Here's a bent iPhone 5s

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  1. Copefree macrumors member

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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):

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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.
     
  2. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Yeah the 5 and 5s also had some bending issues, the media just didn't jump on it though.
     
  3. lke macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
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  5. 617aircav Suspended

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    Is this supposed to be special, your buddy bending his phone?
     
  6. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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  7. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  8. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  9. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I've seen friend's bent iPhone 5. Not as severe as your friend's, but it was noticeable.
     
  11. mcdj macrumors G3

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    A boulder could not be bent. They should make the next iPhone out of boulders.
     
  12. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    I almost cant believe my eyes...at least it still works
     
  13. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Chuck Norris could bend a boulder.
     
  14. ag29 macrumors 6502

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    That's crazy, why not just put a case on the thing?
     
  15. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  16. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Anything? Could a 4/4S be bent?
     
  17. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    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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    You just bent my mind :eek:
     
  18. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Yes, mainly the frame. It just wasn't as common.

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  19. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    WOW! It looks like an illusion, because it's also made of glass.
     
  20. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Yes. Yes it could.
     
  21. Matacarvalho macrumors member

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    That iphone saved his life from something :p
     
  22. mtneer macrumors 68020

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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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