Could I have bent my 6S trying to take my Speck case off?

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  1. kingneptune117 macrumors member

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    Walked into a Verizon store today and they just happened to have gotten 2 64 gig 6S's in stock. The luck is real today (or was until I got this case...)

    I picked up a speck case because I loved the way it looked and felt. I wanted to take it off when I got home to show my girlfriend the gold backing and GOOD LORD is it hard to take off. Like seriously hard! I had to put a sock over my hand to get extra grip to pry it off. I first peeled back one corner of the case, and then the other corner on the same side.

    Honestly, it took A LOT of force to get it off. Finally it came off and my thumb really hurt.

    I am worried I somehow may have bent my phone or something. I didn't see any bend when I inspected it, but maybe that's just me? I tried setting it flat down on a smooth flat table, and the phone wobbled back and forth slightly. Although this may be the table since in another spot on the table it didn't wobble at all (basically). However, when the phone is in the case, if I tap on the middle of the back of the case, it sounds more hollow than if I tap on the back towards the corners (I am probably over analyzing this...).

    The phone appears to be functioning normally but it just scared me. I can't see myself taking it off again.

    Any similar experiences or advice? I really love the case and how snug if is and I want to keep the case but this whole thing scares me.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Allin44 macrumors 6502

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    No need to worry. It's extremely unlikely the 6S will bend under anything but extreme circumstances. I know you're worried, but tests have shown the force required to bend the 6S is significantly more than that of the 6, and I can't fathom how it would occur while taking off a case (regardless of its fit) unless that was your intention. You can breathe.
     
  3. kingneptune117 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the reply. I was worried about bending it or maybe even damaging the components inside. In my opinion Speck has really dropped the ball here. While it is a beautiful and functional case, it is WAY too tight. I am not kidding when I say it took about 5 minutes of prying to get it off. At one point I had to stop because my thumb hurt so badly.
     
  4. Allin44 macrumors 6502

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    Bizarre. A case should never be designed in a way where it is that difficult to remove. I had read other reports stating similar things and that's one of the reasons I stayed away from Speck this time, despite their cases impressing me in other ways.
     
  5. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    It's because the 6S is bigger than the 6 in size. Not the fault of the case if it was made for the 6.
     
  6. kingneptune117 thread starter macrumors member

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    The case box said that it was for the 6/6s.
     
  7. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    Yes, because Apple said 6 cases fit the 6S. But in reality, the phone got bigger and the cases didn't, so they are going to be a tight fit
     
  8. kingneptune117 thread starter macrumors member

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    So Speck blindly updated their boxes to say 6/6s without even testing them? That seems like a really poor choice to me. I don't keep super current with the Apple products, but I knew that the 6S is every so slightly thicker. If they took the time to update their boxes they should have taken the time to throw a case on a 6S. A customer should not have to worry about cracking their phone in half while taking off an ~$50 case. And again, I love this case besides this issue.
     
  9. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Its the cases fault, not yours. Case says it was made for 6/6S but is very tight=cases fault. I don't think the phone is bent though as I've had cases like this on my 6 and it didn't bend. Felt like my thumb was sprained after removing it once too. It was a eBay case lol.
     
  10. scjr macrumors 68000

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    It's a tough case to remove on the regular 6 and 6+. I've installed and removed it from my 6+ many times and while it takes a good amount of force to remove it, you won't bend the phone. Enjoy your phone.
     
  11. wproct macrumors 6502

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    My Speck Mightyshell case for my 5s fits very tight. That's both good and bad. I like for a case to fit very snug. However, I wouldn't buy the Speck again if I planned on removing the case often. The 5s is pretty darn strong so I don't think bending would be an issue, however, I can't say about the 6s.
     
  12. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    The 6S is too strong for a case to bend it. But, it's true that Speck cases are near impossible to take off. I've tried a few and it's always a struggle. This was a couple years back though, but it doesn't sound like they've gotten any better since.
     
  13. mzengr macrumors member

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    My Speck case has a very snug fit but I have no problems taking it off. I definitely don't think I can bend my phone while doing so.
     
  14. baaaste01 macrumors newbie

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    Well, if you look at the speck case and try to bend it at the weak points of the phone, it will not bend. So your iPhone 6s won't bend in this case even it the iPhone 6s is strong alone. When taking off the case, remove the the top corner of the side with the lock button. Once removed, you can see that most of the phone is still in the case and the case bends at the rubber part of the lock button. This means that the phone isn't being bent BECASUE the case is protecting it form bending still. Then once once corner is out pry the phone out. Keep in mind that the iPhone 6s bends under 170 lbs of pressure and most human hands can do that.
     
  15. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    I have the speck candyshell grip on my 6s.

    I've taken it off multiple times. It does get easier. You have to start at a corner and you learn after a few times now to take it off. Speck do have a YouTube video showing how to properly remove the case. Give it a watch.



    I've examined my phone very closely and laid it flat on the table etc numerous times and thankfully it's perfectly fine.

    Apple don't tend to make the same mistake twice. Bendgate will never happen ever again.

    But I like yourself did have a bit of a worry the first time I took it off.

    I had the same case on my 5 and it was just as right.
     
  16. JM macrumors 6502a

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    Found your post. I just bought a Speck case and I REALLY had to put pressure on the phone to get it in.

    Now I'm scared I hurt the phone. Everything works though.... hope everyone's comments are right so I can stop freaking out and worrying.
     
  17. kingneptune117 thread starter macrumors member

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    You're fine. I have OCD, and it makes me worry extra. Yes it is hard to put on. My 6s served me well for the year I had it, and there was no bend even after taking it on and off multiple times.
     
  18. bonjourx macrumors member

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    Not trying to scare anyone but Ive had speck case for my 6 plus back then and i promised to never use it again after it bent my phone, thank god I got lucky apple replaced my phone because it was only a month old. Never using speck case ever again.
     
  19. JM macrumors 6502a

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    Cool thanks. I feel better now after looking at the case many many times to see if it was warped in any way. I think I'm at a good place now, but I'm going to dread taking it off to clean the dust out.
     
  20. scjr macrumors 68000

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    I had a Candyshell grip on my 6 Plus for awhile. Very tight case. I installed and reinstalled it many times. No issues.
     

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