I'm really scared of walking around with the iPhone 6 Plus in my front pocket now

Heresiarch

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Have got my iPhone 6 Plus for two days. Today is the first day I bring it to work. And whenever I move around in the office with it in my front pocket, I can't help but put my hand in my pocket or just outside of it, just to protect my iPhone from bumping into all kind of hard stuff, such as tables, desks, chairs, printers, scanners, etc.

Paranoid? Maybe. While I don't think in normal usage the phone can bent itself, it is large enough and the aluminum is soft enough that even accidentally bumping my leg into a wooden corner of a desk will dent or even bend it.

The last time I actually deformed an aluminum piece of an iDevice was the iPad 2. I was hugging it in front of my chest in a crowded metro and my shirt button dented it (I'm a guy BTW).

My previous iPhone 4/4S/5 all have not received such babysitting and this is driving me crazy. Thank you #Bentgate people in making my life worrisome and my new device unenjoyable.
 

617aircav

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I'm really scared about this forum and all the new threads that beat a dead horse. You could have added this to the numerous threads on this issue.
 

lsatterfield

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I'm really nervous about it as well, so I'm being cautious.
Also, to the guy above me: There's no reason to be sarcastic; just mention he could have posted in another thread. :)
 

thegrants82

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Right here
Have got my iPhone 6 Plus for two days. Today is the first day I bring it to work. And whenever I move around in the office with it in my front pocket, I can't help but put my hand in my pocket or just outside of it, just to protect my iPhone from bumping into all kind of hard stuff, such as tables, desks, chairs, printers, scanners, etc.



Paranoid? Maybe. While I don't think in normal usage the phone can bent itself, it is large enough and the aluminum is soft enough that even accidentally bumping my leg into a wooden corner of a desk will dent or even bend it.



The last time I actually deformed an aluminum piece of an iDevice was the iPad 2. I was hugging it in front of my chest in a crowded metro and my shirt button dented it (I'm a guy BTW).



My previous iPhone 4/4S/5 all have not received such babysitting and this is driving me crazy. Thank you #Bentgate people in making my life worrisome and my new device unenjoyable.

Don't blame you at all. The plus bends so be very careful with it.
 

BvizioN

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Mar 16, 2012
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You can't possibly read this forum and not be paranoid about this device at the same time.
My suggestion is, try to enjoy your device and take stuff with a pinch of salt around here.
 

swerve147

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Jan 12, 2013
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Return it and be done with it. No point in getting stressed out by a stupid phone of all things.
 

zoonyx

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Oct 18, 2011
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I'm really scared about this forum and all the new threads that beat a dead horse. You could have added this to the numerous threads on this issue.
So what?

It's a forum, and like it or lump it, the bending IS a 'thing' that lots of people like to talk about.

Maybe the OP decided it didn't fit in another thread, and more importantly, who are you to decide what he should or shouldn't do?

Grow up and stop acting like you have any authority whatsoever.
 

tworth23

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Feb 12, 2010
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Have got my iPhone 6 Plus for two days. Today is the first day I bring it to work. And whenever I move around in the office with it in my front pocket, I can't help but put my hand in my pocket or just outside of it, just to protect my iPhone from bumping into all kind of hard stuff, such as tables, desks, chairs, printers, scanners, etc.

Paranoid? Maybe. While I don't think in normal usage the phone can bent itself, it is large enough and the aluminum is soft enough that even accidentally bumping my leg into a wooden corner of a desk will dent or even bend it.

The last time I actually deformed an aluminum piece of an iDevice was the iPad 2. I was hugging it in front of my chest in a crowded metro and my shirt button dented it (I'm a guy BTW).

My previous iPhone 4/4S/5 all have not received such babysitting and this is driving me crazy. Thank you #Bentgate people in making my life worrisome and my new device unenjoyable.
Buy yourself a nice leather hip holster case made by storyleather.com. If you tell me you cannot afford to spend $80 to protect your device then you shouldn't have bought the phone to begin with. The cases are custom made and are absolutely beautiful. Check it out.
 

Heresiarch

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Jun 17, 2012
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I've already ordered an Apple official leather case but it needs to take a couple of days to arrive. Besides, I prefer using it naked.

I am not an engineer but I feel that the phone can be bent (compareably) easily because of its flat back and curved sides. The 4/4S/5/5S at least all have straight, perpendicular sides ("|") which should resist force better than curved ones of the 6/6+ ("(").

As long as I don't bump into something it shall not bend, but if it does...
 

lsatterfield

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Sep 19, 2014
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I agree on the case points. I am using an apple case in order to keep the same form factor.

Try doing this as well; it's something I've done:
Normally, when I get a new phone, I'm very cautious with it anyways. Try and treat this phone with the same caution as a new phone--not one that could possibly bend. This way, your caution is directed towards the beauty of the phone, instead of a possible design defect. It will help your mind process having a new, shiny device and not worry as much!

