Has anyone bent their 6S Plus yet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Caris, Feb 2, 2016.

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Has your 6S Plus bent?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    Just a quick one.

    Someone I work with recently got an iPhone 6S Plus and I've fallen in love with it. So I'm pretty tempted to sell my 6S and upgrade, the only thing that's putting me off was the whole bendgate thing last year.

    So I just wanted to ask if anyone has bent a 6S Plus? I know they're stronger but I also know they're not indestructible. I also wear skinny jeans... I tried a 6S Plus in them and it fit surprisingly well, I just worry about a losing its shape over time.

    So has anyone had any issues?
     
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen videos on this. The 6S+ seems to have a stronger body than the 6+.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No issues.

    I wear cargo jeans. Always goes upside down, screen facing out in a side pocket. Gets placed somewhere safe when I sit down.
     
  4. powerbook911, Feb 2, 2016
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    powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    There were some YouTube tests right when the phone launched. I remember one had to use two people to start to bend the phone. It was very strong.
     
  5. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    No issues I do carry mine in jeans front pocket a bunch. It's not real comfortable while driving typically in front pocket but I have done it some. Usually it's uncomfortable enough to make me take it out before going far in the car.
     
  6. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't sit on it, it will not bend. Common sense! Fact, the people that have beny phones put enough presure on them to bend it, their fault, nothing more. Common sense!
     
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    If you really put great effort into bending the phone, it will bend ... as will every other smart phone.
     
  8. HEK macrumors 68030

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    The yet part of your title makes it sound like it's inevitable. The change to 7000 series aluminum along with design re-enforcement changes make the 6s and 6s Plus phone more than twice as strong.

    There was a YouTube video that tested the older 6 Plus design vs the 6s Plus design. The outcome was it took more than twice the bend load to begin bending the aluminum case of the phone.

    This is a solved issue. But I am sure some idiot will manage to bend it by sitting on it in back pocket over a hard bench edge.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not directly related to the topic, and I think we might have touched on this to a small degree at some point not too long ago, but, out of curiosity, why with the screen facing out? I certainly do the same when it comes to it being upside down as that puts the speaker and the headphone jack close to the top of the pocket (although prior to iPhone 5 it wasn't as easy consideration given the headphone jack placement), but I generally would put the screen toward the leg rather than facing outside (at least to give the screen that extra bit of protection).
     
  10. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just to be clear, I'm more worried about the skinny jeans or slim fit trousers doing harm over the long term.
     
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  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    A number of reasons, none of which add up to much.

    For some reason it just feels more natural to me to do it this way. My grip on the phone seems better (to me) when the screen is facing out when I pull the phone out then it does when facing in.

    Also an old habit carried over from my years with my HTC Touch Pro. That phone had a tendency to butt dial/execute acttions on it's own whenever the screen was facing in. Facing the screen outwards stopped all of that.

    Unlikely to happen with an iPhone but after 3.6 years with that phone it became a habit.

    With the screen facing out the phone is also less prone to scratching against anything that may be in my pocket. I'd rather scratch the housing instead of the screen.

    And lastly just a continuation of my habit to lay my phone down face up wherever it may be, some of the time on my leg when I'm on the couch. Lots of people lay it face down, but I don't care for that. If your phone is sliding around wherever it is you've placed it you can scratch the screen. Again, I'd rather scratch the housing. And if the screen lights up for a notification or call I can see it instead of having to flip it over.
     
  13. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I had an iPhone 6 Plus. It never bent. I gave it to someone else and they are still using it... still no bend.

    My iPhone 6S+ also, has not bent yet.

    Any phone will bend. The 6+ got a lot of attention because it was an Apple product, and because it was so thin. Does it bend more often than other phones? I'm not sure there's been any real search on that.

    But even if you look at all the owners of iPhone 6/Plus phones, and the ones that ended up bending, the percentage is really small. Odds would've been very good that if you bought a 6+, you never would've had a problem with it. And with the stronger materials in the 6S Plus, it's even less likely you'll have a problem now.

    If you want a 6S Plus, go buy one. You've already delayed your purchase over something that was very unlikely to happen in the first place.
     
  14. Freakonomics101 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 6+ and haven't had any issues with bending. If mine has no issues, the 6S+ definitely won't have issues. I put my phone in my back pocket while sitting down all the time too. No issues whatsoever.
     
  15. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    I carried my 6 Plus in my back jeans pocket and never bent it. I do the same with my 6S Plus. The whole bend gate was overblown at best and pure fiction IMO.
     
  16. arn macrumors god

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    The iPhone 6 Plus definitely bent a lot easier than the iPhone 6S Plus, and yes, there are multiple reports of it happening in regular use (including people who thought it was a made up problem). And sitting in jeans with your iPhone in the pocket is considered regular use. Apple specifically strengthened the new designs. Apple retail employees definitely saw bent iPhone 6 Pluses come in.

    To answer the OP, the 6S Plus isn't likely to bend in regular use.

    arn
     
  17. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Just cause yours didn't bend doesn't make it fiction!
     
  18. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    It wasn't nearly as widespread as rumored in the press... and the morons who created videos of themselves bending new display models in the Apple store just for the sport of it proved that it could be done.

    Now, if you treat a $1000 piece of kit with just basic common sense, it doesn't happen.

    I'm a big guy - well over 6' tall and over 240 pounds who carries my phone in my back pocket - you're gonna tell me that I am the exception? Meh. Wanna buy a bridge?
     
  19. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    If you are a male and you wear skinny jeans and keep your phone in your pocket, you deserve a bent phone. Just saying.;)
     
  20. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I don't care one way or the other about skinny jeans, but my question really is how is it possible to even sit down with a 6+ and tight pants on? I wear dress pants at work every day that are pretty form fitting (I'm a small dude, "straight" or "relaxed fit" pants look absurd on me) and I have a 6s in my pocket which is just on the verge of being uncomfortable....how does anyone sit down with a 6+!?!?!
     
  21. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    So you agree that it did happen?
    Thought it was fiction!
     
  22. arn macrumors god

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    You realize your counter to "it only happened to some people, and they extrapolated it to everyone" is "it never happened to me, and I'll extapolate that to everyone"?

    It did happen to people. Apple made structural changes in response to it. I don't see why it's so hard to believe that it did happen to people. For those people it was a "real" problem.
     
  23. lagwagon Suspended

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    You will cause more harm to your junk in skinny jeans than you would ever cause to an iPhone 6s.
     
  24. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    No. Never bent my 6+ either. Because I'm not an idiot who tries to bend a premium phone.
     
  25. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Hardly. I once had a doctor suggest that I could gain weight by drinking malts every night. Didn't help. Did that for a year.
     

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