How much structural rigidity will an Apple leather case add to 6 plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by dealmaker, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. dealmaker macrumors regular

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    So will I be safe to stick my iPhone 6 plus in my front pocket if I put the Apple leather cover/case on it?? Seems to be fairly rigid - so with the iPhone acting as a "filler" to the case will we be doubling the rigidity of the phone??...or do we need a huge bulky case??
     
  2. McDLT macrumors regular

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    carry it in the box it came in and you should be fine
     
  3. Korican100 macrumors 6502a

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    it has been established that 100 pounds of pressure will bend an iphone 6 plus to the point where it present a visible bend.

    do the math beyond that
     
  4. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Hi

    It seems from blogs etc that adding a case will help with any potential bend issue.

    My advice is to enjoy your iPhone and try to look past '#gate' issues.
     
  5. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    I have my 6+ apple leather case, but not my 6+ (yet).

    The case is fairly flexible so I can't imagine that it'll add much in the way of structural integrity. It won't hurt. But ultimately it's soft sided all the way around so...
     
  6. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Don't wear skinny hipster jeans and you'll be fine.
     
  7. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I'm still not sure how you can bend a phone by having it in your front pocket at all.
     
  8. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    Not much. I'd say if you're putting enough pressure on it to bend an aluminum phone, the case will just bend right along with it.

    I carry my 6 plus in the Apple leather case in my front pocket and I never feel any sort of pressure on it. I guess it just depends how tight your pants are.
     
  9. tongefactor40 macrumors regular

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    There was a video out there for the 6+ in a Spigen tough armor case that faired really well during the bend test... the guy really went at it and the bending was very small.

    Ultimately I would think that the more rigid cases would fair better - especially with more built-up edges.

    I wish someone would come out with a titanium-backed-type case. Just something really stiff.
     

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