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Jayson A

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Sep 16, 2014
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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.
 

sillywabbit

macrumors 6502a
Nov 10, 2012
592
4
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.
 

Supermallet

macrumors 65816
Sep 19, 2014
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I agree, it's so thin and the rounded edges make it very difficult to pick up...without a case.
 

antiprotest

macrumors 68020
Apr 19, 2010
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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.
 

bpeeps

macrumors 68040
May 6, 2011
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It seems you only have two options.

1. Take the table with you.

2. Don't put it down.
 

Jayson A

macrumors 68030
Original poster
Sep 16, 2014
2,591
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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.

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.
 

jayiw

macrumors regular
Sep 23, 2012
134
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I mentioned the same thing in another post. Anyway, maybe try this:

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circa7

macrumors regular
Jan 8, 2013
204
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You know you have a successful product when this is the kind of **** people complain about.
 

ARH1956

macrumors 6502
Sep 12, 2007
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NE Alabama
It seems you only have two options.

1. Take the table with you.

2. Don't put it down.

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.
 

EJ8

Suspended
Oct 13, 2010
645
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:: lays phone face down on bar ::

Nope, came up pretty easily. 5 drinks in too.
 

Rockies

macrumors 6502
Oct 4, 2011
310
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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.
 
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