iPhone 6 is hard to pick up!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jayson A, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    I used to have no problem picking my iPhone 5s off of a table, but the 6 is freakin' hard to grip when it's laying flat on it's back. It's so flat and the rounded edges make it super slippery.

    Go ahead, try to pick up your iPhone 6 from the table.

    PS: I usually try grabbing it by the sides with my thumb and fingers.
     
  2. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    You need to work those figure muscles!

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    Get a case.

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    Use your pinky nail from one side of the phone to lift off the table.
     
  3. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Wipe the grease off your fingers first, nasty. :p
     
  4. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    I agree, it's so thin and the rounded edges make it very difficult to pick up...without a case.
     
  5. MJD Dawg macrumors 6502

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    We can only hope it's grease!
     
  6. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    I can pick it up much easier than the 5 and 5s because the 6 is slightly raised by the protruding camera and the rounded sides let your fingers slide under the phone right away.

    I'm not saying the protruding camera is a good or bad thing but I'm only answering the topic of this thread.
     
  7. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    It seems you only have two options.

    1. Take the table with you.

    2. Don't put it down.
     
  8. Jayson A thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's not about muscle. It's a slippery device

    I don't want a case. I like the look and feel of the phone when it's in my hand (after I freakin' pick it up that is).

    I tried that, but there's almost nothing for the nail to grip. It's just round and smooth.
     
  9. jayiw macrumors regular

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    I mentioned the same thing in another post. Anyway, maybe try this:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jayson A thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have that exact spatula!
     
  11. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Good your already a step ahead!
     
  12. jayiw macrumors regular

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    I knew that which is why I said to use it. ;)
     
  13. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030

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    One reason why I have this Incipio case for my iPhone 6:

    [​IMG]

    It actually makes it easier to pick up the phone. :)
     
  14. circa7 macrumors regular

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    You know you have a successful product when this is the kind of **** people complain about.
     
  15. ARH1956 macrumors 6502

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    No there is a third option. Lift one end of the table until the phone slides to the edge and voila pick it up. Be careful though if you let it fall onto the floor you'll be in the same predicament and will most likely just have to leave it there and go buy another phone.
     
  16. EJ8 macrumors 6502a

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    :: lays phone face down on bar ::

    Nope, came up pretty easily. 5 drinks in too.
     
  17. PNutts macrumors 601

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    After it spontaneously bends it will be easier to pick up.
     
  18. Rockies macrumors 6502

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    I feel that Apple is forcing you to buy one of there $45 cases due to the camera lens which extends out (would hate to have it scratched) and due to the rounded edges and difficulty in getting a good grip. I think Apple goofed on this one, they went for pretty instead of usability.
     
  19. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    How is the Edge? Mine is coming tomorrow.

    In the meantime, OP, try this:

    Finger-Weight-Lifting_o_20914.jpg
     
  20. tonyy macrumors 6502a

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  21. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    I think this is the easiest iPhone since the 3G/s to pick up....
     
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    You're picking it up wrong...
     
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