iPhone 7 plus bend gate resolved?

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  1. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    im curious...I haven't seen much talk about iPhone 7 plus. Has it been fixed? I have iPhone 7 plus and it seems the material of the phone is sturdy. Anyone been the victim of the it?

    I'm not talking about siting on it or putting the phone in the back pocket...but more like cargo pocket or wherever you put them.
     
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    bend gate was "corrected" with the release of the iPhone 6S. Apple added a slightly thicker aluminum casing to increase the stability of the iPhone. With normal use, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 will not bend.
     
  3. Applejuiced, Nov 26, 2016
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    It was never an issue with the iPhone 7 to begin with.
    Like said above I believe they fixed it with the 6S release.
    Even though I never had an issue with my old 6 Plus, the newer devices have added aluminum case strength.
    But its still a phone, if you put enough force it will bend.
     
  4. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    "If you flex it, it will bend." - the voices in Kevin Costner's head.
     
  5. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I figured they added thicker aluminum.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    My 6+ never bent in the 2 years I had it. I figured it's because I don't abuse my phone.
     
  7. AppleB macrumors 6502

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    Same here. 2 year old 6 Plus never bent. I treated no different than any other phone I've owned. Still have it and the 7 Plus.
     
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    My 6+ was never visibly bent at all and still suffered from touch disease.

    I take very good care of my phones. I'm glad at least Apple corrected the design flaw for the 6s and 7+
     
  9. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well my first 6 plus did until I got lithonic rugged case which pretty guaranteed no bending. I also haven't abused my iPhone but then again how could one abuse their iPhone?
     
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    Many people abuse their phones. They do not take care of them and carelessly damage them.
    I have a coworker that has 2 broken screens and banged up all the sides on his new iphone 7.
    So far he already went through his 2 Applecare plus replacements.
    He needs like a tripple beefed up Applecare warranty cause he probably could go through 6 replacements in under 2 years.:D
     
  12. T5BRICK, Nov 26, 2016
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    I've seen quite a few people sit on their phones. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I never considered this normal. Even when I had my Nokia 8210(a fairly tiny phone), I took it out of my pocket when I sat down.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Apple went from the 6000 Series aluminum in the iPhone 6, to the 7000 Series aluminum for the 6s, which is the same aluminum used In the Apple Watch.
     
  14. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Which explains why there weren't much issue with ip 7 and p6s
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    Me too..I wouldn't consider that normal. I guess the new aluminum helped a lot.
     
  15. AppleB macrumors 6502

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    I'm working with a guy tonight whose iPhone screen is cracked top bezel is cracked. Bottom right side bezel is gone exposing the home button innards. Lol.
     
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  17. HEK, Nov 26, 2016
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    Thicker, along with design changes, shape around openings. And most significantly a stronger alloy of aluminum used in aircraft. Added in the 6s and 6s+. Carried over to the 7 and 7+.

    My son's and my iPhone 6+ never bent either. Of course we treated them as if they were phones and not blocks of steel. So that might have helped prevent bending them.
     
  18. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Don't presume to know how I treat my block of steel. It has only the finest accommodations and is lovingly doted upon both day and night.
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    It wasn't so Much as a design flaw per se, as it was using a different aluminum composition to allow the 7000 series to be More robust in the 6s/7.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Perhaps not a flaw per se, but not a good design/construction or material selection either given everything.
     

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