iPhone 6+ minor rocking normal?

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  1. me600 macrumors newbie

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    Hi MacRumors!
    New here, would like to ask a burning question for fellow iPhone6+ users.
    Is your iPhone 6+ totally flat when face down on a flat surface? It shouldn't rock at all like the gif below?
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    ^Image from internet source
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Nothing can be built to exact specifications, everything has tolerances. You'll always end up with some products on the outer edges of the specification that have minor flaws.

    Would most people notice it? Probably not.
     
  3. me600 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It got me worried abit, I didn't notice this initially upon unboxing. After some usage then I notice this weird thing going on before attaching a screen protector. Is this bendgate?
     
  4. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Probably. Your iPhone could be bent a little. I did the test too mine was totally flat, so I guess yes, it is #bendgate, but it should not affect your everyday iPhone life. If you constantly look at the bend like someone with OCD you might want to exchange it. But if you can ignore it, everything will be fine.
     
  5. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    Your sure its not the camera? lay it the other way.
     
  6. tdale macrumors 65816

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    Plus 1, the OP needs to lay it flat on the edge of the table with the camera off the edge.
     
  7. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Uh... did you read the post? Face DOWN.

    Anyway, people have already covered it. They make tens of millions of these. There are design tolerances. You can't expect every single example to be 100% perfect.
     
  8. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020

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    +1 you two need to learn to read, comprehend and look at the pictures.
     
  9. tdale macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, and has the OP tested the table top?

    Bend gate has caused issues to be looked for

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    Sorry, your right, didn't read the whole thread. My table top post applies ? Potentially?
     
  10. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    My mistake!!!

    Use the level app on the iPhone and put it flat against that tabletop to make sure its level.. or bent.
     
  11. Inframan, Oct 3, 2014
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  12. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a reason this should bother me? If i could imagine a scenario where I needed to use my phone while it was face down on a table, then perhaps I'd be concerned. For what it's worth, my 6+ doesn't have this issue, but I wouldn't really care if it did. Also it's possible that the surface of the wooden table wasn't perfectly flat.
     
  13. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    That won't work. The table doesn't need to be level. It's surface needs to be flat. He should try it on a variety of different surfaces if he really cares about a variance that small.

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    Yeah... you also need to slow your rush to fuel the bendgate fire and actually READ the original post where he clearly says the .gif isn't his phone.

    #fail
     
  14. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Try a different surface. Mine wobbles against some seemingly flat tables, but it doesn't wobble at all against my macbook and other metal surfaces (though I don't like putting the screen face down ever personally)
     
  15. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Do you plan to get a case, OP? If so, problem solved.
     
  16. Inframan macrumors 6502

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  17. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    Or maybe apply some pressure and bend it back to flat. :/
     
  18. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Don't do that.
     
  19. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    Nope.

     
  20. me600 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, my actual phone shows no presence of physical warping or bending of any sorts. Even the in-app spirit level shows 0. When placing a ruler over the front/back vertically, horizontally, diagonally seems negligible. Only facing down it shows very minute rocking, not as severe as the gif. Would you report or ignore, or get Apple Care + and consider replacing much later on?
     
  21. fotomarc macrumors regular

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    Table may not be flat. It could be the bevel edge. Get a soft silicon case for it!
     
  22. me600 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried it on various surfaces, same effect.
    Visualise front facing down, back facing up. (i.e. rear protruding camera is facing sky) I just have to state this because some people just don't understand.
    Diagonally tapping corners (near headphone jack) and (rear camera region) will then show the minute rocking.
     
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  24. fotomarc macrumors regular

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    iPhone 6+ minor rocking normal?

    If there is a problem bring it back to the store. Problem solved! Apple are good with genuine complaints. I have a iPhone 6 plus and it looks perfect!

    Just tested mine for rocking and it doesn't move!
     

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