iPhone 6 Shop Demo - My Observation

tripoli8647

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I went to a local network today to purchase an iPhone 6. Today is launch day in Ireland. They had a shop demo in a box and I asked to have a play before purchasing.

I am the first person to defend Apple but this phone was opened three hours previous and sat mostly in it's box and was visibly bent. It was very obvious just below the volume rocker and you could clearly see the glass was not flush with the metal.

In their defence, I asked to see another that was being set up for a customer which looked a lot better but not perfect.

The thing is, you could get lucky with your purchase but any slight pressure in your pocket and this is likely to happen.

I guess I will wait for a few months until the production is revised and this issue is addressed. It's clearly an issue.
 

Cojm

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I went to a local network today to purchase an iPhone 6. Today is launch day in Ireland. They had a shop demo in a box and I asked to have a play before purchasing.

I am the first person to defend Apple but this phone was opened three hours previous and sat mostly in it's box and was visibly bent. It was very obvious just below the volume rocker and you could clearly see the glass was not flush with the metal.

In their defence, I asked to see another that was being set up for a customer which looked a lot better but not perfect.

The thing is, you could get lucky with your purchase but any slight pressure in your pocket and this is likely to happen.

I guess I will wait for a few months until the production is revised and this issue is addressed. It's clearly an issue.
Or maybe some other customer came in and said "HMMMM I wonder how easy it is to bend!" check out apple stores all over, people bend the phones there all the time now.
 

tripoli8647

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Or maybe some other customer came in and said "HMMMM I wonder how easy it is to bend!" check out apple stores all over, people bend the phones there all the time now.
I don't have the luxury of checking an Apple Store but fair point. The assistant told me it hadn't been out of the box much and hadn't even noticed it. She asked me if I bent it. Hence my assumption.

I've never seen a bent 5/5s shop demo either!



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You are sooooo full of it.
Hi

xx
 

Cojm

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Sep 19, 2014
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When the 5s Came out with the pain issues people came in to scratch the phones, with the 4 people came in to try and give them the grip of death, people have little respect for demo phones.
 

tripoli8647

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Fascinating...
Glad you stopped by for a read and felt the need to respond.

xx

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When the 5s Came out with the pain issues people came in to scratch the phones, with the 4 people came in to try and give them the grip of death, people have little respect for demo phones.
Completely agree. Again - this was stored in the back room and was brought out. It wasn't passing around the store. In a similar shop, they had a 6 attached to a desk, and it was also not flush.

Anyway, my point is, the glue-setting / rocker 'part' may be revised (just like the Antenna issue) and we may see a revised batch. It stopped me buying anyway.
 

ajm222

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I went to a local network today to purchase an iPhone 6. Today is launch day in Ireland. They had a shop demo in a box and I asked to have a play before purchasing.

I am the first person to defend Apple but this phone was opened three hours previous and sat mostly in it's box and was visibly bent. It was very obvious just below the volume rocker and you could clearly see the glass was not flush with the metal.

In their defence, I asked to see another that was being set up for a customer which looked a lot better but not perfect.

The thing is, you could get lucky with your purchase but any slight pressure in your pocket and this is likely to happen.

I guess I will wait for a few months until the production is revised and this issue is addressed. It's clearly an issue.
6 or 6+? Surprised you saw two bent 6's.
 

puma1552

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OP, did you bother looking at the first page? This is the eleventy billionth useless bent thread.

Mine isn't bent after a week. If you are worried about it, don't buy it and buy someone else's plastic fantastic and move on with it.
 

kinster

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I went to a local network today to purchase an iPhone 6. Today is launch day in Ireland. They had a shop demo in a box and I asked to have a play before purchasing.

I am the first person to defend Apple but this phone was opened three hours previous and sat mostly in it's box and was visibly bent. It was very obvious just below the volume rocker and you could clearly see the glass was not flush with the metal.

In their defence, I asked to see another that was being set up for a customer which looked a lot better but not perfect.

The thing is, you could get lucky with your purchase but any slight pressure in your pocket and this is likely to happen.

I guess I will wait for a few months until the production is revised and this issue is addressed. It's clearly an issue.
iPhone 6? I heard it's hard to bend that one.
 

tripoli8647

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6 or 6+? Surprised you saw two bent 6's.
Yeah, a black and a white.

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OP, did you bother looking at the first page? This is the eleventy billionth useless bent thread.

Mine isn't bent after a week. If you are worried about it, don't buy it and buy someone else's plastic fantastic and move on with it.
Sorry.

