Here's a bent iPhone 5s

Copefree

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My buddy came over this weekend and, nonchalantly, asked me if I'd ever seen a bent iPhone (he is a non-tech guy who doesn't pay much attention to gadget news).

I said, "GET OUTTA HERE!"

I thought he was just messing with me and all of the hoopla lately about the bent iPhone 6 Plus'.

Well, here you go, he said it must have happened at work while in his pocket (he works in manufacturing):





It still works just fine - no issues with functionality.

And, for the record, my launch-day iPhone 6 Plus still isn't bent.
 

lke

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Jun 19, 2009
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When I buy my iphone 5 some years ago when it was released I remember checking for any bend issues before accepting it at the store.

There are a lot of threads about the bend issue of the iphone 5 and because of that I check if it was 100% perfect without any issue.


The iphone has bend issues since the iphone 5 and Apple has done anything to fix this issue.
 

Jayson A

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Sep 16, 2014
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Yes, the 5 and 5s can be bent but they take a LOT more force to bend a 5 due to it's size and thickness.

By the way, I put a ruler on my iPad mini and its sunken a little in the center. Never noticed before.
 

Cool Pup

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Jun 18, 2010
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Sure, it happened. But look at how much thicker the 5s is to the 6/Plus, which means it requires a lot more pressure to bend.

Again, there will be more bent 6 Plus models than any other phone because of the structural integrity of the device.
 

kingofwale

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we all know that 5S is almost twice as strong as iPhone 6.

so I would recommend your friend not to do the same thing if he gets a iPhone 6.
 

alphaod

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I've seen friend's bent iPhone 5. Not as severe as your friend's, but it was noticeable.
 

McDaddio

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Not the same as the 6+

Many of the bending 6+ are 128g which was NOT an option on the 5s.

The extra weight of those extra 64G may create a potential magno-imbalance which, coincidently is nearly perfectly perpendicular to the plane of resistance near the volume buttons.
 

flyinmac

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Sep 2, 2006
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My buddy came over this weekend and, nonchalantly, asked me if I'd ever seen a bent iPhone (he is a non-tech guy who doesn't pay much attention to gadget news).

I said, "GET OUTTA HERE!"

I thought he was just messing with me and all of the hoopla lately about the bent iPhone 6 Plus'.

Well, here you go, he said it must have happened at work while in his pocket (he works in manufacturing):

Image

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It still works just fine - no issues with functionality.

And, for the record, my launch-day iPhone 6 Plus still isn't bent.
That's not bent... However, you are now in violation of nondisclosure agreements for leaking the prototype of the top secret iPhone Flex... nice going... better pack your bags... lol :p

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Chuck Norris could bend a boulder.
You just bent my mind :eek:
 

Matacarvalho

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Jun 4, 2013
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My buddy came over this weekend and, nonchalantly, asked me if I'd ever seen a bent iPhone (he is a non-tech guy who doesn't pay much attention to gadget news).

I said, "GET OUTTA HERE!"

I thought he was just messing with me and all of the hoopla lately about the bent iPhone 6 Plus'.

Well, here you go, he said it must have happened at work while in his pocket (he works in manufacturing):

Image

Image

It still works just fine - no issues with functionality.

And, for the record, my launch-day iPhone 6 Plus still isn't bent.
That iphone saved his life from something :p
 

mtneer

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Sep 15, 2012
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Tons of posts from 2012 with bent iPhone 5's in the archives. "Bendgate" was first coined back then.
 
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