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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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Bent iPhone 5

I have seen a lot of posts regarding bent iPhone 5's. I also have a bent iPhone 5. It has been in an Otter Box since day 1. I have handled this phone better than any other I have owned. I even left the plastic on the back so the black aluminum case would not get scratched from the Otter Box. The phone has not been abused and it some how got bent. I have taken it to Verizon and they told me to go to the Apple store which I plan to do today. The bottom line is if Apple is going to make phones they need to withstand the use that any other phone on the market withstands or they need to put a disclaimer on their packaging as to how fragile the phone is. Not being able to put your phone in your pocket as you would do with any other phone on the market is a lame response.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:08 AM   #2
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:18 AM   #3
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I have seen a lot of posts regarding bent iPhone 5's.
So have I. Almost exclusively from people who signed up in the past two months.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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How do you bend an iPhone?! I had a 4s for over a year and recently got an iPhone 5. Granted, it's longer and thinner and lighter but BEND it?! Amazing. You'd think the display would crack before it would bend too much....
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:24 AM   #5
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http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/26/s...s-stress-test/

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:49 AM   #6
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It boggles my mind how it would bend inside an otterbox case. When I had an otterbox, it was pretty snug inside the case and didn't allow any type of movement at all. What are you people doing to your phones?

Before I get blasted, I know it can bend. I'm not denying physics. I'm just saying, look at all the people like me going caseless and have yet to see this happen. I put mine in my front pocket all the time when I'm not in my car. I've dropped it from about 18" on concrete and further on carpet. I've fallen asleep and laid on it. No bending. There's either a defect in these individual phones to begin with or people are not being honest with what they put their phones through on a daily basis.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:50 AM   #7
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:40 AM   #8
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Ps, sorry to hear about the bent phone, OP. I've seen a number of posts about it, and it seems to be a known problem; hope you get a replacement. Sent from my iPhone 5.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:47 AM   #9
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It boggles my mind how it would bend inside an otterbox case. When I had an otterbox, it was pretty snug inside the case and didn't allow any type of movement at all. What are you people doing to your phones?

Before I get blasted, I know it can bend. I'm not denying physics. I'm just saying, look at all the people like me going caseless and have yet to see this happen. I put mine in my front pocket all the time when I'm not in my car. I've dropped it from about 18" on concrete and further on carpet. I've fallen asleep and laid on it. No bending. There's either a defect in these individual phones to begin with or people are not being honest with what they put their phones through on a daily basis.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's the honesty thing. I've used my iPhone 5 naked, in an Otterbox defender case, and in a clear incase snap case. No scratches, no scuffs, no bending, and my photos look fine.

I'm really curious about how all of these phones are just bending...maybe it's like that episode of Futurama where Bender is bending things in his sleep?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:41 PM   #10
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's the honesty thing. I've used my iPhone 5 naked, in an Otterbox defender case, and in a clear incase snap case. No scratches, no scuffs, no bending, and my photos look fine.

I'm really curious about how all of these phones are just bending...maybe it's like that episode of Futurama where Bender is bending things in his sleep?
No, they are bending from pressure. The people with the issue probably feel they did not put enough pressure to bend the phone, but that is why it's happening. Sitting on it in back or front pocket can cause this. The aluminum-6061 non-tempered at that thickness is actually very easy to bend. Can be done by hand.

Solution-bend it back. Out it on flat hard table. Put wash cloth over phone. Place large heavy flat book on top. Put even downward pressure and keep checking your work. It will bend back.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:22 PM   #11
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No, they are bending from pressure. The people with the issue probably feel they did not put enough pressure to bend the phone, but that is why it's happening. Sitting on it in back or front pocket can cause this. The aluminum-6061 non-tempered at that thickness is actually very easy to bend. Can be done by hand.

Solution-bend it back. Out it on flat hard table. Put wash cloth over phone. Place large heavy flat book on top. Put even downward pressure and keep checking your work. It will bend back.
Bending and re-bending is going to cause issues in the long-run. Each time will make it easier to bend the next time. Not many other options, though.

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:25 PM   #12
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I've noticed that my iPhone 5 has a touch of flex, but bent?! Pictures or it did not happen.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:28 PM   #13
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Mine has bent in the same area as others, around the volume buttons. Mine is not in a case, but I've never dropped it or placed any unreasonable pressure on the phone. I will try getting a replacement from the Apple store, but I'm not hopeful given I cannot prove it was not mistreated.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:00 PM   #14
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Somebody desperately needs to post pictures of this... I cannot even picture it.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:03 PM   #15
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So have I. Almost exclusively from people who signed up in the past two months.
Your innuendo maybe horribly false.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:03 PM   #16
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So have I. Almost exclusively from people who signed up in the past two months.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:38 PM   #17
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It has been in an Otter Box since day 1. I have handled this phone better than any other I have owned. I even left the plastic on the back so the black aluminum case would not get scratched from the Otter Box. The phone has not been abused and it some how got bent.
Sorry, but my BS meter is off the charts right now.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:55 PM   #18
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This is getting bigger and bigger I am glad that I was not able to buy an iphone 5 because I could not find it.

Apple will have to change something in the design to avoid this.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:57 PM   #19
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This is getting bigger and bigger I am glad that I was not able to buy an iphone 5 because I could not find it.

Apple will have to change something in the design to avoid this.
Yeah right...because of a few thousand people in an Internet forum, of which only a small subset of those have posted any complaints?

How does that compare to the millions of IPhone 5s that have been sold?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 06:09 PM   #20
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Pictures or it did not happen.
There have been many many threads with pictures. Who cares if you don't believe it.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 06:11 PM   #21
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There have been many many threads with pictures. Who cares if you don't believe it.
Actually none of the mac rumor posts have had any pictures.

***Edited*** I did find this pic in one of the threads.

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 06:25 PM   #22
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's the honesty thing. I've used my iPhone 5 naked, in an Otterbox defender case, and in a clear incase snap case. No scratches, no scuffs, no bending, and my photos look fine.

I'm really curious about how all of these phones are just bending...maybe it's like that episode of Futurama where Bender is bending things in his sleep?
No they are not just bending. So few of them after millions of them sold, are reported bending, and I can almost bet they did something to them that caused this, like banging it, sitting on it hard or over a period of time, or perhaps laid something heavy on it. So few have reported this, and some are just not telling the whole truth.

Most others have had no issue with them. Go figure
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 06:47 PM   #23
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I bent my iPhone 5. But, unlike these new posters who claim it happend magically, I'm an honest man, and I slammed a car door into it. It shattered the screen and bent the frame. Amazingly enough it worked perfectly. Apple replaced as an out of warrenty repair for $179. Sorry, OP - I don't beleive your iPhone magically bent all by itself. Your claim has not an ounce of credibility.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 06:50 PM   #24
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Actually none of the mac rumor posts have had any pictures.

***Edited*** I did find this pic in one of the threads.
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There have been many many threads with pictures. Who cares if you don't believe it.
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Actually none of the mac rumor posts have had any pictures.

***Edited*** I did find this pic in one of the threads.

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Fail. Post pictures (or link to them) and don't be a smart***.

So many threads and not a single picture. It makes me suspicious.
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