Is it bent? Someone put my OCD to bed!

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  1. georgerussos, Dec 14, 2014
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    georgerussos macrumors member

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    Hi and sorry in advance for the stupidity of this thread but this OCD is gonna drive me crazy eventually,

    I recently purchased an iPhone 6 but haven't used it for more than an hour, no pockets, just put it in cases with EXTRA EXTRA care. I've read so many things about the bending thing and I check my phone almost like every day to see if its bent lol. Today I put it on a table and I saw that if I press the bottom left corner the upper right (not the one with the camera) is raised by a little bit. Strangely, the opposite does not happen and I cannot produce this with the other corners or if I press any other part of the phone either. This one corner wobbles, however I extensively tested the phone and there are no signs of bending. Like if I press the middle of the bottom and upper parts it doesn't move. It looks dead straight.
    I read online about some reports with the the same thing happening to other people, one of them had a 6 too, but he could also see a slight bend. I tried the compass thing in the phone, laying face and backplate down and I got zeros from both sides so I don't know, is it really bent or is it supposed to do it? Weird thing is my 4S does this too. If it really was bent, shouldn't it be doing it from all corners? Like I checked and the phone looks pretty straight to me plus it couldn't have possibly been bent, it's not even been out of the house yet. Could it be the curved screen?
    I uploaded a vid for you to see. I know that's it's just probably my OCD (I honestly spent an hour just examining the phone) but I'm looking for other opinions to put it to rest lol. So please put it to bed. :(


    photo of it https://www.dropbox com/s/5e5fxektepvp9o2/IMG_0016.JPG?dl=0
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not seeing it, the camera angle isn't helpful but from my observations I don't see any bend in it.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Looks good to me, too. At most your device might be sightly "racked" and would be within normal operating parameters.
     
  4. georgerussos thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know guys, it looks dead straight to me. I can't have that much of myopia and be wrong. Like it doesn't wobble from any other spot and it's not curved, checked it on the surface and under different light angles. It's just straight. And the compass gives me green zeros from both sides too.

    I mean how could it even be bent? The only stress it was put under was getting out of a jelly case and being put in a defender one and I did this like it was a baby.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    It looks straight or bent to you? Now I'm confused.

    I think its fine, you asked for help, I provided my two cents, I can't tell if its bent by the video provided. It looks ok.

    Its a phone, use it and enjoy it. We're not talking about a ming vase from the 5th century. :)
     
  6. 63dot macrumors 603

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    As long as the thing works, just be happy about it. It's well established that it can be bent, but apparently not that easily otherwise it would be recalled.

    I would just protect it and use common sense. At least it's one of those things that when you replace it with new version, it won't matter anyway. It's not as if your spine is (too) bent or you bite is out of alignment. It's just a phone, although a very nice one, but perspective will have you use it as a tool and not have it use (or consume) you.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Bent and "racked" or slightly twisted are two difference things.

    Just my opinion but if it were me I would try to relax and enjoy my phone.
     
  8. georgerussos thread starter macrumors member

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    It looks straight to me. What terrified me was that I read that the bend test relies on the corners wobbling and since one of them 4 slightly does I thought it might be. Then I read that it's probably supposed to that because of the screen and the app gave me the zeros so I kinda calmed down.

    I took 2 more photos and to be honest, I think I'm bats*** crazy and trying to see something that isn't there. It's just that this bending incident and the things I've read online have honestly frightened me. This woman said her phone was in a hard case and it bent while she only put it in her purse.

    Again, sorry guys and thanks for being so understanding. You're very nice.

    https://www_dropbox_com/s/jr4zv1p0nswk4w7/IMG_0019.JPG?dl=0
    https://www_dropbox_com/s/c4isijubnede2ij/IMG_0021.JPG?dl=0
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Your fears are mainly a product of what is read in Forums like this.

    If you are having to look "real hard" to see if your phone is bent . . . . . . .

    Best of luck.
     
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    You bought a phone knowing it is fragile, so you have to accept it won't stay perfect or return it. Non reinforced aluminum big phones are going to bend or tweak a little with use.

    If you spent hours inspecting you phone already you going to have major purchase regrets. You could also just put it in a case and keep it there. Out of sight out of mind. If you can live with that.
     
  12. georgerussos thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey all, thanks for the input.
    I checked with another guy and he told me his phone does exactly the same thing, so I'm kinda inclined to believe it's the curved screen.

    I took two more photos. Have a look? Thanks :)
    PS. Thanks everyone for their answers, it kinda helped my OCD :)

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  13. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    Are you pressing the corners with the front facing down? There's a "wobble" thread on here, it's how I found out my same corner does the same thing when it's faced down. A slight 1mm "wobble". I passed by the Apple store the other day, talked to genius bar just to see what they would say, and they offered a replacement.

    I'm about to go get the replacement right now, but now I don't know if I'll get a yellow screen or not.
     
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    That is bent extremely bad. Send it back to Cupertino and ask them to analyze it at the lab. Jony will personally inspect it and replace the casing himself if necessary. Don't worry if you have Applecare+ or not they will take care of it.
     
  16. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    In all seriousness, it looks slightly bent to me.
     
  17. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I don't see a bend. The phone is fine.

    Honestly, all the scotch tape and whatnot you've got all over the back of that poor phone is uglier and more unsightly than any bend or scratch that phone could have. Relax. That phone is going to get some use, and with that use will come some exterior wear. Just accept it, and realize that when it becomes well worn, that worn nature will have a rustic patina to it that is also quite beautiful:

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    Or, go to a mall kiosk that sells clear iPhone body protectors and have them take all that ugly tape off and put a skin on that guy. It'll look so much nicer, and be so much better protected.
     
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    Do you know how to upload the photo here within your post. It won't come up on my end. I'm curious if it's bent. I'm worried about my 6+ bending. I inserted my 6+ in the apple silicone case and I was afraid if I place too much force and pressure, it would bend. I'm afraid to take off the case. I will need to when I travel to replace the sim card for the country I'm visiting. You have me worried. :(
     
  21. iososx macrumors 6502a

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    Regarding my iPhone 6+, I choose to get into acceptance that it's a fragile phone.

    That's not a complaint or criticism, it's simply a fact. I've had every iPhone, never used a screen protector and never scratched or even caused the slightest cosmetic marks on any phone. I'm very careful, yet fully enjoy every phone I own.

    Mine is now warped. I didn't say bent because it's not, just a minor warp. Using the special tools we have at work I was quite successful getting it back to nearly straight. That's good enough for me.

    I'm not happy because it cost just over one thousand dollars, for which I should get a premium phone not a fragile one. Yet decades as a loyal customer have taught me that sometimes Apple charges premium prices for product quality that's only average at best.

    Sometimes you get what you pay for, other times you don't.

    It's just a phone from a company that's well known for their smoke and mirrors marketing. I give them a lot of credit for the way they've generated massive sales and fat profits. :)
     
  22. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    I ran your video through a horizontal verification analyzer (the m-version, not the older l-version). It is fine and actually a bit more than straight.

    The numbers are: 0.011, 0.002 and 1.002 for the y-axis centerized determination.
     
  23. Cassady macrumors 6502a

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    Like your work!
     
  24. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    If the phone bends:
    1. You can always bend it back.
    2. It is still 100% functional.

    So be brave! Be brave! Find the courage to go on and try to have some context. Here is something that might help: things you should be afraid of include being pinned down by enemy gunfire during a war, facing a debilitating illness, watching your child die while hoping for a transplant.

    What you are afraid of is the very definition of first world problems.
     

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