1. RavenSword's Avatar
    Because so far I've had what appears to be two slightly bent 6 pluses and it's really frustrating. If I lay the phone face down and I push on the bottom right and top left corners there's a slight rock back and forth. And it pisses me off because I'm very careful with my stuff and I keep getting bent phones. So really, wasn't bend gate a real issue then? All I did was have them in my pocket. That's it. Is my phone not really bent? I can't keep going to the Genius Bar to get this replaced.
    06-15-2015 02:25 AM
  2. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Honestly, my 6 got bent pretty easy. My guy had it, I'd gifted it to him. Once it got bent he gave it back and got an S5 active. So I brought it to an Apple store.

    The supervisor at the Apple store did admit that these iterations are "The most thin and likely to bend.". However he followed up by saying that it's not a structural problem but instead a user problem. He advised that we should treat these devices like the "Premium handsets they are.".

    I think people stopped really talking about it because they came to expect it? I don't know... I know I'll be kiddie gloving this new 6.


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    06-15-2015 04:38 AM
  3. CrowGirl1990's Avatar
    They don't bend on their own. :-/


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    06-15-2015 07:18 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It takes a good bit of pressure to bend it. It's in the middle of the pack with other phones as far as being bendable goes. Any of the larger phones will bend with enough pressure. Apple is making the new 6s and 6s Plus stronger.
    06-15-2015 07:34 AM
  5. iEd's Avatar
    I've had my 6 Plus since November. No Bends No light bleeding no crescent camera no scratched side of screen no loud and obnoxious home button no nand problem.

    It's been in my pocket and gets twisted and turned all the time. Been jammed against airplane arm rest white in my pocket many many times. Fell asleep on many many times. Fell off my bass guitar amp twice recently and still no bends scratching or cracks.
    Don't use a Otter Box or any other high protection case. I use a super thin TPU case.

    I just use it normally. I take care of it the same as than I did all of my previous phones.



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    06-15-2015 07:58 AM
  6. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I've had my 6 Plus since November. No Bends No light bleeding no crescent camera no scratched side of screen no loud and obnoxious home button no nand problem.

    It's been in my pocket and gets twisted and turned all the time. Been jammed against airplane arm rest white in my pocket many many times. Fell asleep on many many times. Fell off my bass guitar amp twice recently and still no bends scratching or cracks.
    Don't use a Otter Box or any other high protection case. I use a super thin TPU case.

    I just use it normally. I take care of it the same as than I did all of my previous phones.



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    I've had the same experience. I have not been overly protective with my iPhone 6 Plus, the phone is always in my pocket, and I have only a thin case to protect the back from scratches. . . . No bending whatsoever.
    06-15-2015 08:56 AM
  7. iEd's Avatar
    I've had the same experience. I have not been overly protective with my iPhone 6 Plus, the phone is always in my pocket, and I have only a thin case to protect the back from scratches. . . . No bending whatsoever.
    I'm almost disappointed that it hasn't bent. Lol.
    I'm afraid I'll have the same 6 Plus come November 2015 and zero replacements.
    Every time I see a post about 6 Plus bending I check my phone and it's still straight.


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    06-15-2015 09:07 AM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    The answer to the headline question is "yes".
    06-15-2015 09:22 AM
  9. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I've had my 6 Plus since November. No Bends No light bleeding no crescent camera no scratched side of screen no loud and obnoxious home button no nand problem.

    It's been in my pocket and gets twisted and turned all the time. Been jammed against airplane arm rest white in my pocket many many times. Fell asleep on many many times. Fell off my bass guitar amp twice recently and still no bends scratching or cracks.
    Don't use a Otter Box or any other high protection case. I use a super thin TPU case.

    I just use it normally. I take care of it the same as than I did all of my previous phones.



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    You know, that's something my guy was was using. An Otterbox. However, when I had the 6, I didn't use a case on it. It was immaculate even after being in pockets, in my purse, etc.

    Do you think these heavy duty cases could be so heavy duty that they'll create even more pressure in certain situations? That could add to the stress on the frame and inevitably bend it, right?


