iPhone 5s bent in the middle.

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  1. YsoSerious macrumors 6502

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    Does the warranty cover this. Pulled phone out of pocket and realized it was bent in the middle. It's bent so much that the screen is popping out on top part of the phone.
     
  2. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Pic.
     
  3. YsoSerious thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    That should be a warranty issue, these phones shouldn't just bend... It also could be the result of a swollen battery.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    The can and DO bend. Many cases of people bending their phones. If the OP had it in his back pocket it can bend when you sit down. A friend had his 5S get bent in his front pocket when he brushed up against a table.

    The swollen battery happens over time and not where all is good and then all of a sudden the phone is bent.
     
  6. YsoSerious thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it's pretty weird, cause the screen is not cracked? It's just the back part of the phone is visibly bent. I don't carry it in my back pocket. However, I do work in a warehouse workplace and could have gotten hit by something while working. **Looking for iPad to take a pic**
     
  7. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Mine is ever so slightly warped, I think from the heat during charging. If I put it on a flat surface it rocks a little. This is invisible to the eye.
     
  8. YsoSerious thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here are some pics. Everything works on the phone, and screen is not cracked. The screen however is lifted on the top corners of the phone.
     

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  9. Brdl04 macrumors regular

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    Sitting on it is probably not covered under warranty.
     
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    I'd be pretty curious to know how it's bent in this shape, then.

    Usually this bending is caused by the iPhone being left in the back pocket of jeans, and then being sat on... a costly mistake.
     
  12. Salukipilot4590 macrumors 6502

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    I didn't sit on mine either and it bent....in an OtterBox nonetheless.

    Take it to the Apple store and see what they say, mine was replaced no questions asked.
     
  13. NotAdvisable macrumors regular

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    There is no way that an iPhone can magically bend (in such a protective case too) without some kind of force. Maybe driving over it or sitting on it, but I can't see how it would "just bend".
     
  14. Salukipilot4590 macrumors 6502

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    Not saying there wasn't a force, just saying that it wasn't purely by sitting on it or having it in my back pocket.

    In my case I bumped against a countertop the morning prior. That's literally the ONLY thing I think could have caused the bend while in my pocket.
     
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  16. YsoSerious thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Took it to Apple store today and got it replaced!
     
  17. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Did they say why they thought it was bent?
     
  18. nerdAFK macrumors regular

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    WOW!
    Smooth!
     
  19. marcosscriven macrumors regular

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    Actually it's quite possible for the batteries in such gadgets to expand, causing this kind of bending. I recall on my 2010 Macbook Pro the whole trackpad 'magically' bending up, due to the battery underneath expanding.
     
  20. Ayr macrumors 6502

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    We had two iPads, one of those was definitely a bit bent. Think I have a 2006 MBP that's a bit distorted as well come to think of it.
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Yep, friiend fo mine had his 5S in his front jean pocket and brushed up against a table and bent his. No doubt they will bend.
     

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