1. GeorgeRussos's Avatar
    Hi all! First of all, I know it's been discussed a million times and sorry in advance for the stupidity of this thread.

    I recently acquired a 6! Great device, great upgrade from a 4S with iOS8. Apps load instantly, it's big, it's a nice phone... except for the bending issue.

    Over the past month I've read a lot about the bend-gate, seen lots of reports. Some of them justified as to why the phone got bent, other people claiming they had their phone in a case, no pocket and it bent. Other people say it needs a reasonable amount of force to bend, others say it's very prone to bending and it can bend like that.

    I'm a really OCD person and so I check my phone to see if it's bent almost every day. I know I have a problem! The only stress this thing has been under is switching cases and I do that with the most extreme care. Someone saw my phone, though, and told me it's slightly bent. And being the crazy man I am I decided to post photos here to see other opinions.

    For the life of me I cannot see a bend. I've looked at the phone under different light angles, I lay it face down on a surface, it's flat. Pressing it doesn't make it move or wobble. My friend examined it, she told me she can't see any curve. This other person really f**** my mind up, I keep thinking there's a bent and I'm too blind to see it. The phone just looks dead straight to me. I tried a glass surface, both sides, backplate and screen, the compass gave me the green zero.

    I uploaded photos so you can see and tell me if you can see a bend or whatever. Again, I'm really sorry, it's just that my OCD is seriously kicking my **** with this thing I've read so much stuff about the bending thing it's crazy.
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    12-14-2014 02:35 PM
  2. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Honestly I'd more more OCD about that back looking so dirty...Seriously whats with all that crap? lol

    Everyone here can tell you you're phone wont bend, but I dont think it will help your OCD. Your phone is FINE!
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    12-14-2014 02:42 PM
  3. GeorgeRussos's Avatar
    Honestly I'd more more OCD about that back looking so dirty...Seriously whats with all that crap? lol

    Everyone here can tell you you're phone wont bend, but I dont think it will help your OCD. Your phone is FINE!
    LMAO I know!! It's a back protector and I tried putting some tape on it to cover the uncovered parts, I got it off and it attracted dirt. lol it looks bad. I got a sticker which I'm putting on when I get back home.

    So you don't see a bend either? That's good hm. When I was told it was slightly bent I almost cried. I'm Greek and we don't have Apple Stores here and the contracts are awful so I got it full price for like 660. I couldn't stand the thought of it being bent. I haven't even used the thing.
    12-14-2014 02:47 PM
  4. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    LMAO I know!! It's a back protector and I tried putting some tape on it to cover the uncovered parts, I got it off and it attracted dirt. lol it looks bad. I got a sticker which I'm putting on when I get back home.

    So you don't see a bend either? That's good hm. When I was told it was slightly bent I almost cried. I'm Greek and we don't have Apple Stores here and the contracts are awful so I got it full price for like 660. I couldn't stand the thought of it being bent. I haven't even used the thing.
    Listen the only way your phone is gonna bend is if you try to bend it or if you weigh like 300lbs+ and sit on the phone while its in your back pocket lol. The bendgate was blown way over proportion. Anyone who tells you your phone is bent is just messing with your OCD.
    12-14-2014 02:51 PM
  5. iEd's Avatar
    Doesn't look bent to me. I say don't worry about it. The person that said it's bent is screwing with you.


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    12-14-2014 02:59 PM
  6. GeorgeRussos's Avatar
    Hey, thanks both for your replies you're so nice

    I took the phone out and lay it face down on my table, I tried pressing the corners and it didn't wobble. However, when I press the upper right corner, the bottom left corner is GENTLY raised up. Doesn't wobble, but the corner gets raised a bit. I think it's probably the curved screen but I don't know. I tried with my 4S which is obvs supposed to be flat but it does it too. Weird thing is if I press the bottom left corner the upper right corner doesn't get raised. It's just this one. Do you think I should be worried about this? Could it actually be a bend I just don't see?

    Ι googled this and found other people with the same thing, 5/5S users and 6/6 Plus too.

    God damn it
    12-14-2014 03:17 PM
  7. tattooed4515's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry about it unless you notice a bend. I've had the 6 plus since day 1 and it's been in and out of cases and jeans pockets (front not back) and my phone is completely straight. I've even had my 15lb cat jump on it while it was on the couch and there's no bend.
    12-14-2014 03:31 PM
  8. GeorgeRussos's Avatar
    Just checked with a guy and he told me his exact same corner produces the exact same raising up. Guess it's probs the curved screen then?
    12-14-2014 05:33 PM
  9. ghostface147's Avatar
    How can you not see the bend? It's clear as day.
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    12-14-2014 05:45 PM
  10. GeorgeRussos's Avatar
    How can you not see the bend? It's clear as day.
    You're probably kidding. Where is it bent?
    12-14-2014 05:47 PM
  11. Flow39's Avatar
    It's not bent as far as I can see
    12-14-2014 06:50 PM
  12. Fit24's Avatar
    Based on the pictures you posted, your phone is not bent.
    12-14-2014 07:08 PM
  13. calebt's Avatar
    Judging from the shadow the phone is casting on the table it looks slightly off, just a fine hair but its there.
    12-14-2014 07:46 PM
  14. tigerinexile's Avatar
    No bend, and you won't have that problem with a 6.

    It's the 6 Plus that's easier to bend -- same thickness, larger breadth.


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    12-14-2014 09:31 PM
  15. iEd's Avatar
    Judging from the shadow the phone is casting on the table it looks slightly off, just a fine hair but its there.
    Lol a fine hair.


