1. HankAZ's Avatar
    I'm an iPhone user. I can't believe that opinions are so easily dismissed simply because you do not want to believe it.

    I challenge Apple to provide proof that only 9 handsets have been affected by this.
    Frankly I don’t care how many bend or don’t bend. I only care about one - mine. I carry it in my pants pocket daily, and it’s not bent. With that said, I firmly believe that the issue us trumped up, and is not nearly as widespread as some would have us believe.

    Of course there are now more than nine units bent. We have documented proof that some low-life morons are bending them on purpose to try to make it look much worse than it is. Just check youtube for proof.
    reeneebob likes this.
    09-30-2014 02:10 AM
  2. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    Here's a video by Marques Brownlee, a pretty well respected and fair, imo, tech guy. He explains why the new IPhones are more susceptible to bending than previous generations, and explains how to protect your phones. To be fair, he also mentions other phones that bend too.

    iPhone 6 Plus #BendGate: Explained!:
    calebt likes this.
    09-30-2014 02:19 AM
  3. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    Frankly I don’t care how many bend or don’t bend. I only care about one - mine. I carry it in my pants pocket daily, and it’s not bent. With that said, I firmly believe that the issue us trumped up, and is not nearly as widespread as some would have us believe.

    Of course there are now more than nine units bent. We have documented proof that some low-life morons are bending them on purpose to try to make it look much worse than it is. Just check youtube for proof.
    I've seen that video and it's disgusting. I just believe that the tendency to bend has to be addressed.

    I've had what I believe to be heat induced bending on an iPhone 5 already and these 6's are a bigger and thinner form factor.
    09-30-2014 02:21 AM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    I'm an iPhone user. I can't believe that opinions are so easily dismissed simply because you do not want to believe it.

    I challenge Apple to provide proof that only 9 handsets have been affected by this.
    Thats because thats what they are opinions, everyone has one. Mine is my iPhone 6, is great, I've had it for over a week and its not bent.
    But I take care of it. If I sit down, its not in my pocket.
    09-30-2014 02:28 AM
  5. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    Thats because thats what they are opinions, everyone has one. Mine is my iPhone 6, is great, I've had it for over a week and its not bent.
    But I take care of it. If I sit down, its not in my pocket.
    This is what concerns me. I shouldn't have take my phone out of my pocket every time I sit down.
    09-30-2014 02:53 AM
  6. taz323's Avatar
    This is what concerns me. I shouldn't have take my phone out of my pocket every time I sit down.
    I hear that, but you know it stinks I have to wear reading glasses and I only need them for reading. Which really stinks because I have to carry them around and shouldn't have to take them out of my pocket every time I sit down. But guess what happens if I don't.
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    09-30-2014 03:22 AM
  7. reeneebob's Avatar
    This is what concerns me. I shouldn't have take my phone out of my pocket every time I sit down.
    I don't and it's fine.

    So, you know, stop worrying?
    iKev likes this.
    09-30-2014 08:52 AM
  8. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    I 100% agree that YES these phones can bend.. It is just common sense that a thin aluminum shell can bend! That is the first thing I thought when I walked into the Apple store, and now I own an iPhone 6, and am fully aware of this! I have owned an iphone 4,5, and 6, I like the build quality, people need to realize this is a high end electronic device, not a fisher price toddler toy! I am 6 feet 190lbs, I am sure if I put my 7" Google Nexus Tab, the "pure" google experience in my pocket, it will eventually share the same fate! If you want rugged and plan on doing activities that might damage these high end electronic device (like in my job) it is simple, invest in a Griffin Survivor, or an Otterbox Defender, and you do not have to worry as much anymore! I am sure MANY other rugged cases will be coming soon (sorry if I missed one)
    Sammuel1973 likes this.
    09-30-2014 10:13 AM
  9. nr2d's Avatar
    My first cell phone was a Motorola Bag phone. I don't even remember what my first truly handheld phone was. It may have been a Motorola StarTAC. Ever since I had that 1st handheld phone it goes into a holster. I look at these devices as a piece of equipment that should be given some care in their treatment.

    I'v seen users with all makes of smartphones with them in their front and back pockets and wondered not so much as the device bending but the screen cracking. Also with the phone hanging out of your back pocket in my eyes it's a perfect target for a pickpocket.

    As someone said people should take responsibility for their actions and to say that it never happened before is just a plan "cop out". Plus the fact that if I ever upgrade to a newer iPhone Xx I want the phone in the best condition for resale.

    My iPhone 6 has a very slim Spigen case on it to prevent scratching and I keep it in an over size holster, Nite Ize universal XL, since it was the only type of holster available at the time. I'm also waiting for a non-glare screen protector to show up on the market.
    09-30-2014 01:15 PM
  10. Shawn Schrader's Avatar
    I wish this thread would die already. If your worried stop your bi**hing and return it ! For Christ sakes I'm a overweight guy I carry it in my pocket I have huge hands I've seen 0 bending. I know how you can solve everything pull on it with two hands really hard with all strength you have and no more worrying for you !
    09-30-2014 02:13 PM
  11. Craig's Avatar


    See it's all about using your phone.. I am over 200# and if I it on my phone I am an *****.. it's that simple. And if I am wearing skinny jeans, I am .. well dying, get me to the hospital and cut them off STAT.
    10-01-2014 08:10 AM
  12. Nolander07's Avatar
    I started a thread about this (which I probably shouldn't have), but my 8 year old daughter jumped on my lap, right on top of my iPhone 6 that was in my front pocket. I wasn't paying attention, and the phone dug into my leg so hard that it hurt. Guess what, my phone didn't bend. It's fine.
    It was flat against my leg, in a horizontal position, and she landed right on top of it, which could have been a perfect bending scenario.
    10-01-2014 04:42 PM
  13. HAWK's Avatar
    Yeah I'm so over the bending phone thing
    10-02-2014 01:40 AM
  14. taz323's Avatar
    Yeah I'm so over the bending phone thing
    lol, was over it after the first two posts.
    HAWK likes this.
    10-02-2014 01:47 AM
  15. HAWK's Avatar
    lol, was over it after the first two posts.
    Touch sir
    10-02-2014 01:47 AM
  16. calebt's Avatar
    Funny Samsung Ad.

    10-02-2014 08:06 AM
  17. shivamanuja's Avatar
    My iphone 6 was in tight pocket for More than 6 hours with the spigen ultra thin fit case and i was scared of that bendgate but i found that my iphone is still straight, so use proper hard casing and protect your iphone 6 or 6 plus
    10-03-2014 05:32 PM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My iphone 6 was in tight pocket for More than 6 hours with the spigen ultra thin fit case and i was scared of that bendgate but i found that my iphone is still straight, so use proper hard casing and protect your iphone 6 or 6 plus
    Good advice for those who worry about bending. #Peaceofmind


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    shivamanuja likes this.
    10-03-2014 07:12 PM
  19. bassjo's Avatar
    I have only had my iPhone 6s Plus for two weeks, I've never placed it in my back pocket nor in my front pocket and it is still warped. I carry my phone in the side pocket of my carpenter style jeans which by their very nature have looser legs than standard pants. I do agree if a person places their 5.5" iPhone in their back pocket and sit on it and then wonder how it got warped they're crazy. But we are dealing with a much larger issue here, I carried around my Galaxy Note 5 in the same side pocket for 8 months and never had an issue. It seems the fabled Apple quality product has been replaced with a chintzy knock off and for an $800+ phone and the fact that it's an Apple product that it be the definition of quality.
    04-11-2016 02:27 PM
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