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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Bent iPhone 5

My iPhone 5 is bent. I just purchased it 3 hours ago noticed that there is something wrong when i'm look at it. I just noticed the bent when I arrived home. Will go back to the store tomorrow.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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Prepare for the "It's all your fault and Apple is perfect" brigade. Sigh.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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Yes, Apple chose to use a low grade 6061 non-tempered AI-light, soft, easily milled. That unit looks to be bent during production. Take it back.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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I'd return today if you purchased 3 hours ago.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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in before the "you must of sat on it on the way home from the Apple store" post.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:05 PM   #6
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you must of sat on it on the way home from the Apple store...

Darn it!!!
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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Bring it back to Apple.
If they aren't up for a replacement model you should sue them.
And if you have received it without a problem and it bend under any circumstance it is your fault.
Altough I do always believe the OP you should bring it back and blame them for the production fault.

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:34 PM   #8
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Bring it back to Apple.
If they aren't up for a replacement model you should sue them.
And if you have received it without a problem and it bend under any circumstance it is your fault.
Altough I do always believe the OP you should bring it back and blame them for the production fault.

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I look forward to the day when companies start returning the favor and suing idiots who break their phone and try and get it repaired for free.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:43 PM   #9
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To all the typical Apple haters at the beginning of the thread, stop it. Seriously. Stop regurgitating the same crap over and over that has no factual basis. This case is completely different than all the other bent phone threads.

This is 3 hours after purchase and it's not even bent at the normal spot everyone else's is. This appears to be bent almost exactly at the halfway mark. This is clearly not the users fault if it came out of the box that way (assuming the OP is telling the whole truth). OP, I would take it back today before you lose any credibility with the store. If nothing else, call and start a claim with apple letting them know that you noticed it this early and it was not your fault.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 06:46 PM   #10
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it's not even bent at the normal spot everyone else's is. This appears to be bent almost exactly at the halfway mark.
Where is the "normal spot" that everyone else's iPhone 5 is bent?

When observing how others carry their phones, it' seems to an extremely common practice for young girls from high school age through college, to carry it in the back pocket of their pants. If the iPhone 5 is carried there I wonder how easily it bends. Anyone know?

iPhone 4 and 4S, models seemed to survive that method of carrying just fine.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:33 PM   #11
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Bring it back and return it and buy a new one.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:59 PM   #12
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Hmm you sure it's not just a slipped 5s with the new curvature to it?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:10 PM   #13
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The store was closed last night.. I'm in asia. I'm now headed to the store. Let's see what they'll say.

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Here's a side by side with the 4. It's not that noticable until you look closely in the middle there's a slight bent
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:11 AM   #14
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Globe telecoms replaced my unit after seeing it. They said good thing I was able to see it since it's not noticable if you just look at it.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:39 AM   #15
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Globe telecoms replaced my unit after seeing it. They said good thing I was able to see it since it's not noticable if you just look at it.
Nonsensical post makes no sense. Do you have some sort of super vision?

Glad they replaced it for you without any issues.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:24 AM   #16
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:46 AM   #17
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You should be praising Apple! Their super computer assembly line picked out the perfect matching back (they have 725 versions) to the gentle curve of your "custom" iPhone 5. that is genius I tell you, fits like a glove.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 06:38 PM   #18
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Nonsensical post makes no sense. Do you have some sort of super vision?

Glad they replaced it for you without any issues.
- Haha yes, the customer service lady told me good thing I am OC when it comes to these things. I said yes i am, specially wen it comes to gadgets. I love to compare them and look at them all the time. Lol
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:42 AM   #19
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- Haha yes, the customer service lady told me good thing I am OC when it comes to these things. I said yes i am, specially wen it comes to gadgets. I love to compare them and look at them all the time. Lol
Obiously you're not OC about gadgets or you would of noticed it was bent out of the box. Not saying you knew you did it and are lying, simply lumping you in with most of the others that say they have no clue how it happened. With no better "excuse" for the reason it must of been that way OOB.

@ above I believe the gently rounded with no stress points can be explained by but not exclusive to this explanation. A large bottome person places the phone in a rear pocket and bends/sits. The roundness of the bottom with the most likely tightness of the rear pants pocket would put even stress over the length of the device and not necessarily show a specific stress point. It would IMHO be possible to stress the phone slightly over its length to produce such a bend. I just don't see OP, being as OC as they say would not of noticed this out of the box. It's obvious by looking at the picture so would of easily been seen when checking over the phone.

Obviously the phone bends easier than most but it's a phone not an anvil. What are you people doing to abuse... yes abuse the phone in order for it to bend. Now don't give me X phone doesn't bend if I do the same exact thing..... Ok great. This phone does not bend when subjected to normal use. You know how I know.... Millions of people aren't blowing up the interwebs with stories of bent iPhones. So obviously the very very minority are doing something unusual with their phones to have them bend in such ways.

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After seeing these images, no matter what the cause, it's very discouraging to see. Perhaps Apple will reconsider it's ongoing obsession with thin devices.
It shouldn't be discouraging as these phones are the very slim minority, not the rule. I will however agree 100% with you when it comes to the thin phone obsession.... this however is not an Apple issue it's a consumer issue. Read back on ANY iPhone/iPad/iPod unveiling thread. How many people B&M about how it's not thin enough. I thought the 4/4s was just fine.

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Globe telecoms replaced my unit after seeing it. They said good thing I was able to see it since it's not noticable if you just look at it.

Ah, from the Philippines~!

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Yeah.. I never thought there was an issue about the iPhone being bent. I have all iPhone generation including the very first iPhone which is also built with aluminum materials, I always put it in front of my tight jeans' front pocket and it never bends.. I already warned my family about the issue including my friends and colleagues. And I hope all iPhone 5 soon to be owners in the whole planet.. I am dissapointed with Apple even if I'm a fan. ;(
The first iPhone was THICK. As in. The second one was PLASTIC, with a chrome rim, and so was the 3Gs. The iPhone 4 and 4s use a STAINLESS STEEL band, and that band is also thicker than the thin, aluminium band around the iPhone 5.

I've no doubt the iPhone 5 CAN bend... just not majestically. I also believe that it CAN come out of the box bent liek so -- as I've personally had to ship back my sister-in-law's white iPhone TWICE because they kept shipping us ones with nicks and other tell tale signs of overstressed Chinese workers having a huge duke-out at the Zhengzhou production plant.

Ooh.. speaking of which... I need to update that thread. Turns out despite the latest (and last) replacement coming out of the box with ZERO battery charge, the battery is doing well...
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:11 PM   #21
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My iPhone 5 is bent. I just purchased it 3 hours ago noticed that there is something wrong when i'm look at it. I just noticed the bent when I arrived home. Will go back to the store tomorrow.
It's not bent, you're just holding it wrong.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:29 PM   #22
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This curvature is normal, Apple is now producing them as such to streamline the natural shape of the human face...
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:54 PM   #23
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This curvature is normal, Apple is now producing them as such to streamline the natural shape of the human face...
Hmmm.. not quite...
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 12:57 PM   #24
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The first thing I do when I buy my iphone was to test it if it was not bend.

You need to check this before you leave the store with your new iphone 5.

I am sure they will give you a new one, but if you are buying a new iphone 5 check this first.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:44 PM   #25
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The first thing I do when I buy my iphone was to test it if it was not bend.

You need to check this before you leave the store with your new iphone 5.

I am sure they will give you a new one, but if you are buying a new iphone 5 check this first.
Huh? You want to test if it will bend?? Just put it your back pocket and sit on it for awhile. If it's straight you have a good one.
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