iPhone 5 suggestion to avoid bending?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by m1kygarcia, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. m1kygarcia macrumors member

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    Hello guys, i know it may be a silly question but, i just got the iPhone 5 and for the most part i´m happy with my purchase.
    since reading all the threads about the iPhone 5 bending i´d like to hear some advice and suggestions for taking care of the device.

    Right now, out of the box i´ve installed protector films on both front and back and put it on the incipio dual pro case, but i´ve read that even that is not enough and in some cases the iPhone bends.

    so telling from those of you that had more time using it and not bending, i´d like to hear some advice of taking care of the device.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. veneto macrumors member

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    It takes a lot of effort to bend your phone. It's like bending a MacBook.
     
  3. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    dont put it in your back pocket when you sit down
     
  4. m1kygarcia thread starter macrumors member

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    i didn´t wrote that down because it seems more than obvious to me, can´t believe people actually do that.

    thanks :D
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    This is probably the major cause for bending - I'd say keep it in your front pocket and you should be ok. I keep mine in the front pocket and its been fine
     
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  7. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Don't use it. Keep it safe at home, preferably shut down.
     
  8. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    A case can give some a false sense of security and think that it will stop it from bending. It will not:rolleyes:
     
  9. m1kygarcia thread starter macrumors member

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    I might do it, # lol. You know that feeling of that's thin enough... Man I wish this thing to be more thicker... It's giving me more worries than my wife hehe

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  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Get a thicker phone then.
     
  11. m1kygarcia thread starter macrumors member

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    Nah I guess, I'm gonna venture in the wild and take my chance. I'm actually enjoying the phone
     
  12. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    OR slightly shorter as the increased length of the 5 is just as much part of the problem, if not MORE so, than it being thinner.:rolleyes:
     
  13. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    It takes some serious trying to bend the phone unless you really sit or drop something heavy on it.
     
  14. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    How does 2 thin sheets of protector prevents bending? They must be some kind of super-high tech invention - NOT.

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    Spend enough time in this forum and regale yourself with perfectly serious questions like: It is OK to keep my phone in the pants during a downpour? and more recently, What happens when I drop my iPhone?
     
  15. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    One advice: Trade up to the 5S - liquid metal.
     
  16. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    ever since I know that the iphone 5 can bend, I always hold my phone in a case and never put it in my pocket.
     
  17. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    How many people here would bet the i6 will STILL BE THINNER than the i5? I mean comeon after awhile, it seems ridiculous but Apple is obsessed with thin.
     
  18. m1kygarcia thread starter macrumors member

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    I Just don't see how are they going to make it thinner
     
  19. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Thinner with perhaps the same aluminum casing ? More bending complaints since it will now be easier to bend. Nope, not going to happen ;)
     
  20. stormchaser macrumors 6502

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    Buy another and glue them together :)
    Seriously don't worry it won't bend.
     
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  22. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    I am surprised Apple still uses aluminum. My 10 years old Sony obsolete laptop uses magnesium. There are lots of metals that are stronger than aluminum given the same thickness. OK, they maybe more expensive but how much more material are we talking about.

    the i5 seems to use aluminum all around too, not just the back. Remember the 4's ring? that's is stainless steel, stronger.
     
  23. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    well, the best idea is to send it to me for a few years, then in like 2015, i can send it back and you will have a sorta near mint iPhone 5 :D
     
  24. Motherload0211 macrumors member

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    iPhone inside a belt case or in a sleeve case placed inside my shirt pocket. :D
     
  25. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Buy a mobile phone not made out of beer cans, like the upcoming plastic iPhone.
     

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