How durable are the 6 Plus'

marty1990

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I finally got the Plus. First day a friend throws it around and shakes it. No drops.

I assume that wouldn't cause any problems, they're durable enough for that?

New toy, a bit overprotective.
 

Zxxv

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get a new friend or learn to stand up for yourself. i.e. punch them and scare the ****er
 

DoFoT9

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I have had my 6+ now for 3 months or so. it's in a rather small, cheap plastic hard case. i don't treat my phones with much respect, and it's held up very very well. example: dropped it in the running shower the first day. dropped it on tiles the 2nd day. no real issues, nothings broken, no scratches (thanks to case). and it's not bent.

should be fine, unless you doing something out of the ordinary
 

Newtons Apple

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As much as your friends enjoy playing with you new phone, I would think about which one would replace it if they dropped and damaged it. I have witnessed a brand new phone dropped face down with glass shattered by someone's friend and it was only two days old. The story did not end well and the owner ended up replacing the new phone. Lesson learned.
 

maflynn

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New toy, a bit overprotective.
You're not being over protective, I'm not sure how good a friend is that will throw a brand new phone. I suggest you have a discussion with him regarding respecting people's property and/or find a new friend.
 

CEmajr

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No way a friend is tossing around my nearly $1K toy.

I just use an ultra thin "like nothing is there" case and my phone still looks perfect after over a month of constantly going in and out of pockets and sitting on my car GPS mount.
 

Shanghaichica

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My 6 plus is 3 months old and it's been in and out of my bags and pockets. I keep it in the Apple silicone case. It's still in excellent condition, no bends, scratches or scuffs. As long as you treat it with a modicum of respect you'll be fine.
 

andyw715

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I use an Apple Leather case on mine. It has fallen a few times with no damage.

It also took a swim in the toilet* for about 3-4 seconds, and (knock on wood) so far so good. Works fine,

* clean toilet :)
 

DoFoT9

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You're not being over protective, I'm not sure how good a friend is that will throw a brand new phone. I suggest you have a discussion with him regarding respecting people's property and/or find a new friend.
To be honest, I'm surprised why the majority have chosen to lecture the OP on his lifestyle choices and not really answer his question. I mean, that's his own personal business - etc..
 

marty1990

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Yeah don't worry they won't be touching it again.

So, due to the fact the iPhone supports shake to undo, I assume what he did wouldn't do anything to my phone, correct?

I plan on keeping this the next couple of years so wanna know if it can stand up to stuff like that.
 

teknikal90

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Yeah don't worry they won't be touching it again.

So, due to the fact the iPhone supports shake to undo, I assume what he did wouldn't do anything to my phone, correct?

I plan on keeping this the next couple of years so wanna know if it can stand up to stuff like that.
these things are pretty durable.
cosmetic-wise, theyre not. but functionaility wise, they are.
 

scaredpoet

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Yeah don't worry they won't be touching it again.

So, due to the fact the iPhone supports shake to undo, I assume what he did wouldn't do anything to my phone, correct?
As long as your camera, buttons, speaker and microphones are working, and the screen isn't damaged, you should be good to go.

I plan on keeping this the next couple of years so wanna know if it can stand up to stuff like that.
It can, to a point. A couple accidental bits of rough handling now and then shouldn't be too bad. "Friends" deliberately roughing up your expensive phone is kinda asking for trouble, and you just might get it.