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    06-15-2015 09:32 AM
  10. iEd's Avatar
    You know, that's something my guy was was using. An Otterbox. However, when I had the 6, I didn't use a case on it. It was immaculate even after being in pockets, in my purse, etc.

    Do you think these heavy duty cases could be so heavy duty that they'll create even more pressure in certain situations? That could add to the stress on the frame and inevitably bend it, right?


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    I guess it's possible. Just because a heavy duty case fits doesn't mean it fits.
    Like a pair of shoes. If someone wears a size 7 they could probably get into a 6 1/2 although it may be uncomfortable and after time you could get calloused toes or abrasions from rubbing. But the pain will tell you it's something wrong that it's too tight. The iPhone lol can't tell us a case is too tight. Maybe bending is its way of telling us that.

    I'm not using a heavy duty for any particular reason I just really like this Amzer TPU case I have. It adds very little weight or thickness to the phone and has a lightly textured back that makes it grippy.



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    06-15-2015 09:54 AM
  11. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I guess it's possible. Just because a heavy duty case fits doesn't mean it fits.
    Like a pair of shoes. If someone wears a size 7 they could probably get into a 6 1/2 although it may be uncomfortable and after time you could get calloused toes or abrasions from rubbing. But the pain will tell you it's something wrong that it's too tight. The iPhone lol can't tell us a case is too tight. Maybe bending is its way of telling us that.

    I'm not using a heavy duty for any particular reason I just really like this Amzer TPU case I have. It adds very little weight or thickness to the phone and has a lightly textured back that makes it grippy.



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    That's a great analogy and makes perfect sense. I like Amzer products myself, never had any issues with their quality.

    Thanks for putting my mind at ease on that bending issue. I won't be using an Otterbox now for sure.


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    06-15-2015 09:57 AM
  12. iEd's Avatar
    That's a great analogy and makes perfect sense. I like Amzer products myself, never had any issues with their quality.

    Thanks for putting my mind at ease on that bending issue. I won't be using an Otterbox now for sure.


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    It's possible that the iPhone 6/6P is meant to be kept as close to its natural state as possible by using thin flexible protection. I'm just speculating though.


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    06-15-2015 10:11 AM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Because so far I've had what appears to be two slightly bent 6 pluses and it's really frustrating. If I lay the phone face down and I push on the bottom right and top left corners there's a slight rock back and forth. And it pisses me off because I'm very careful with my stuff and I keep getting bent phones. So really, wasn't bend gate a real issue then? All I did was have them in my pocket. That's it. Is my phone not really bent? I can't keep going to the Genius Bar to get this replaced.
    It took you long enough to create this thread.

    If you can't continue going to that genius bar, then, I suggest you rid yourself of the phone and use something else.
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    06-15-2015 10:14 AM
  14. zerog46's Avatar
    I've used many different otter boxes on and off since the 6 Plus came out and mine is in perfect condition. No scratches on breaks or bends. I treat it like a phone not a piece of China. I have over 30 different cases I use and sometimes use it with out a case. I've had it in my pocket, front and back, in a backpack and dropped it. No issues with my phone for sure.


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    06-15-2015 10:16 AM
  15. xtremeled's Avatar
    Maybe, Maybe not! Apple did do some design changes to specifically strengthen the case of the 6s. That says something right there. Of course that will be argued to a nearly comatose condition shortly I'm sure. LOL
    06-15-2015 10:37 AM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Maybe, Maybe not! Apple did do some design changes to specifically strengthen the case of the 6s. That says something right there. Of course that will be argued to a nearly comatose condition shortly I'm sure. LOL
    Just curious where you're getting information on the design of a phone that literally has ZERO information out on the market with anyone who would actually share it...lol.

    In response to our resident phone hypochondriac...yes, bend gate was overblown.
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    06-15-2015 11:10 AM
  17. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Was it overblown? Yup. By rabid anti Apple sites and resident trolls whose lives have no meaning unless they trash Apple. That sad lot. You know the ones. Where you go to their sites and they've got more discussions about Apple than about their own phones.
    06-15-2015 11:17 AM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Just curious where you're getting information on the design of a phone that literally has ZERO information out on the market with anyone who would actually share it...lol.

