Bending

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jayson A, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    So what ever happened to the #bendgate thing? I've had my iPhone 6 for 6 months and it's still straight as an arrow. Were all these people really trying to bend the iPhone instead of just using it as intended?

    I used to be so scared to put my iPhone 6 in my pocket in fear that it would bend, but lately, I just do whatever and it's still not bent.

    I gotta say, I'm not as careful with my iPhone anymore since the bendgate thing died down.

    Maybe they don't bend. Perhaps they were all lies.
     
  2. MNR macrumors regular

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    I believed that the bendgate just concerned the 6 plus ...
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I was in apple Monday next to someone getting a 6 replaced.
     
  4. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65816

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    The Bending issue was and still is very real. But at the same time, I definetly felt people blew it way outta proportions, especially since it pertains to Apple. Let's be honest, had this been LG or HTC...nobody would've given a damn. With that being said, the 6S/6S+ being a tad bit more bulkier would not be the worst thing
     
  5. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    A thin, oversized slab of hollow aluminium and especially one with weak points around the cut-outs for the buttons...is going to be rather open to being bent if you're not more careful than you ordinarily might be. This is kinda indisputable.

    I have a 6+ and it isn't bent, but I figured that I'm the last person this might happen to because I use a case and my phone is always carried in a jacket inside pocket. If my phone ever bends then there is zero hope for the design.
     
  6. Learylvr. macrumors regular

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    I think, some of these really snug cases are causing the slight bend at volume keys. This is just my opinion ... But some of my cases I really have to tug to remove them. I'm careful removing them, but they are so tight, I could see myself bending the phone.
    I would see it as my fault, as anything thin has the potential of bending. So I do my best, if I bend it, I'll either replace it or live with it.
     
  7. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    IF one bent their 6 or 6+ it was through their own negligence...... IF used properly your 6 or 6+ wont bend.
     
  8. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    Apple will make the 6S/6S Plus not bend as easily, just like they quietly fixed the antenna gate issue which, according to them never existed.
     
  9. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Conspiracy theorists unite.
     
  10. MH01 macrumors G4

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    The issue is still there, as its thin aluminium design, so if a user puts lots of pressure on it, it can bend. Users who are aware of this and take some caution will be fine. The iPhone 5 also suffered from it, users complained it bent after sitting on thier phones
     
  11. XRichard23 macrumors regular

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    I had a 6 that's I ended up trading an acquaintance for his 6 plus so I don't know if he ever bent the phone, as it was perfectly straight when I got it. But I one day noticed a small gap between the aluminum and the glass along the top of the phone. It took me a couple days to realize it was slightly bent. Anyway I ended up getting a really good bumper that I drop tested over three dozen times (I have AppleCare) and eventually the touchid stopped working. Went to apple store right before closing and they just swapped a brand new phone. Haven't bent this one and I doubt I ever will.
     
  12. Martin29 macrumors 6502

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    My wife has a 6 and it developed a slight curve over about a month. We took it to the nearest Apple Store 300km from here and they proposed to replace it for a fee of 285€. No deal!

    We then spoke to Applecare and they requested photos. Gave immediate approval for a free replacement so we headed back to the same store (another 600km round trip) She now has a replacement and our faith in Apple is restored.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I doubt Apple will do anything to the 6S. It will still bend with enough force. Maybe the iPhone 7 if they make it thicker!
     
  14. KTK1990 macrumors 6502

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    It got out of the media as the new phone buzz wore off.

    I have had my 6+ for 2 months now and it is perfectly straight.
     
  15. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    Apple only reported 9 phones bent.
    People also tried to make an issue out of their hair being pulled out by using the phone: (#hairgate)
    There were other attempted #gate episodes too, but none got any traction as much as the "bending" since it was easy to bend your own phone and claim it was a defect.
     
  16. wproct macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently still using a 5s, but when it comes time to replace it, if all the Iphones are as thin as the 6 or 6plus, the first thing I will be buying is a rigid/thicker case for it. JMHO.
     
  17. iosxuser macrumors newbie

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    i'm getting my iphone 6 this week... i sure hope it doesn't bend... i don't want to buy applecare for a phone that will cost me 200$

    i'll be careful.
     
  18. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Nine lol. Apple never really admit to much at all and I can assure you that there are more than 9 bent i6 phones out there in the wild, let alone the 6+.
     

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