iPhone 8(+) Anyone had any 8 Plus bend issues?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Caris, Jun 16, 2018.

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Has your 8plus bent?

  1. Yes

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  2. No

    42 vote(s)
    91.3%
  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    just a quick one, got the chance to pick up a 8 Plus for a good price but I’m still a bit nervous on bending issues especially with people who wear slim jeans. (No I won’t be putting it in my back pocket before people ask!)

    So just wondering if anyone has had any bend issues since launch to put my mind at rest?
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    8 Plus is made of glass. It will break, not bend.
     
  3. PhoneMe1 Suspended

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    I voted yes just to even things up:) what they said ^^
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Never heard of any bending issues whatsoever with the iPhone 8, not sure how one would do so. Especially considering the only bending ‘issues’ was really back with the iPhone 6 with the 6000 series aluminum.
     
  5. Hater macrumors 6502a

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    Skinny jeans are fading out of vogue anyway, so not much to worry about.
     
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Bending hasn't been a thing since the 6/6+.

    Besides, given that the 8+ is made of glass, it would crack rather than bend.
     
  7. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    The bending issue hasn't been an issue since the iPhone 6 Plus. (note: Bending was resolved in the 6s/6s+ by adding a support beam and using higher grade aluminum) IMO BendGate™ was totally blown out of proportion as I have have had an iPhone 6 Plus in daily use since its release and remained so until the X came out. I STILL use the iPhone 6 every day as a work phone but isn't my primary phone. No bending whatsoever. There are 2 other 6 Plus phones my family uses that never showed any sign of bending. One did have a failed battery but this a separate issue.
     
  8. Jim165 macrumors member

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    Mine is tweaked a little bit. If I place it on a flat surface on its face, it doesn’t sit perfectly flat...it rocks diagonally. I’ve had an apple leather case on it 90% of it’s life and I keep it in my back pocket. Sat on it pretty often. I can easily bend it straight again. Don’t wear skinny jeans.
     
  9. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    iPhone 6?
     
  10. Jim165 macrumors member

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    8+
     
  11. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Forget the bending issue, nice Drive picture, loved the movie and the gloves
     
  12. akash.nu, Jun 18, 2018
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    akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Are you sure its not because of the camera hump?
     
  13. Jim165 macrumors member

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    Lol, definitely sure. Notice I said I put the phone on it’s face and it will rock diagonally...like only the opposite corners will touch the table. However it’s not even noticeable unless you put it on a flat table and consciously look for it...I think the aluminum frame is bent ever so slightly from me sitting on it, but I can easily twist it slightly and it’s flat again. Not even remotely worried about it...
     
  14. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Bit worrying if it actually bends like that to be honest. Not that I sit on my phone but I’d like to think the glass will break before the metal frame bends.
     
  15. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    You sure the table isn’t warped? Lol
     
  16. Jim165 macrumors member

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    Like I said, I wouldn’t worry about it happening that much. I sit on this thing a lot and I ain’t small. I plop down on hard chairs with it in my pocket and it sometimes rides to the side of my pocket and gets wedged between my donkey and the corner of the seat/backrest and no breakage or problems with just an Apple leather case for protection. If it’s only tweaked just a smidge it after all of that it’s a non-issue for anyone else. Now, I did destroy a 6+ with the same behavior but it was naked. Almost sorry I said anything that will make folks worried, lol....the 8+ is pretty durable with a case.
     
  17. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How long have you had it?
     
  18. Wyckham macrumors regular

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    I have original 6 Plus (from when released) and 8 Plus ued daily, the 6 Plus is stronger than you might think! No bends or scratches (no case either) I find the 8 Plus screen is more prone to microscratches than the 6 plus or 6s plus for some reason?
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It could be as simple as a change with the Oleophobic coating used when applied from the Factory. Others have made the same observation with the iPhone X display stating that it scratches easily over other iPhone models.
     
  20. Future-Proof macrumors regular

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    As far as front glass scratching the 8 plus is more durable, scratches less, than the 6s plus. But I went to the beach the other day and the sand scratched the front panel arrghhhh. Got a screen protector now.

    Mine hasn’t bent in any way even after a pummelling at the beach
     
  21. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you carry your phone in your front pocket?
     
  22. Wyckham macrumors regular

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    Mix of back and front pockets... Use two for Pokemon Go... Sometimes coat pockets, 6 Plus and 6s plus have less micro scratches than 8 plus with same circumstances.
     
  23. Jim165 macrumors member

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    7 months
     
  24. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    So? It can still bend. the phone is not "made" out of glass but the front and back is.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    If it bends then the glass would crack, so the question would be more in relation to noticing the glass cracking vs. bending specifically.
     

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