Originally Posted by syd430
Your post seems to imply that some users are experiencing the issue because their particular units have defective aluminum.
I'd argue that it's either a design issue or not. I can't realistically see how the structural integrity of the phone can be weaker from one unit to another.
This thread also doesn't account for:
1) The fact that this is the type of problem that can develop slowly over time. I.e the bending develops over some months , and so far we are only 2 months in from release.
2) many people have simply not noticed that their phones are slowly developing a bend, as its not the sort of thing that crosses people's mind.
3) there are probably far more people that had the issue then you think, but did not come to macrumors to post about it.
4) some people are rougher on their phone than others simply as a result of different lifestyles. Note that I am not talking about extreme situations like sitting on your phone etc, but people that ride motorcycles, wear tight jeans and keep the phone in a front pocket, those that regularly run up stairs with the phone in their front pocket etc. these people may only be the minority, but still a very significant number of people nevertheless.
My prediction is that given that this is the type of issue that is likely to develop over time and not 1 day of use, we are going to see much higher rate of people complaining as we get further and further from the launch date.
No, my response implied that the OP sat on or otherwise broke his phone and since he cannot convince apple of the rare issue (since almost no one else is experiencing it) he took to the forums to lie it out.
Its not widespread. Therefore the most logical explanation is he broke it through negligence and wants to shift the blame.
Next we'll have "crash gate" when people wreck their cars... "It's a design flaw officer! It shouldn't damage when I run it into a tree! GM made it with faulty steel I tells ya!"