iPhone 6S plus starting to bend/twist...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by colmaclean, Jan 6, 2016.

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If you sit your iPhone 6S plus on a desk (both screen up and down), does it sit flat?

Poll closed Jan 7, 2016.
  1. Yes, both screen up and screen down

    7 vote(s)
    77.8%
  2. No, it see-saws between opposing corners (either screen up or down)

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. No, it see-saws between opposing edges (either screen up or down)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. colmaclean, Jan 6, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016

    colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Anyone else noticing their 6S plus starting to go a little out of shape?

    The truth is, I only noticed when it was sitting on a desk, and it otherwise still operates perfectly.

    The phone doesn't sit flat and I can seesaw between two opposing corners (top left and bottom right with the screen facing up).

    I usually have the phone in my right trouser pocket and there have been a few times where its size has stopped me from bending over to tie a shoelace or whatever. This may be where the bend has been encouraged...

    Apart from that, I haven't deliberately tried to bend it!

    Given this, I'd like to ask this question of people who've had the iPhone 6s plus for more than a couple of months...

    * EDIT - I should mention that I have a case on my phone which negates the overhand of the camera, and it see-saws both face-up and face-down.
     
  2. soy macrumors member

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    You're aware that the camera sticks out in the top right corner and would cause the phone to wobble when pressing top left/bottom right with the screen up, right?
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    If you have been stressing your phone due to tight pockets or whatever, it is very possible it is "racked" or slightly twisted. It will still bend with enough pressure.
     
  4. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Put it screen down and I bet it won't wobble.
     
  5. convergent macrumors 68000

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    How would it sit flat when the camera sticks out? Your poll is messed up.
     
  6. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    My 6s plus looks slightly bent at the volume buttons, but its most likely a optical illusion as it doesn't move when laid flat over edge of a table
     
  7. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Must be a troll thread, the camera sticks out so it's obviously not going to be flat when laid on it's back.
     
  8. colmaclean thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Good point :)

    However, I have a simple clear case on mine which negates the camera's overhang.

    It also see-saws when laid face-down, so there is something to this...

    I've closed the poll now, as it is obviously misleading for users with naked iPhones!
     
  9. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    #9
    how much pressure is being applied to cause this from your pockets??
     
  10. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    You can lay it flat with the camera poking over the edge of a flat surface..
     
  11. colmaclean thread starter macrumors 68000

    colmaclean

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    Nothing too out of the ordinary. I cycle most days with the phone in my trouser pocket, but don't feel it causing any obstruction to movement.

    It's definitely a gradual occurrence, but hopefully it doesn't end up shaped like a Pringle!
     
  12. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    have you thought about getting a mount for your iPhone?
     
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  15. garycoleman2 macrumors member

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    OP, was your phone subjected to forces like this in your pocket?

     
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  17. EdwardSmith36 macrumors regular

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    It really sounds amazing, but are they really going to launch it in this year? that's big question for me.
     
  18. Low country macrumors 6502

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    So I just bought a new 6s Plus this past Tuesday and have it in the Evutec Carbon Osprey case and I noticed that when my 6sPlus was laying flat on its back in the case that when I would lightly tap out messages on the screen the phone would teeter or rock diagonally corner to corner (opposite corners of camera).

    I dismissed this as slight variations in the Evutec case. It's not the granite countertops in my home as they are dead flat according to starrett straight edges.

    I then removed the Evutec case and placed my 6s Plus on its back with the camera module just hanging over the edge of the granite enough to clear the camera so the iPhone would sit flat across it's entire back and sure enough, I have quite a twist in the iPhone. Mind you I'm not silly enough to place this phone in any pocket or sit on it.

    I got exactly the same readings regardless of where I positioned the iPhone so I'll be swapping this one out on Monday for a replacement. It was either machined improperly in the CNC machines or their jigs were not secured and positioned correctly OR the Series 7000 aluminum is simply stressed and has a natural warp/twist in it.
     

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