My iPhone 5S is BENT after 3 Months!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by YungMoola94, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. YungMoola94 macrumors regular

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    Ok just for lolz.

    BTW: Do any of you know how I can get it replaced? Apple Store always asks me to show them the issue but I doubt they'll replace it since it's bent.
     

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  2. coolio93 macrumors 6502

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    When I went to the apple store this last weekend, I asked the genius I was working with if she had seen any bent iPhone 6's. She told me no but she also mentioned that if any were to come in, then they would be replaced under warranty as long as there was no physical damage. (indicating a drop or something of that sort)
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, make an appointment at the Apple store and pay the genius $269 for an OOW replacement.

    You are correct. And quit sitting on your phone in your back pocket!
     
  4. YungMoola94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So do you think I should give Apple Store a shot? The phone wasn't dropped or damaged.

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    Thanks for your input but it's not very helpful. I shouldn't have to pay OOP for a DEFECTIVE phone.
     
  5. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Defective? Riiiiiiight... :rolleyes:

    You sat on your phone when you shouldn't have and damaged it, that is not a defect.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Oh, the phone just bent on its own?:rolleyes: You sat on it, or otherwise caused this, therefore you should pay to have it replaced.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    You bent it, you can get it replaced by paying the OOW replacement fee.
     
  8. ttmrn macrumors regular

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    how it got bent is one question..
    why on earth u'd buy the 5S 3mths ago is another.

    but im not here to judge.. i was just highlighting it out.
     
  9. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    All caps and and an exclamation point let's us know that they're OUTRAGED!
     
  10. CoyoteRidge macrumors member

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    Maybe you should consider a nice case for your future device.
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    And means serious business.


    OP, did you buy apple care +?
     
  12. Gincoma macrumors 6502

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    The only way your phone bends on its own is if you gave it to David Blane, other then that you bent it some how some way unintentionally therefore you have to pay.
     
  13. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    Or did they at least write a sternly worded letter?
     
  14. YungMoola94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Geez calm down guys it wasn't sat on. It happened over time.
     
  15. teamjaycub macrumors 6502

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    This happened to my 5s and I had it replaced free of charge. I've looked into this, and it's a know defect. Something like the battery expands causing this. The bend is usually right by the volume rockers
     
  16. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    If I was the Apple genius you see and you told me that ^ this is how I would react:

    [​IMG]

    Metal phones don't just magically bend without some serious force applied (i.e. sitting).
     
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  18. indychris macrumors 6502

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    Probably while charging!
     
  19. YungMoola94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I hope he can understand.
     
  20. 700-Grizz macrumors 6502

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    Such BS--these phones don't bend on their own--You and everyone else that has a bent phone did it themselves--Period, end of story!!! --- was it bent when you bought the phone? Just what I thought NO!!!

    I have had every Iphone since 2007 when the first one was sold--I have NEVER bent an iphone!! I Now have a Iphone 6+, And guess what its not bent
     
  21. JWorld127 macrumors 6502

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    dude what the hell happened to your silent switch???? thats three months of use???
     
  22. coolio93 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. Go to the apple store. Despite what people say, some iPhones (5S and 5 included) do have structural defects that cause them to bend during charging. Its never happened to me but I've witnessed it with a friend of mine.

    Yes, some ppl do sit on their phones and try to make phony warranty claims....but some iPhones do have this problem.

    Take it in to the apple store - the genius there can decide what to do next. But be prepared to pay OOW costs if the genius determines it wasn't a structural defect in the phone.
     
  23. YungMoola94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dude calm down. Not every batch is perfect. Some have defects. That's for any phone not just iPhones.
     
  24. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Yup. Same here. I've owned every iPhone since launch, too.

    I had 2 different iPhone 4 models (black and launch and white when it was finally released). I even HANDED THEM DOWN TO MY KIDS.

    None of them has ever been bent.

    EVER.
     
  25. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Take it into Apple and see what they say. Worst they can say is "no". They will certainly be more polite about it than the MR lurkers lol.
     

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