I am the latest victim of the 6+ bending

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  1. mailboxbetacoin macrumors 6502

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    Just so the naysayers include me in their stats, my 6+ has started to bend after 15 days of use.

    The bent is not yet visible to the naked eye, but failed to pass my daily test:
    - place it, screen down, on the same surface
    - tap it on each of the 4 corners

    Until today, the phone was as flat as the table, today it started wobbling significantly when taping two opposite corners.

    Have had every iPhone since the first generation, have used this one the same way, carried in front pocket when on the move, and usually on a table when at home or work. Never used in a back pocket, didn't run into any situation that prompted me to check if my phone was damaged either, just day to day normal usage.
    The phone has been in Apple Leather case from the first minute.

    There are already a couple of negative impacts from the slight bend:
    - when tapping on keyboard with phone flat on table in its case, phone wobbles
    - phone has become noisier when vibrating if on a table
     
  2. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    Sorry to hear that..you should put a case on now...
     
  3. javaGuru macrumors 6502a

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    Mine wobbles a little when on a flat surface. But, mine is due to the protruding camera.
     
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  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Clearly if you have to give your iPhone a daily test, then you should return it and get something else.
     
  6. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    Sooner or later the naysayers will become believers.

    Too many folk are reporting this problem for it to be categorised as an imaginary issue.

    OP - take it back to apple if within 14 days... if not, you will struggle given the slight nature of the defect. Hope it does not get worse.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    It isn't visible to the naked eye and you can only notice it when you lay it face down and push on the corners? Basically, if you weren't checking it every day, you'd never know.
     
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  9. mailboxbetacoin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    and maybe you should read the posts from now on, before commenting on them.
    case (by Apple), has been on fro the first minute I have used my phone
     
  10. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Wow. I haven't been performing a daily bend test... I feel like I've messed up somehow.

    Does your phone still fail the invisible warp test if it isn't in the case? Just curious.
     
  11. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Did you even read the opening post? Unless he has a time machine your advice is literally a day late and a dollar short.
     
  12. iMaven macrumors 6502

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  13. RDAR macrumors 6502

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    Maybe that's why he said he placed it screen down so the camera wont be in the way and it's not suppose to wobble?

    Edit: Actually reading some of these posts makes me laugh. The OP clearly states his scenario and people are still asking questions he already answered.

    Do you/should put a case on it?
    Is it under the 14-day return window?

    lol unless they are just trolling?
     
  14. mailboxbetacoin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    want a picture of what exactly? told you I could not see the bend by just looking at it, I think I was pretty clear about that

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    been 15 days... either way, I am not interested in getting a similar unit, would rather hear confirmation that Apple has silently fixed the issue, then go get a replacement
     
  15. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Seriously, pop it out of the case and try. Just to be sure it's not the case that is becoming minutely misshapen.
     
  16. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    15 days is actually pretty borderline. OP may find an Apple store willing to accept a return for a refund
     
  17. mailboxbetacoin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe read my post completely if you want to comment on it, I mentioned a couple of negative impact already form the slight bent

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    yeah, put your phone under a leg, I do that all the time
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Daily test? Your anal retentiveness seems to be the real issue here.
     
  19. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    For the cost ... the OP has a right to expect a phone to be reasonably durable and defect free.

    I can understand the concern... if it has started to bend after 15 (fifteen) days then what will it be like after 50..100...500 days.
     
  20. javaGuru macrumors 6502a

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    Could be. I guess I should have read the entire post. :)
     
  21. mailboxbetacoin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah, I test it with the case off
     
  22. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    If it is truly bent, it should be enough to see if you take a quality photo..
     
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  24. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    don't judge.
     
  25. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    There won't be any "silent" changes to the 6/6+ design because it would quite possibly be the loudest "silent" event that's ever occurred. Apple's devices are under incredibly detailed scrutiny at all times and any internal changes would be detected immediately by people like iFixit, resulting in a huge media storm that would make the initial "Bendgate" stuff microscopic by comparison.
     
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