Bent my iPhone 6, got it replaced, what now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by notaznguy, Aug 16, 2015.

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Recommendations on what I should do? Here are the options I'm looking at

  1. Buy the thick case and cross my fingers

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  2. Sell now and spend an extra $200-300 to upgrade to the 6S when it comes out

    9 vote(s)
    64.3%
  3. Other (Write in Thread)

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  1. notaznguy macrumors member

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    #1
    I bought my iPhone 6 (64 GB, Space Gray) back in March '15 and I noticed it was bent last week when I was sending a text message and noticed the phone stuck out toward me unusually. I'm not really sure what was the exact cause, but I can tell you I didn't do anything dramatic to cause it. In other words, I did not sit on it, or roll over it, or any of that.

    That being said, I will admit that I do wear skinny jeans...really skinny jeans actually, and I do leave my phone in my front pocket a lot, even when it's really hot. The combination of heat and tight pressure from my pockets when sitting down probably put a lot of pressure on the phone and bent it.

    Apple was kind enough to replace it free of charge, but I'm not sure what I should do now. I've thought about putting it up on ebay and getting maybe $600 for it since I got a new phone. I could then use the money and put it toward the 6S, where allegedly the bending issue is fixed.

    On the other hand, I really don't want to spend another $200-300 on the 6S after only owning the 6 for like 5 months. I was hoping to keep this thing for 2-3 years. I was previously using a Diztronic case, which is made of silicone. I'm guessing this isn't a good idea since the silicone case isn't very rigid. I thought about buying a thick and stiff case. Perhaps that will give the phone some reinforcement and prevent it from being crushed by my tight jeans and fat thighs.

    Any recommendations on what I should do now?

    Edit: here is the case I was using: http://www.amazon.com/iPhone-Diztro...1439790124&sr=8-1&keywords=iphone+6+diztronic

    This is the case I'm looking to buy: http://www.amazon.com/New-Trent-Tre...439790116&sr=8-1&keywords=iphone+6+case+trent
     

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  2. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    #2
    If it were me, I would sell it now and get the 6S
     
  3. jdag macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    "That being said, I will admit that I do wear skinny jeans...really skinny jeans actually, and I do leave my phone in my front pocket a lot, even when it's really hot."

    I would change my behavior.
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I'm admittedly bad at math, but if you're planning on getting $600 for your 6, how are you going to spend $200-$300 on a 6(S) again?
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    #5
    If your jeans are doing that to a piece of metal imagin what there doing to your bits! ;)
     
  6. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    For only $200-300 more you could have an iPhone 6S along with all the new features/improvements they've made to it (significantly better camera, faster processor, better battery life, force touch display, and who knows what else they might've changed). I say spend the money and get a 6S.
     
  7. notaznguy thread starter macrumors member

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    Assuming the iPhone 6S 64 GB will be priced at $749 for a unlocked phone...749 + 9% sales tax where I live = $816.41

    Assuming I sale my phone for $600 flat, I will need to spend a total of $216.41 to buy the iPhone 6S.
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Gotchya. Was thinking $650, not $750 (forgot it was a 64GB). Best of luck!
     

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