Putting iPhone 5 in back pocket dangerous?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by johndallas999, Nov 7, 2012.

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    johndallas999

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    So has anyone had any issues with their 5 bending by putting in the back pocket of their jeans? I used to do that with my 4 all the time but and concerned about the 5's durability and have been keeping it in my front pocket.
     
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    HE15MAN

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    That just sounds like a bad idea...
     
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    ideal.dreams

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    Probably not a good idea.
     
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    eyoungren

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    I don't see a problem with it. Take it out before you sit down. I have mine in a side pocket all the time, but that's only because there's more lint in my back pocket.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Do you have a deformed ass or is it solid like a boulder? If you answered no to both of those, then you should be just fine.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    It seems it takes a lot less to bend the iPhone 5 now. I don't think sitting on it is a good idea at all.
     
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    eyoungren

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    I paid $400+ for my iPhone 5. I'm going to remember not to sit on it if it's in my pocket. ;):)
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    I always do that, I just make sure to remove it from my pocket before I sit down.
     
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    I have placed my iPhone 5 in the back pocket of my jeans several times without any issues. I do, however, remove the phone from my back pocket before I sit down.
     
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    zorinlynx

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    I put my phone in my side pocket for two reasons:

    - I don't want to forget it's in my back pocket and sit on it... and

    - It's a lot less likely to be pickpocketed in a crowd if it's in the side pocket.

    I put my wallet in my side pocket for the second reason too. Plus, stuff in back pockets never seemed comfortable to me.
     
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    Yes, it's dangerous as you're way more likely to get pickpocketed, especially now that it sticks out further.
     

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