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    12-14-2014 09:55 PM
  16. iEd's Avatar
    No bend, and you won't have that problem with a 6.

    It's the 6 Plus that's easier to bend -- same thickness, larger breadth.


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    The 6 Plus is 7.1mm thick
    The 6 is 6.9 mm thick


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    12-14-2014 09:59 PM
  17. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I think it appears bent simply because the up and down volume buttons appear to be tilted a little. Mine are too though. It's just due to them being able to wiggle a bit. My Note 3 home button wiggled and drove me crazy too. It's so small of a thing to notice, I'd just say your device is fine! Don't worry.
    12-15-2014 08:07 AM
  18. GeorgeRussos's Avatar
    I think it appears bent simply because the up and down volume buttons appear to be tilted a little. Mine are too though. It's just due to them being able to wiggle a bit. My Note 3 home button wiggled and drove me crazy too. It's so small of a thing to notice, I'd just say your device is fine! Don't worry.
    Thank you!!! Those buttons are so weird!!
    Regarding the corner thing I described above, I found an explanation.

    The reason it only happens from the volume buttons side is because the front assembly kinda gives in the metal backplate next to the volume buttons, under a light source, if pressed. You have to like be extra focused to see this, but it gives in by like 0.05mm probably.

    Being the OCD person I am, I went to 3 different stores and tested out all the demos. Not to my surprise, every single one of them exhibited the same behaviour, exact same spot. The reason behind this has got to do with the way the phone is designed. If you look at any tear down of the 6 you will see some small support clip things, placed all around the perimeter of the screen. However, there is none near the area of the volume buttons due to there not being any room for them there. Probably that's a structural weak point of the phone. They're all that way. See photo here https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.ne...OVGlFhcQS.huge

    I cannot say I'm mad, maybe at best mildly annoyed at Apple. The volume buttons area has always exhibited some weird behaviour. My 3G and my 3GS phones all had light bleeding next to the buttons (remember the black tape fix?) and my 4S had some of it to a very big degree and now this. I understand there's physically no space there to put the support thingie but come on.

    Anyway, I think I've stressed this enough, everyone keeps telling me the phone cannot bend just like this.
    Last edited by GeorgeRussos; 12-15-2014 at 09:58 AM.
    12-15-2014 08:48 AM
  19. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Thank you!!! Those buttons are so weird!!
    Regarding the corner thing I described above, I found an explanation.

    The reason it only happens from the volume buttons side is because the front assembly kinda gives in the metal backplate next to the volume buttons, under a light source, if pressed. You have to like be extra focused to see this, but it gives in by like 0.05mm probably.

    Being the OCD person I am, I went to 3 different stores and tested out all the demos. Not to my surprise, every single one of them exhibited the same behaviour, exact same spot. The reason behind this has got to do with the way the phone is designed. If you look at any tear down of the 6 you will see some small support clip things, placed all around the perimeter of the screen. However, there is none near the area of the volume buttons due to there not being any room for them there. Probably that's a structural weak point of the phone. They're all that way. See photo here https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.ne...OVGlFhcQS.huge

    I cannot say I'm mad, maybe at best mildly annoyed at Apple. The volume buttons area has always exhibited some weird behaviour. My 3G and my 3GS phones all had light bleeding next to the buttons (remember the black tape fix?) and my 4S had some of it to a very big degree and now this. I understand there's physically no space there to put the support thingie but come on.

    Anyway, I think I've stressed this enough, everyone keeps telling me the phone cannot bend just like this.
    Yeah, I've gone through three 6's. Two had massive defects and all three have that weird appearance around the volume buttons.

    I think the 6+ is the one more likely to bend simply because it's longer/bigger/etc.

    You are not alone in your OCD.

    I use a wallet case so I can't see the buttons!
    12-15-2014 10:42 AM
  20. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    You're OCD, yet you're fine with putting a sticker over
    LMAO I know!! It's a back protector and I tried putting some tape on it to cover the uncovered parts, I got it off and it attracted dirt. lol it looks bad. I got a sticker which I'm putting on when I get back home.
    You're OCD, but you're fine with hiding dirt, tape, and crap with a sticker ... Hmmm nice touch.
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    12-16-2014 10:44 AM
  21. jburke82's Avatar
    Good night OCD...it's time for bed.
    12-16-2014 02:33 PM
  22. qbnkelt's Avatar
    OK. when my kids were born I imagined all kinds of horrible diseases. They were fine. When I got my first border collie puppy I took her to the vet because her nose wasn't cold and wet. I check my bank accounts for suspicious activity every other day. I'm OCD.
    IF I HAD THIS QUESTION I would go to the Apple store and have the device checked. I would then buy an Otterbox case. Then I would enjoy my phone.


    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
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    12-18-2014 08:49 AM
  23. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Dude, your 6 is fine. I have a 6 plus with nothing but a SlickWrap on it & tempered glass and I found the phone under me when I woke up the other morning. No bends here! You're fine.

    Plus, it wasn't the 6 included in "bendgate". Lol
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    12-18-2014 09:20 AM
  24. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    If you can't see the bend it's not bent. My 6 was bent out of the box, and I could clearly see it.

    I previous had a 6 Plus that would rock ever so slightly when down on the screen. I couldn't see a bend and therefore did not consider that bent.

    Trust me, if it's bent it'll look obviously bent. If you have to try to hard to find a bend, there's no bend.


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    12-22-2014 09:23 PM
  25. ame's Avatar
    no bend, but you have tape on it, which is making my ocd go nuts. Pick A case, like a Speck Candyshell or something and leave it on.
    12-23-2014 08:54 AM
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