Bend Gate has already been debunked! Please stop spreading the cancer!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bobby Corwen, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Article that explains it: http://www.cultofmac.com/297404/get-bent-shocking-history-bent-smartphones/

    As you can see its blown out of proportions and your own Plus will be fine day to day with how you've been using phones.

    Just be slightly more careful with the new size.

    YES you can keep it in your pockets if they are normal sized, the phone will not bend within reason. (Aka don't bend it)
     
  2. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

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    Macrumors will be the death of Apple. Who knew
     
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  4. bob24 macrumors 6502

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    The article is not debunking anything. As a matter of fact it confirms that before the 5, they couldn't find any picture of bent iPhones. And the 6 Plus is pushing the 5 design even further.
     
  5. erzhik macrumors 6502

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    You know what doesn't bend? Quality products like my Lumia 1520.
     
  6. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    I know this is mind blowing but here's a tip: Stop wearing tight hipster pants and use a normal fit or using back pockets where the pocket curves due to the butt.
    And no I don't have a physics degree just plain old common sense.
     
  7. bob24, Sep 23, 2014
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    I'm doing all that, but I am also realistic and I know that with a device like a phone which you are carrying with you all the time, once in a while there will be a situation where pressured is applied anyway without you realising or controlling it. Until the 4S I was confident my phones could take a good bit if pressure in case this was to happen ... with the 5 and even more so the 5 and 6 Plus, not so much. Luckily my 5 has been fine, but my brother who I know is very careful with his phone did get some damage on his 5s and has no clue how it happened.
     
  8. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Anytime a sibling claims being careful, they usually aren't lol. You should know that by now
     
  9. bob24 macrumors 6502

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    It's not what he is claiming, it is me knowing him and having seen him handling his electronics for the past 3 decades. But thanks for the advice ;-)
     
  10. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    So those people with bent phones made it up and were lying? Those jerks.

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    No its real, here is proof...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1788223&page=2
     
  11. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    Oh, we all feel so much better you cleared this up for us...:rolleyes:
     
  12. iososx macrumors 6502a

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    Silly me I was unaware that aluminum contracts cancer. But then again I'm not a doctor. I'd guess Apple uses cancer free materials.
     
  13. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Previous handlings doesn't negate the random bouts of lack of common sense in even the most careful.
     
  14. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well people are acting like the new phones bend like pop tarts.

    Im just trying to put it in perspective.

    1) It still takes a lot to bend even the Plus.

    2) Any phone can bend.

    3) No one should have or was expecting that it is or should be unbendable and invincible. That should not be an expectation or criticism.
     
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  16. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    Bend gate isn't a good name...how about we call it "physics"?
     
  17. scrtagntman macrumors regular

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    More new threads keeping the topic alive. lol

    If it was only a few phones, then it'd die down if not for the fact some of you can't help yourselves to defend your precious. I find that a little amusing. :D

    I'm sure it'll continue to be investigated and tested over the coming weeks.
     
  18. bob24 macrumors 6502

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    So even someone careful will once in a while expose their phone?

    I am confused, I though you said earlier that someone who is wearing the right cloth and with basic common sense will not have any issue ...
     
  19. Tsepz macrumors 68000

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    Multiple errors in that pathetic article, amongst many calling the Galaxy S4 'new' when its over a year old and even has a successor, and calling the S4 metal friendly, it isn't, it is plastic. Not a single 2014 competitor is named either, lol, oh no wonder...its Cult of Mac.
     
  20. Bobo03 macrumors regular

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    *scratching head*
    Do you not realize that you are creating MORE attention to the bend issue?
     
  21. bob24 macrumors 6502

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    And look at their picture of a bent "iPhone 4S" is is more like a 5 ...
     
  22. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    So the picture of the bent 4S at the bottom of the article doesn't qualify?

    Metal bends. Aluminium more easily so than steel. Physics, bitch.

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    After careful consideration, you may be right. The 4S has black antenna bands.
     
  23. Tsepz macrumors 68000

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    Reminds me of why I stopped reading that stupid site, lol, what a douche :D
    It's like they got some avg. joe from the street to write.
     
  24. golfdude macrumors regular

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    Personally I would rather deal with the potential for bending then having a heavier phone.
     
  25. iososx macrumors 6502a

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    Whatever the deniers want to call it doesn't fool intelligent people who don't promote Apple products as though they get Apples profits.

    If it was Androids people here would pounce like crazed lions.

    Common sense is what Apple is supposed to apply via skilled engineers. We are the paying customer... Oh wait! Apples perfect and operates consequence free. Yeah that's it.

    Stupid customers :)
     

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