I bent my iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iapplelove, May 12, 2013.

  1. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Well my perfect launch day iPhone is perfect no more.

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    And to be honest it must have happened in my pocket cause it never was dropped.
     
  2. srsub3 macrumors 6502

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    do u use it in the back pocket? did you sit on it while in your pocket? other causes I can't imagine.... sorry for that...
     
  3. chumawumba macrumors 6502

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    Is it just me, or is your MaBook Pro look Anodized black???
     
  4. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ha good eyes.

    It's just a black speck cover

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    And don't usually put the phone in the back pocket but something bent it lol. It's livable to me, I'm easy.
     
  5. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a

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    your jeans might have been too tight.. don't wear skinny jeans
     
  6. rovex macrumors 65816

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    That in itself would bend a metal frame? :confused:
     
  7. iapplelove, May 12, 2013
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    I don't wear skinny jeans . In fact most of my pants are pretty loose.
     
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  9. cynics macrumors G3

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    This is more a knock against Apple if people need to wear iPhone compatible clothing.
     
  10. darster Suspended

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    Android phones don't have this problem. They make them so big that they don't fit in pockets anymore. Apple will follow suit in the next few years, so bent phones will never be a problem again.
     
  11. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    That would be my guess. That or you rock some skin tight skinny jeans! :eek:
     
  12. adam044 macrumors 65816

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    Plastic tends to be more flexible... Would you like some ice for that burn?
     
  13. darster Suspended

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    Sarcasm went right over the top. Did you hear it go by? :) Either way, if you sit on your phone, plastic will crack, aluminum will bend and glass will shatter.
     
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I think it's perfectly believable that the phone bent under the right conditions. Nobody with baggy pants has ever sat down and felt their phone really tight against their leg? Come on. Happens to me all the time. Jeans are generally Levi's 351, of sinilar cut ( technically not baggy, but loose Fit). Luckily, no bending (yet).
     
  15. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    I think it would be very interesting to know the difference in structural rigidity between the iPhone 5 & shorter 4 & 4S. Actual data would be fascinating.
     
  16. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    Skin tight jeans here,

    iPhone 5 still perfectly fine :p

    Now if only Apple could give me one without dust in the camera.....
     
  17. mchnc macrumors member

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    Aluminum has elongated at volume button hole. It is designed to be the weakest point, so that is expected result.

    The volume button hole area from inside the shell, there is very tiny section of aluminum left:
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    Simple FEA-simulation spots the highest stress there:
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  18. iapplelove, May 13, 2013
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    This is true,my pants although not "baggy" are pretty damn loose, I'm a size 32 and usually go with a 34. Still not sure exactly when it happened.

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    Not sure if u can see in the pics but exactly over the minus volume button is where the stress fracture is.
     
  19. Smartass macrumors 6502a

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    so now people need to go and buy new jeans just because of some poorly engineered device?
     
  20. 3rd Rock macrumors 6502

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    Common sense...Do not put an expensive smartphone in your rear pants pocket. I have a case hooked to my belt. Easy to get out, no issues of it ever being bent. Even placing an iphone in the front pockets when you sit down, it may cause bending if its tight, not loose fitting. ;)
     
  21. walie macrumors 6502a

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    oh really? then explain these quotes from this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=17184031#post17184031

     
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  23. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My phone has never once been in my rear pockets
     
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    Yes, however there could be a situation with the phone in a front pocket.
    If the pocket was deep, and you squatted, your upper front thighs could exert enough force.

    It an aluminum thing. I'm a firm believer in waist cases with belt loops. Not just clips.

    It also helps my Testicles receive less Microwaves. :apple:
     
  25. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    Sorry. They must have given me yours. I've never had that problem. Sorry for the inconvenience.
     

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