I've had every other iPhone and want a 6. Hence me sharing my thoughts on revised production given the issue is so apparent.

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iPhone 6? I heard it's hard to bend that one.
As did I - Disappointing.
 

Tthomas612

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Yeah, a black and a white.

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Sorry.

I've had every other iPhone and want a 6. Hence me sharing my thoughts on revised production given the issue is so apparent.

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As did I - Disappointing.
I've had my iPhone 6 for a week now... Bought it on launch and its caseless...

I'm very OCD ABOUT my phone... This phone IS NOT bent... Why would an iPhone 6 bend??? I'd really like to know...

Also I always say post the pics of the bent phone or it's not true
 

sjperformance

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That phone was easily bent on purpose. Here in Miami I have 3 Apple stores all close to me. I've gone to all 3 and seen many many many 6 and 6+. None are bent.
 

tripoli8647

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That phone was easily bent on purpose. Here in Miami I have 3 Apple stores all close to me. I've gone to all 3 and seen many many many 6 and 6+. None are bent.
Great - hopefully that's the case then (pardon the pun). We may leave this thread to die now for fear of me upsetting forum members.:(
 

tripoli8647

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Here's a new video from USA Today.

Can you really bend the iPhone 6 Plus? Watch as people try


So I'm confused after seeing the results of that video as to what you saw. Seems like you're implying that people may have put the store demos in their pockets and sat down? Is this the only store in the world that doesn't tether their demo phones to a counter that would prohibit that?
I'm not into making up stuff for the sake of it but this was bent. I'm sorry I didn't take a photo now. In time, they will have it on display but I guess for today, it was in a drawer for anyone who asked to hold one.

In fact, I may go back later to back up my points here..

Here's a 6 plus in another store I just visited - that was not accessible by bend-testers.
 

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daviddcmd

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Those of you claiming your phone isn't bent after a week, why aren't you concerned that maybe after a month, two months a year or eventually it will be.

Clearly there is an issue with the 6 plus and perhaps the 6 over time. Don't bury you head in the sand.
 

tripoli8647

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Those of you claiming your phone isn't bent after a week, why aren't you concerned that maybe after a month, two months a year or eventually it will be.

Clearly there is an issue with the 6 plus and perhaps the 6 over time. Don't bury you head in the sand.
Dangerous territory there David - the attack will follow!
 

TWO2SEVEN

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Those of you claiming your phone isn't bent after a week, why aren't you concerned that maybe after a month, two months a year or eventually it will be.

Clearly there is an issue with the 6 plus and perhaps the 6 over time. Don't bury you head in the sand.
AppleCare+
 

l3uddz

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I'm not into making up stuff for the sake of it but this was bent. I'm sorry I didn't take a photo now. In time, they will have it on display but I guess for today, it was in a drawer for anyone who asked to hold one.

In fact, I may go back later to back up my points here..

Here's a 6 plus in another store I just visited - that was not accessible by bend-testers.
Guess your implying its bent at the bottom end of the screen? lol. The weak point is around the volume buttons from what I have read. Also do you not see the small piece of plastic underneath the bottom end of the screen in that picture, which would be the reason why it looks slightly slanted/*bent*
 

tripoli8647

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Guess your implying its bent at the bottom end of the screen? lol. The weak point is around the volume buttons from what I have read. Also do you not see the small piece of plastic underneath the bottom end of the screen in that picture, which would be the reason why it looks slightly slanted/*bent*
No plastic visible when you see it in person. I tried to replicate my view as best as I could with a camera-phone. Near the rocker or otherwise, the screen is no longer flush.

It's hard to convince people that this IS in fact a possibility. Incredible that so many people are out to defend a 650euro+ piece of hardware so much without even conceding to the possibility.
 

Tthomas612

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Those of you claiming your phone isn't bent after a week, why aren't you concerned that maybe after a month, two months a year or eventually it will be.

Clearly there is an issue with the 6 plus and perhaps the 6 over time. Don't bury you head in the sand.
I'm concerned to an extent after a month maybe it could bend ... The point of this thread is a BRAND NEW phone and what in saying is ... My week old phone IS NOT BENT!!! it's an iPhone 6 not the 6+ and it is not bent after 1 week ... It's fine.

Will it in a month ... 6 months... A year? In a year I'll have a 6s so...
 

kinster

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Those of you claiming your phone isn't bent after a week, why aren't you concerned that maybe after a month, two months a year or eventually it will be.

Clearly there is an issue with the 6 plus and perhaps the 6 over time. Don't bury you head in the sand.
I'll deal with it in a month or two then.
 
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