iPhone 6 will have bending issues?

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  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I may choose the smaller model simply because it seems like the phone may be prone to bending simply by having the phone in your pocket?

    I've actually bent my old iPhone 5 before, simply being at work, and having to bend down a lot to lift heavy items.

    Does anyone think the bigger the phone, the more susceptible to damage it is?

    It doesn't seem to matter whether they are skinny jeans, regular pants, or baggy.
     
  2. I7guy macrumors P6

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    I agree. The bigger the phone is the more likely to get damaged. No matter how strong apple makes it, there will be some reports of bending.
     
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    It could bend, but I've never bent an apple device.
    Like suggested, belt clip. If you are going to be bending down, use a belt clip to avoid it from being prone to bending as you bend down.
     
  5. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    I'm a bit worried about the 5.5" getting bent in my pocket but I think I'll give it a go and hope for the best. If I have issues, back to the 4.7" I'll go. :cool:
     
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    Any bets as to how long after the 6 is released when a customer chimes in on this forum and complains about his/her iPhone bent while in pocket ? I give it 5 days, tops :D
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    The iPhone 6 is reportedly even thinner then the 5, so the odds of it being structurally weaker are pretty good. So if you keep your phone in the back pocket, chances are the IP6 will bend
     
  8. ftaok macrumors 603

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    Here's my take on the issue of phone bending in combination with the rumors of the non-flush camera module/lens. This is totally cynical reasoning, BTW.

    I too have a bent iPhone 5. The bend is quite subtle and was caused by me trying to catch the phone, but instead slamming it on the side of a counter top. The case absorbed most of the damage, but there was/is slight bend to the frame. Almost undetectable.

    So how did I find it? I found it because I put my phone down (a few days later) on a flat surface and noticed that it rocked on the when I put weight on the bottom edge of the phone. I thought that maybe there was something under the phone, but there wasn't. Took the case off thinking there was a bend in the case, and nope. It was the phone. Looking at it sideways, you could barely see the slight bend. (NOTE - I did bend it back in the other direction so that it's really not that noticeable)

    Anyways, with a raised camera module, wobbling on a flat surface would no longer be an indicator of a bent phone. Therefore, the use of a raised camera is solely for the purpose of reducing service calls for bent iPhones. j/k
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Could be made out of different stronger material.
     
  10. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    "I had my iPhone 6 in my back pocket and when I sat down it bent! Damn you, Apple!"
     
  11. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Personally I'll wait till its released and see if any actual reports are made.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    It could but then I'm not holding my breath on such materials.
     
  13. itjw macrumors 65816

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    Glass has breaking "issues". Water has wet "issues". The sun has brightness "issues". And skunks have stink "issues".

    If you don't know by now that a thin device will bend (make it out of unobtanium... Doesn't matter if your fat rear sits on it...) then I dunno what to tell ya.

    What else has "issues" since we're just pointing out the obvious?

    Take care of your device, and it won't bend. Millions of people grasp this concept.
     
  14. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    Now it all makes sense.... you can't lay it flat on a surface with protruding camera and therefore you don't realise your phone is bent... genius Apple :D
     
  15. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll take the under ;)
     
  16. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Agreed. Queue the "I bought it and it bent by itself on the way home." threads.
     
  17. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    "Did I have it in my back pocket when I sat down? Of course not, Apple!" :D
     
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  19. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Everybody here knows where the "-gate" suffix originated, right? No fair using the internet. :D
     
  20. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    I bet Consumer Reports isn't going to recommend it. :p
     
  21. iososx macrumors 6502a

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    Traditionally Apple's always valued bragging rights and style over all else. As long as users are aware of the limitations that come with that practice it's easy to work around Apple's shortcomings. Every product is a series of compromises, so in that context Apples no different.
     
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    And it caught on fire too!!!!

    :p
     
  24. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    Oh man these stories, did anyone read that article today that a woman fell asleep with her phone and it rolled on her breast and burned her so hard she couldnt breast feed her child and now shes suing Apple. This was in the UK I think.
     
  25. myforwik macrumors member

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    I would like to know the amount of force it takes to 'bend' an iphone 5.

    I would say its far more likely that people have dropped their phone causing the case to skew rather than it bending from being in a pocket.
     

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