Is my iPhone 6 bent?

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  1. brando123b macrumors regular

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    With all the talk over bent phones I noticed there may be a slight bend in my 6. It's tough to tell w/ the naked eye but it seems like there is some imperfection.

    I left the camera hanging off the end of the desk so that the raised lens would not interfere. If it was totally flat I would imagine it would not rock like that correct?

    http://youtu.be/APxdNxL73Bw
     
  2. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    WARNING: This video was filmed in portrait. Viewer beware!!
     
  3. brando123b thread starter macrumors regular

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    You are also freaking yourself out for nothing!
     
  5. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe your table is bent

    But in all seriousness, that is kind of weird. I just tried this with my 6 Plus and it doesn't wobble like that. And yes I made sure to hang the camera off the edge of the table like you did.
     
  6. brando123b thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not terribly concerned - I was just adding some anecdotal evidence to the "Bentgate" issue.

    Certainly it's not something that impact daily usage but I've never once thought about bending my other iPhones.

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    You'll notice I let the camera hang off the edge of the desk as to not artificially create a wobble.
     
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    OP, don't do this to yourself. It's not worth it.
     
  8. brando123b thread starter macrumors regular

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    You guys are like a support group. My only concern is that it's 5 days in and it's feasible that through daily usage I have somehow affected the shape of my iPhone...

    Still have at least 2 more years to go!
     
  9. coinerlover macrumors newbie

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    no it's not bent
     
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    I can't definitively say yours is bent, but I can say this. After using mine for 5 days, keeping it in the front pocket of my relaxed fit jeans (not skinny jeans, but not crazy baggy either), I have not noticed one iota of bending. Granted, i do keep it in a hard case, but I've done that since the 3g.
     
  11. sportello macrumors member

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    Mine does the exact same thing. Doesn't bother me now, as it's so slight. If it gets worse over time, then there's a real issue.

    Still, Apple should have anticipated this. There's really no excuse, except that they thought no one would notice.
     
  12. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    your table is warped! next;)

    on a serious note, I would get it replaced! worry about it!!!

    Stress has already created a little strain, it will only get worse. Once its soft enough, it will buckle.
     
  13. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    It only happened in your nightmares, son. Don't fear the bentness.

    I know a specialist that can help, send me a PM if interested.
    Very good psychologist.
     
  14. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    And that says it all. I put all my phone in cases. If I had an iPhone 6, it would be going in a case 100%. I had my 4S in an otter box and I never had problems.
     
  15. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Since you filmed in portrait in going to have to assume if the phone is bent it's your fault.

    Seriously though it's hard to tell from there
     
  16. rkuo macrumors 6502a

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    Easy way to tell if the table is flat is simply to flip your phone over and see if it rocks on its face. If it doesn't rock, then you have a problem.
     
  17. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    It might be very slightly bent. There is a higher chance of that then the glass being out of level in a 4" x 5" area. You can see the phone flex slightly by twisting it.
     
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    or maybe it is the fact that the camera is raised.
     
  20. sportello macrumors member

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    His camera is hanging off the table. He made a point of that in his post and in the video...
     
  21. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    The camera is off the table. But you knew than because you watched the video...:rolleyes:
     
  22. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    No excuse for what???? I mean dammit. every year it is the same BS. People complain about something, say apple messed up, that they should have known better, etc. yet next year you will be right back there to buy their next "MISTAKE".

    I mean geez people. if you don't like a product DO NOT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  23. sportello macrumors member

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    Well, I like Apple's phones, and I really dislike Android. So, there's not much choice except to provide some feedback in the hopes that Apple will pick up on it for future iterations.

    I'm saying Apple should have anticipated that, yes, phones are exposed to a variety of conditions in their lifetimes, and made an ever-so-slightly more durable frame. It's awkward that you can bend it if you try, let alone have it happen during shipping or with light use. I do think it's a little different than the bent iPhones of the past, because the case design seems much more fragile this time around. I never put a case on my old 5 (or even the 4 before that), but with this I feel like it's almost a requirement.

    I'm not bitching. I do like the Plus and recommend it to everyone.
     
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