Overall, if something is going to happen, it will. We don't know how big of a problem this is with the Pluses. If it's a large enough problem, no amount of Apple PR will be able to contain it, and it WILL have to see a resolution. So enjoy your phone and don't be concerned about the bending possibility. It seems that the bending doesn't stop the phone from working, so other than a visual aesthetic, it won't add up to much in terms of usage. Other than getting a case, I wouldn't spend too much effort in not doing what you already wouldn't do with your phone! :)

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what's up with these people bumping into things......?
People bump into things all the time. What's up with you not bumping into things? :p
 

tworth23

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Feb 12, 2010
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A plus on your belt? That would look like strapping a frisbee to your side.
It doesn't look to big, plus all my shirts cover the phone anyway. These cases can be custom made to fit phone with or without a case

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I've already ordered an Apple official leather case but it needs to take a couple of days to arrive. Besides, I prefer using it naked.

I am not an engineer but I feel that the phone can be bent (compareably) easily because of its flat back and curved sides. The 4/4S/5/5S at least all have straight, perpendicular sides ("|") which should resist force better than curved ones of the 6/6+ ("(").

As long as I don't bump into something it shall not bend, but if it does...
I use my phone naked too. These cases are CUSTOM MADE and they can make the case to fit without a case and it's not that big on hip. Plus, with it being on hip there is no need to worry, it's alwayd out of the way
 

gnasher729

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My previous iPhone 4/4S/5 all have not received such babysitting and this is driving me crazy. Thank you #Bentgate people in making my life worrisome and my new device unenjoyable.
No, if you are worry about carrying a phone with you, that's entirely up to you and what's going on in your mind. But if you do worry, maybe you should return the phone. If you're not happy as the owner of an iPhone 6, you shouldn't carry one.

You can't possibly read this forum and not be paranoid about this device at the same time.
My suggestion is, try to enjoy your device and take stuff with a pinch of salt around here.
Listen to this man. There's always a lot of nonsense on forums. And the biggest complainers probably never owned an iPhone in their life.

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I use my phone naked too.
Too much knowledge :eek:
 

Bazooka-joe

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Mar 12, 2012
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At the end of the day, its the price you pay for having a much larger than average sized phone.

"The bigger they are, the harder they fall".

I had a 6 Plus and exchanged it for a 6 after a week because the plus was just too bulky to carry in my pocket all the time. The sheer size of it means that it will always be more vunerable to knocks and bangs than a smaller phone if you carry it in your pockets.

When I carry my iPad around, it is in a case stuffed inside a man bag because if I dont do that, the size of it means there is greater risk that it will get knocked and damaged.

The Plus is a phablet and needs to be respected and treated as such rather than a normal phone.

Swings and roundabouts at the end of the day.
 

Eileen89

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If I have to be nervous about having a phone that may or may not have an issue with bending, I would not own it, period. I currently have the iPhone 6 which goes in my pockets all the time and also have a 6 Plus on order from Apple. I will put that in my pocket as well dispite the so called bending issues that "some" customers are having.
 

Buckeyestar

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Sep 17, 2011
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I've had my 6+ since launch day. I carry it in my front pocket of my work pants and my jeans. I drive one hour round trip to work with it like this in addition to any other driving. I work 40+ hours a week in a factory as an assembler, so I'm actually busting my tail and not sitting at a desk. I keep it in my front pocket all night at work. I've had no issues.
 

Nikhil72

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If I'm out and about my plus is in my pocket. Two weeks now. Jeans, sweatpants, scrubs, slim chinos. Two different suits including at a wedding where I danced for several hours, jeans for 7+ hours of airport and airline travel each way (slim fit, newly washed and dried prior to travel). Armband while I ran multiple miles; holster at the gym while lifting. The phone looks great; the only time I have it in a case is at the gym or in the armband while running. Just saying.
 

yoak

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Keep it in my pocket all the time. Not worried at all. It's just a phone, meant to be used. I really don't think it will bend very easily
 

Marli

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Apr 9, 2011
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Have got my iPhone 6 Plus for two days. Today is the first day I bring it to work. And whenever I move around in the office with it in my front pocket, I can't help but put my hand in my pocket or just outside of it, just to protect my iPhone from bumping into all kind of hard stuff, such as tables, desks, chairs, printers, scanners, etc.



Paranoid? Maybe. While I don't think in normal usage the phone can bent itself, it is large enough and the aluminum is soft enough that even accidentally bumping my leg into a wooden corner of a desk will dent or even bend it.



The last time I actually deformed an aluminum piece of an iDevice was the iPad 2. I was hugging it in front of my chest in a crowded metro and my shirt button dented it (I'm a guy BTW).



My previous iPhone 4/4S/5 all have not received such babysitting and this is driving me crazy. Thank you #Bentgate people in making my life worrisome and my new device unenjoyable.

Take it back and exchange it for a android phone of some description.. It think this is a much better fit for you personality... Then you won't have to worry about it..
 
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