore.
    if you're tired of reading the same posts don't click on it.
    No arguments here.
    I personally come to forums because a lot of times people have some good stuff to say but I must point out that the imore forums have about the most bitter and defensive group of people I have ever seen.
    I disagree. A majority of the membership here are extremely helpful, and their helpful posts are plentiful. Having said that, many of our members are not the silent type who stand by and just take what is posted. Many of us, will indeed post an opinion and/or a rebuttal to something we find odd, untrue and/or trollish, and there's nothing wrong with that, but somehow, there's an attitude among some people in which doing so or having an alternate view is demeaning, bullish, offensive, and as you've put it, trying to break down every word to find fault. This forum is for members, not just for certain members.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 02-26-2015 at 02:32 PM.
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    02-26-2015 01:43 PM
  22. BoB16731's Avatar
    I'm still baffled on how you did it
    02-26-2015 02:02 PM
  23. adrianeddington's Avatar
    I'm not a frequent visitor of the imore forums, but in my limited interactions here I agree that the overall experience has been farely positive...this post included.

    I get that certain things that are posted online will be met with a degree of skepticism, perhaps rightfully so...especially from newbies. From past experiences I know it's a pointless act to try and convince a complete stranger to have faith that what you say is true, so I don't bother with those type of comments.

    Anyhow, I have an appointment at the Apple Store tonight so we'll see what happens. I'm fully prepared to pay for a replacement phone since I'm absolutely [key word] responsible [key word] for what happened to my current phone.

    Many years ago I had a somewhat similar situation occur with a pair of Nike shoes. It was a new model for their basketball line, first time ever I think using full-length Air Max cushioning. Now this was back when I played basketball daily for hours on end...lots of running, jumping, cutting, etc but things that are perfectly normal on the basketball court. So one day, I was playing in the shoes and had just completed a slam dunk when I landed and heard a loud pop...the air bubble had burst. When this happened the shoes were only about a month or two old. Maybe it was how often I wore the shoes, how fast I ran or jumped that caused the damage I don't know. Called NIKE, informed them what happened they inspected the shoes and sent me a voucher which I used to buy a pair of shoes that had a different type of cushioning because I decided that maybe that model just wasn't a good fit for me and my style of game.

    Maybe I end up feeling more comfortable with a different device, I don't know. I just want to be able to use/carry my phone around with no worries.

    Here's a pic of those shoes from my story. Didn't buy them for the looks, but they were mighty comfy while they lasted iPhone 6 Plus bent.... Now what?-imoreappimg_20150226_120957.jpg
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    02-26-2015 03:10 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm not a frequent visitor of the imore forums, but in my limited interactions here I agree that the overall experience has been farely positive...this post included.

    I get that certain things that are posted online will be met with a degree of skepticism, perhaps rightfully so...especially from newbies. From past experiences I know it's a pointless act to try and convince a complete stranger to have faith that what you say is true, so I don't bother with those type of comments.

    Anyhow, I have an appointment at the Apple Store tonight so we'll see what happens. I'm fully prepared to pay for a replacement phone since I'm absolutely [key word] responsible [key word] for what happened to my current phone.

    Many years ago I had a somewhat similar situation occur with a pair of Nike shoes. It was a new model for their basketball line, first time ever I think using full-length Air Max cushioning. Now this was back when I played basketball daily for hours on end...lots of running, jumping, cutting, etc but things that are perfectly normal on the basketball court. So one day, I was playing in the shoes and had just completed a slam dunk when I landed and heard a loud pop...the air bubble had burst. When this happened the shoes were only about a month or two old. Maybe it was how often I wore the shoes, how fast I ran or jumped that caused the damage I don't know. Called NIKE, informed them what happened they inspected the shoes and sent me a voucher which I used to buy a pair of shoes that had a different type of cushioning because I decided that maybe that model just wasn't a good fit for me and my style of game.

    Maybe I end up feeling more comfortable with a different device, I don't know. I just want to be able to use/carry my phone around with no worries.

    Here's a pic of those shoes from my story. Didn't buy them for the looks, but they were mighty comfy while they lasted Click image for larger version. 

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    I totally get what you're saying, but it still doesn't mean that the shoe was defective nor was the shoe damaged until you damaged them, albeit unintentionally. Granted, there is an expectation that something should perform admirably under certain conditions, I get it. Having said that, big companies who create a product for $10 (for example's sake) and sell that same product for $210 will almost always replace said product without a fuss. Not because of a defect, but because it benefits them in the long run because you, as a buying customer, will remember the incident and the rendered service. Furthermore, they're not losing any money with the replacement. Anyway, good luck to you with regard to your iPhone.
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    02-26-2015 03:25 PM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Y'all are thick in the magic. I get liking a device. But the defense of clear issues that could use improvement is unfortunate.

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    There is no "clear issue"...but this coming from you is not surprising at all. You seem to chime in to stir up dust most times.
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    02-26-2015 03:56 PM
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