My 6+ bent and it didn't do it itself!!!

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  1. Bessos macrumors newbie

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    So the other day I (yes me) bent my iPhone 6+ Without it bending itself! I was off roading when I hit a ditch and the phone bounced from a cubby hole in the dash board and got trapped between my knee and dashboard.

    The phone bent around the SIM card slot to a very noticable degree but it took a big impact to the point I thought the screen would have shattered which it didn't. At this point I had 3 options:1 was to storm onto the Internet and slag Apple off to my hearts content, but I'm that kind of person.
    2 was to run straight to the apple shop and demand a replacement which would never happen as it was my fault.
    And finally 3 was to bend it back myself, which I did and it is now as good as new!!

    Basically what I am trying to say from that load of rubbish above is these phones don't just bend themselves! And by what I've read from some of the posts on this forum the past few weeks is that people really need to start taking responsibility for their actions before jumping the gun and blaming the product.

    Also for the record I am in no way an apple fanboy, the last iphone I owned was a 3G, in between that and the 6+ all my phones were android
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Good to hear some honesty!

    Also good to hear it can be bent back and still work perfectly!

    Does sound like you were having a great time!:apple:
     
  3. Toltepeceno, Oct 27, 2014
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    So if I take a sledgehammer and bend one that proves it takes that much force to bend it?

    I'm sorry, but as much as I think the bending is overblown what you have posted really proves nothing other than one bends in between a knee and a dash board. It doesn't prove it won't bend with less pressure.

    I think all of them could be bent back, but it they also bend with very little pressure why do that? It could still have a defect. It proves nothing at all.

    I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt as I am not willing to just automatically assume that apple is perfect and all people are liars.
     
  4. mercuryjones macrumors 6502a

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    How dare you! As the internet has shown, it's Apple's fault your phone bent! Please, send your pics to one of the nine so he can add you to the growing list of people with mysteriously bent iPhone 6 Plus' /s
    That said, sorry to hear that it bent, but glad to hear that you took matters into your own hands and fixed the issue.
     
  5. Bessos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not saying it won't bend with less pressure, I'm saying people need to get over it and stop blaming Apple for their own mistakes!

    From personal experience it doesn't bend from little pressure, I've had it in front and back pockets, used it while running/rowing in the gym in my pocket.

    Also for me to bend it back it took a fair amount of force which under normal use the phone shouldn't be put under.

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    Now you mention it I think I best upload a photo ;)

    I've got bigger fish to fry in life than a slightly bent phone at the end of the day, if it breaks I'll deal with it then but until that time I'm going to enjoy it as Apple intended :)
     
  6. Toltepeceno, Oct 27, 2014
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    Where is the line drawn though on how much pressure it should take to bend a phone? If it bends from just carrying it in a pocket then it's not acceptable. Jobs himself talked about carrying the phone in his pocket.

    You are making the assumption that people are doing something extra to bend their phone, assuming there is not defect at least on some of them. I'm not ready to assume that based on a story that sounds even more far fetched than a phone having a defect and bending. I'm not saying your story is not true, but even more far fetched.

    In other words it in no way proves there are no phones out there with defects.

    Also, how are you certain it actually took that much pressure to bend it? It may have bent with less. The tests showed it only took so many pounds of pressure to bend the 6 and 6 plus (I think 90 for one of them if I remember right). That's not much pressure. If you take a strength test for one hand 90 pounds is the low end of the scale for a male, really not a lot. I guarantee you had a LOT more pressure between your knee and dashboard than 90 pounds and it would have bent at 90 pounds with no defect, with one even less.

    Again, I think the bending is overblown or at the least doesn't involve defects on all of the phones but this proves nothing really other than it bends at that pressure. Your weight, forward force and the dash board probably put the weight far above 90 lbs pressure. Far above what is needed to actually bend one without a defect.

    Is there a defect on some? I don't know, I am only acknowledging the possibility.
     
  7. Xzentric macrumors member

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    My phone bent, with no known cause.

    Guess what, Apple replaced it.

    Then Guess what. My new phone hasnt bent.

    Your post proves nothing other than an ignorant attitude!
     
  8. Bessos thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Pics or it didn't happen.;)

    Sorry your phone was damaged, OP. I hope you had some sort of accidental damage protection for it.
     
  10. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    Who'd argue that? That's why you had no problem signing up a new account and yet again start up another senseless bend thread to keep the FUD fresh. Sam.....
     
  11. Bessos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it was my hands to bend it back aha
     
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    You seem to be making the assumption that everyone with a bent phone is doing something beyond normal handling to bend it. It's entirely possible some have a defect that is causing it to bend with well under even 90 lbs. I'm not ready to call Xzentric a liar and accept that whoever does the cases in china for apple is perfect.

    OK,
     
  13. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    I'm going tomorrow to apple store. Last week my 6+ bent without me knowing. I have never dropped it. I was the one that didn't believe in these bending issues. But it does. With my phone I scheduled a genius bar appt since I'm having issues listening to people while on call and people listening to me. Seems like a defective unit. I noticed these issues before my phone got bent. I have apple care + on my phone. Tomorrow I expect to walk out of there with a replacement unit. I wonder if I'm getting a refurbished or new unit?
     
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    Good point. Where are they people complaining about those that register to post this kind of stuff, I guess it's only those that post that it bent too easily.
     
  15. Bessos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, the only difference is I'm not blaming Apple like most other threads on here! I'm also out walking my dog and needed something to entertain me seeing as I forgot my headphones, hence me making an account
     
  16. justinbae macrumors newbie

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    do you some pics of it?
     
  17. justinbae macrumors newbie

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    did you have a case on?
     
  18. Bessos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh sorry "yeah it was my hands to bend it back......with a large amount of force aha"

    Is that any better for you?

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    Just a slim fit griffin case

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    Just a slim fit griffin case

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    Unfortunately not I bent it back straight away after stopping
     
  19. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    very cool of OP to write a story about how his phone broke and blame himself for it.

    Now let's take a step back and think about how much more grateful OP would be if the phone had survived??

    That's what 6S will probably be. and let's face it, 6 being 100% weaker than 5 is just not acceptable to most people
     
  20. Bessos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am very grateful as the force in which it got hit I thought the screen would have shattered! My knee hurt a bit too aha
     
  21. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    I've done much worse to phones before. I just feel our expectation of what a "phone" should be has been... lessen.
     
  22. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Honesty??? That's an odd thing to see here. And yes I'm calling the other bent phone owners LIARS!!!! While you may not recall when you may have bumped your phone against a desk, the bend occurred because of an external force. Own up to it like this guy.
     
  23. SuperCub macrumors member

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    Well done, Bessos. Yeah, these phones will bend with abuse. I keep saying that I could give an idiot a Ferrari and, with enough abuse, they coud bend it, also. Expense has nothing to do with invincibility.
     
  24. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you saying everyone is lying and has a motive against Apple? Otherwise, I can't see why else they would feel the need to lie on a forum. It is not like it helps their exchange/return go any easier.
     

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