Is the iPhone 6 also prone to bending easily?

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  1. entraik Suspended

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    I know the 6+ has all attention around it concerning the bending issues. What about the 6? Will a warm iPhone 6 be prone to bending easily as well? Makes me a bit paranoid... I even checked the straightness of it just a bit ago. :eek:
     
  2. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    If you really wanted to try, I am sure you could.
     
  3. entraik thread starter Suspended

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    well i worry about bending it even when simply taking it out of my case as it takes a bit of pressure.
     
  4. odds macrumors 6502

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    Don't believe all the hype/controversy surrounding the iPhone 6/6+'s vulnerability to bending. The subject is massively overblown. I don't own a 6 or 6+ but I can guarantee that if you're not a dimwit with the way you carry and store your phone, you're not going to have to worry AT ALL about bending your phone.

    If you must wear super skinny jeans, then find another way to carry your phone than your pocket.
     
  5. shaunmed macrumors regular

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    i dont know why people are harping on skinny jeans causing this, everyone who has complained has been wearing regular pants!
     
  6. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Some claim they are able to bend their phones with their mind.
     
  7. ThaRagingAsian macrumors 6502

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    yes, with a little force, you can bend any phone.
     
  8. mb335 macrumors member

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    I suppose if you stared at it long enough, it looks like it's bent. :)
     
  9. RyanG macrumors 6502

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  10. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    some iPhones probably have weaker aluminum shell casings then others, probably bad batches or so, but I cant believe the idiots who believe you cant bend other phones with the same pressure applied like in that i6 Plus video where the guy is bending the phone with his hands

    give me any smartphone, and I will bend/flex it the same way the guy did it to the 6 Plus
     
  11. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    Don't touch it. Touch it and it bends. It bends fast. Faster than you can believe. Don't Put it in your pocket. Don't wear tight clothes. And don't touch it. Good Luck.

    People assume that bending is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big rectangle of bendy wendy... Wibble-y wobbley... stuff.
     
  12. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I hear iPhone screens are prone to shatter if you crush them with a hammer.
     
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  14. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    Just to give a less derp-y answer....

    The actual structural integrity at the weakest points (buttons and sim tray) is going to be essentially the same, however the much smaller body means that normal situations the phone finds itself in (such as in a pocket while sitting) can't apply nearly as much torque to the phone and bending is going to be far less likely to occur.

    I'm not interested in addressing how much of an issue this actually is (I have no data), but purely in relative terms the "easy of bending" will tend to go 4/s < 5/s < 6 < 6+ simply because of the length of the devices relative to thickness.
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I doubt it will be as common as it is with the 6+.
     
  16. iregret macrumors 6502a

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    Apple sold 10 million iPhones. 2 people, on macrumors, somehow bent theirs. Yup, it's a catastrophe.
     
  17. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    All things are prone to bending.

    I don't think any iPhone is prone to bending "easily".
     
  18. nickdylan macrumors regular

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    Hopefully not. Just got AppleCare+ though after reading about all the bent screens, just in case.
     
  19. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    It appears to be a combination of heat (being kept in the pocket for awhile) and undue force on the phone when in the pocket (i.e. sitting). Don't sit with it in your pocket. Get a holster or a fannypack :D
     
  20. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I almost spit out my cabernet... Thank you I needed the laugh today #
     
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  22. scrtagntman macrumors regular

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    Heat? You know they make engines out of aluminum right?

    And a holster or fanny pack is not an option. At least for me. Hopefully my 6+ doesn't bend. If it does, screw Apple and I'll just go suffer Android a while longer.
     
  23. nilnova macrumors member

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    And me with my merlot. :D:D:D
     
  24. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    And how to you think they mold/shape it? They HEAT It.

    I was being facetious, hence the brig grin :D
     
  25. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    This is so dumb. Two people have bent phones here and it's viral. I'm sorry but that guy in the video was still using force to get the iPhone bent. So whatever. Either way glad I have the 6
     

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