All the bent phone nonsense

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    I am wondering if anyone has ever tried to break a droid by bending it. I'm wondering if damage can be inflicted just as with an iPhone.
     
  2. rhylin macrumors member

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    Not really nonsense, up to this point I've never seen a bent iphone.. Now this is happening everywhere even to a few of my friends under casual use..
     
  3. coasterghost macrumors member

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    "I am wondering if anyone has ever tried to break a droid by bending it." To my knowledge no body has tried it but also the droid phones don't try to be the thinnest thing on the market.
     
  4. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    It's the flexible display we've been hearing about.
     
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    There was a huge case of it happening with the iPhone 5, and the bending was WAY more extreme as well.

    Compared to the iPhone 5 bending, this is nothing.
     
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    A Droid specifically, or any other phone manufacturer, or what? If you mean a phone running Android, not sure what the OS would have to do with a bending phone. Don't try to make this a flame war.
     
  9. Kariya, Sep 23, 2014
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    Plastic vs Metal.

    One is flexible and the other is malleable.

    Plus it's not really a fair test. The guy bent something that had already lost structural integrity (already bent) and compared it to something that was intact structurally.

    Add to the fact that no sane person would do what he did in day to day use.
     
  10. rhylin macrumors member

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    I've never seen one case of the bending under casual use with the iphone 5... Better get a holster for this monstrosity.
     
  11. willmtaylor, Sep 23, 2014
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    I'm so glad that you felt the need to create another thread about this instead of joining the other 9 or so already on the first page of threads. Congrats on the achievement.
     
  12. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Every year people look for something to get outraged over with the new iPhone. Then the media helps spread the hysteria. Just look at the "antennagate" nonsense.
     
  13. bnekic macrumors 6502a

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    Wow the Note 3 stood up great to the bend test...Apple really f*cked up on this one. I have a 6 Plus and love my Apple products...settle down just stating the facts.
     
  14. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    They'll literally have dozens of more sales because of it. Dozens.
     
  15. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    I call BS.

    These is nothing more than a subversive plot from yours truly.
     
  16. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was saying any phone that is classified as a droid.

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    Glad you appreciate it:p.
     
  17. rhylin macrumors member

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    Lol I own an unbent 128 plus.. Other friends have slight bents.. It's a fact, time to deal
     
  18. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure they will. Can't they make a stronger/sturdier chassis on the inside or something to prevent this.
     
  19. coasterghost macrumors member

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    From Gizmodo:

    Previous iPhones were thicker and not as long. In material bending, larger cross sectional areas (thickness x width) and shorter lengths make things stronger (You can't easily bend a cube), while the opposite makes things very easy to bend (paper is easily folded). The increased length and decreased thickness contribute to the weakness of the new iPhone. Strength is proportionally related to length, but strength is affected much more by changes in thickness.

    All other things being equal, this 0.5 mm change in thickness greatly affects the bending strength. While the iPhone 5S was only 7% thicker than the iPhone 6 Plus, it was actually 22% stronger in bending. When you make something longer, it gets proportionally more bendable, when you make it thinner, it gets a lot more bendable.
     
  20. Angriff macrumors member

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    Cross sectional areas:
    5S = 58.6 mm x 7.6 mm = 445.36 mm^2
    6 = 67.0 mm x 6.9 mm = 462.3 mm^2
    6+ = 77.8 mm x 7.1 mm = 552.38 mm^2

    So we have increased CA to at least somewhat offset the increased length. I'm not sure I buy your 22% stronger in bending number.
     
  21. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like a lot of this media-fueled "#BentGate" blitz is organized and spread by Samsung. They spend billions on marketing and they are getting pretty desperate.
     
  22. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

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    Your comment, posted less than a minute before mine, wasn't there when I first loaded the page but thanks for pointing that out and so yes you did and horray for you.
     
  23. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I don't. The phones can bend fairly easily, not sure why people feel the need to defend Apple on this.
     

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