iPhone 6 Plus slightly bent after 2 days

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  1. hanzoh, Sep 21, 2014
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    I received my iPhone 6 Plus 64GB spacegray at about 3pm on Friday and set it up, but haven't worn it out that day, so it wasn't in my pocket.

    Yesterday, I left at 10am with the iPhone in my left FRONT pocket of my suit pants. I drove 4 hours to a wedding, which also involved a lot of sitting during dinner etc but also 2-3 hours of dancing. I left at 2am and went to bed, driving home 4 hours back.

    So in total, the 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mostly.

    As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive (yes, sitting again :rolleyes:), I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted. Now I lay it flat with the display side on the table, take a look.

    Maybe at 5.5" it is too thin?
     

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  2. Neil22
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    Bent-gate!

    I say bring it back to the Apple store and see what they can do.
     
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    THIS! I test this in a front pocket sitting down and I could swear it was bending. You felt the pressure points on the ends. Clearly if I got the plus I'd never be able to sit at a table with it. This is bringing back the holster.
     
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    Dammit you beat me! Bent-Gate it is sir, touche'!
     
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    A friend of mine and several others had similar problems with the 5s after a while. They were all told, that they were not supposed to keep the iPhone in their pockets. Hilarious, but true.
     
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    You guys must wear some tight pants because I had it in my pocket all last night for dinner and I didn't even feel it. I have the leather case on it.
     
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    wow this is crazy. Also one of the main reasons I usually keep my iPhone facedown on the table when i sit.
     
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    Do you people really think you can put these in your pants pocket and not bend
    it? C'mon a little common sense, Please!

    I'm sure Apple will get the blame and be asked to replace it......amazing.....*face palm*
     
  11. lusticke
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    I was thinking the same thing. I think I always take my phone out before I sit down.
     
  12. Steviejobz
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    The plus is a bit big to put at a dinner table. Am I supposed to forego the bread plate to make room for the phone?
     
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    I'd like to know how it fares in a back pocket.
     
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    Reminds me when credit card size calculators came out and people were snapping them in half.

    Your phone will wind up looking like your wallet, just give it time
     
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    Yeap, it's true.
    I keep my phone in my jacket pocket and it's fine.
    My GF keeps her phones in the back pants pocket. The 5/5s is made out of thin aluminium and bends in a few days. :D
     
  17. megapopular
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    I don't feel that it's too thin. It's aluminum, it's a noticeably longer device and as such it is likely to be bent more easily than previous iPhones. You should expect that it would be easier to bend and act accordingly. I'm guessing that the dancing did it ir sitting down in just the "right" way that stressed the phone towards the middle. I would definitely try to exchange it but I'm guessing that Apple's stance would be maybe a courtesy replacement but none after that for bending.
     
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    Rather bizarrely my weekend was similar to the OP's, however I attended a 50th wedding anniversary. My 6 Plus has been in the front pocket of loose-fit jeans, suit trousers and chinos for around the same length of time. My phone isn't bent, but I have the apple leather case. I was about to post a "2 days with the plus" thread to say that the bigger size in real life usage didn't cause me any trouble at all.Lived in my pockets with no issues or discomfort. Could use it drunk for texting/emailing/facebook no problem.
     
  19. hanzoh
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    The pants are not tight, as they are suit pants, they give in and are not as rigid as a tight jeans. I did not feel the phone while sitting down, if I had felt any pressure, I would have taken it out.

    I have had every iPhone except for the 3GS, and this has never been an issue. I never use a case and when I sell them after year they are always in great condition.

    Of course I will return it, I just wanted to check if anyone else has the same issue.
     
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    I'm not surprised, I think this will be a common problem with the 6. A long, thin piece of aluminum in your pocket all day? Yes, eventually it will get bent.
     
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    Would be hilarious if they are all like this and it's "by design" to compensate for the protruding camera so the phone sits flat on its back ;)
     
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    I had a 5 that was bent after two or three months (or at least, that's when I noticed) and Apple replaced it for me.
     
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    just think of it as form fitting, kinda like a nice pair of birkenstocks :p srysly though I think you're overreacting a little
     
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    No more "gates". I can't take them anymore. There is no scandal here.
     
  25. megapopular
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    You didn't ask that question in your post. The only thing you asked is if it's too thin at 5.5 inches.
     
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