    In response to our resident phone hypochondriac...yes, bend gate was overblown.
    I read it in Forbes. They said, "The bending issue will be improved by using different casing materials and internal mechanical design changes.". That does sound plausible and not a rumor grabbed from thin air. But, as you say, we don't know diddly do wop yet. But after last year's bendgate hoopla, it does make sense they would fortify those gizmos.
    06-15-2015 11:38 AM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I read it in Forbes. They said, "The bending issue will be improved by using different casing materials and internal mechanical design changes.". That does sound plausible and not a rumor grabbed from thin air. But, as you say, we don't know diddly do wop yet. But after last year's bendgate hoopla, it does make sense they would fortify those gizmos.
    Assuming it's the same yearly KGI "leak", while the guy/s have a good track record of getting some of the upcoming features right, many times they also throw pie in the sky thoughts out (like when they reported the iPhone 6 was going to have a removed home button in early '14). They also discussed NFC in the 5S (which didn't happen) and each year, it seems, they guesstimate that a camera improvement will be made that is never fully accurate.

    All in all, while a better source than most random online people, putting full faith in their information is not advised, since it is in fact still just leaked "rumors".
    06-15-2015 12:04 PM
  20. HankAZ's Avatar
    Because so far I've had what appears to be two slightly bent 6 pluses and it's really frustrating. If I lay the phone face down and I push on the bottom right and top left corners there's a slight rock back and forth. And it pisses me off because I'm very careful with my stuff and I keep getting bent phones. So really, wasn't bend gate a real issue then? All I did was have them in my pocket. That's it. Is my phone not really bent? I can't keep going to the Genius Bar to get this replaced.
    It was absolutely overblown. Of course the Apple haters then jumped on the bandwagon and tried to make more of it than it really was. I carry my iPhone 6 Plus in my back pocket (occasionally in my front pocket), and have no signs of bending.
    06-15-2015 01:55 PM
  21. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I'm pretty hard on my phones. I had the 6 for 6 months, sold it "as new" without any wear and tear marks on it, it was in mint condition. I've had the the plus for 2 months, no issues. I don't know how people are getting their phones bent, it seems I'd have to try really hard for that to happen.
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    06-15-2015 02:17 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm pretty hard on my phones. I had the 6 for 6 months, sold it "as new" without any wear and tear marks on it, it was in mint condition. I've had the the plus for 2 months, no issues. I don't know how people are getting their phones bent, it seems I'd have to try really hard for that to happen.
    People just have a place to point their fingers (besides themselves) when they damage their own phone. In the past, there was no real talk of this, so when it happened, they just lived with it...now that they have an outlet for blame, they can take lack of responsibility and throw it out the window, instead blaming Apple for not making it more negligence resistant, lol.
    06-15-2015 02:29 PM
  23. iEd's Avatar
    Ravensword has everything go wrong with his iPhones that have been reported. Bending, flash memory, backlight bleed etc.

    There is no way that one person can get several iPhones with various consistent faults. And the faults never happen at the same time.
    It's Phone #1 had a certain issue Phone #2 a different issue Phone #3 a different issue. How in the hell do you get several iPhones that produce these individual faults separately.

    I don't know if it's OCD or just straight tripping.




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    06-15-2015 02:51 PM
  24. zerog46's Avatar
    Checked mine tonight in a few different cases and naked. It's has such a slight wobble. Oh well. Still works fine in my book.


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    06-15-2015 10:29 PM
  25. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Checked mine tonight in a few different cases and naked. It's has such a slight wobble. Oh well. Still works fine in my book.


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    I'm seriously thinking it's certain cases. Asked around to a few Facebook friends who've got iPhone 6 models. Only a handful said they've got a slight bend and one said they had to replace it. I asked if they used a case and most were using an Otterbox or something similarly heavy. The one who had theirs replaced, had an Otterbox like my guy had. Weird.

    I think the device is possibly meant to flex a bit to withstand more serious damage but with certain heavy duty cases, it's causing too much rigidity? Like what iEd said, a bad fitting shoe.


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    06-16-2015 07:04 AM
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