Any iPhone 7 Plus users had bending issues?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Caris, Jun 18, 2017.

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Has your 7 Plus bent?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    45 vote(s)
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  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    I know the iPhone 8 is around the corner but I have an opportunity on a good deal for a 7 Plus. The only thing putting me off is the bend problems with the larger models.

    I'm aware since the 6S changed have been made but I just wanted to get people's experiences with 5.5" sizes for peace of mind.

    So yeah pretty simple has your 7 Plus bent?
     
  2. Newtons Apple, Jun 18, 2017
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    My 7+ has not bent but I do not carry in back pocket.

    One of my friends did bend hers but she wore tighter pants and sat on her phone. You could actually see wear on her pants where the phone was kept. She took it to Apple and they refused to replace due to user induced damage. Can not blame Apple as I have not heard of many bent 7 units.
     
  3. chilman macrumors regular

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    No bending has been reported world wide, unless it is deliberately bend with craftsman's tool and force. Save to buy.
     
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    Really, worldwide?:rolleyes:
     
  5. chilman macrumors regular

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    Yup, under normal use. Even in back pockets which was indeed an issue with the 6 but not the 7.
     
  6. Sunny1990 macrumors 65816

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    Apple has already fixed this issue by using more Stronger 7000 series aluminum in later Models.it won't bend unless you are stupid!
     
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    I am afraid when they were looking for bent phones, worldwide, they did not ask the Jacksonville store because I know for a fact they saw at least one bent 7+.
     
  8. chilman macrumors regular

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    Anything can bend, even the sturdiest steel rod can. A thin 4mm metal case such as iphone could bend, and so can any make. was the report said the bend was caused in the back pocket? An obese 200lbs person vs a skinny person 130lb will cause different pressure on the phone when they squat. Thus of course there is a limit. But why put in back pocket, common sense we would still want to protect our phones and keep it in a saver place such as hand carry or shirt pockets. 1 out of millions is not enough to call it a fail product and perhaps it is covered under warranty.
     
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  10. BigMcGuire macrumors demi-god

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    Those of us over 200 pounds are obese ? How hurtful! :p. I carry my phone in my back pocket and always have. But I'm a bigger guy (200+ pounds) and my phone easily fits in the back. I sat on my note 3 in bed one time but that's the only one I've sat on - phone survived. I had a 6+ for 1.7? Years and I'm passing 1 year one month soon on my 6s+. It's in my back pocket whenever I go anywhere and I take it out and put it on my lap or table if I sit.

    Watch the bend test videos on YouTube. It's not easy to bend these. Is it possible - yes. But you have to want to do it. I've got in a good habit and it works for me (back pocket).

    I have a coworker who keeps his 6+ in his front pocket with his keys. No bending.

    I wouldn't let fear of bending keep you from getting a plus model.
     
  11. fartnugget213 macrumors member

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    I can't comment on the tight pants because I wear joggers, but I have no bending at all. I keep my phone in my front left pocket.

    I'm using a crummy 10$ spigen case on the product red model, and even at times where I pick up a 70lb+ dumbbell and throw it on my legs before I kick it up, I don't have any bend issues at all. Sometimes the phone gets sandwiched between my leg and the weight but I've yet to see any bending.
     
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    Then your original statement was false.
     
  13. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just on a side note how do people normally carry their larger phones around?
     
  14. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    I carry my iPhone 7+ in the back pocket of my jeans all the time. And I'm over 200lbs. (Let's just agree that it's muscle.)

    It's clearly immensely strong. I have no worries about it bending at all.

    I also carry it naked. (It. Not me.) Sure, there are some microscratches. But you have to look for them in the right light at the right angle.

    I have considered getting an iPhone SE for when I want something really small and light to carry around, but it wouldn't be connected to my Apple Watch. And only a lunatic has two phones. (The SE is 113g to the 7+'s 188g.)

    I've even considered getting an iPod touch (88g). But then I'd have no cellular service, either.
     
  15. chilman macrumors regular

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    You have proven the test by carrying mostly in your back pockets and maybe even wearing tight jeans. I'm not so worry abt the bending when sometimes I put it in my back pocket myself. In standing/ walking postion there is no pressure against the phone but when you sit or squat. I'm more worried abt how much pressure the screen can take when I sit or in a certain body position . So before I'm abt to sit down I would take it out my back/front pockets and just leave it on the table.
     
  16. Cogsworth macrumors 6502

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    I carry my 7 Plus everywhere. Usually in one of my back pockets, sometimes in one of my front pockets. Just like I carried my 6 Plus around. No bending on mine.
     
  17. E.Lizardo macrumors 65816

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    Got a 6+. Not bent because I'm not stupid.
     
  18. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I think going off the poll it's safe to say I'm convinced.
     
  19. VanillaCracker, Jun 20, 2017
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    VanillaCracker macrumors 68020

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    Thing's not to mention to insurance company: IQ test results
     
  20. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    I sit on my 7+ at angle daily just to make it stronger no bend

    /s
     
  21. robbietop macrumors member

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    only time I have heard of bending was when my sister dropped hers and ran it over with her car by accident
     

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