Sat on my iPhone SE

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  1. iphonefreak450, Aug 31, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2016

    iphonefreak450 macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2014
    i accidentally sat on my iPhone SE and then realized no damages happened. I sat on it while it was on my bed.

    Anyways, I thought to myself that this phone feels and looks wel built compared to the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S7 phones.

    Has anyone say on their iPhone SE or even all other newer iPhones?

    I still think that the SE is well built and much more rugged.

    Of course, I would not throw it or drop it, but how many of you even carry your iPhones in your back pocket and sit on it?

    Do you realize some damages?
    I see some people who tend to put their iPhones in their back pockets.

    I'm sure if It was an iPhone 6 that I had sat on, some damages might had occurred compared to an iPhone SE.

    I even held an iPhone 6 before and the construction felt light and cheap.
  2. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    I sat on my 6S plus last night. It's still doing well. No damages. Just the same as before I sat on it.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The iPhone SE is a great phone and has a great build quality, but for that matter, any iPhone you sit on is subject to damage, no matter how durable the Phone is.
  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The SE's size gives it the advantage when sat on.
  5. Geert76 macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    I sat on my wife last night, luckily no damage :p
  6. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    You sound like you're trying too hard to justify owning an SE.

    Ive sat down with an iPhone 5 in my pocket. Ive sat down with a 6S. And a 6S+. Ive sat in cars, on benches, on grass, on streets and on beds. Ive seen my kids step on their iPad Mini. I've caught them standing on my iPad Pro 12.9. I've seen my wife's 6S+ fall out of a purse and onto concrete. I regularly throw my 6S+ like a frisbee across the room and onto the couch. I've had my kids see me do that and grab the phone and throw it back at me and hit our stone countertop while I was yelling "No, Dont!". And you know what? No damage.

    After years and years of being fairly abusive to my tech then they've survived everything because my gadgets are tools and I treat them like tools.

    My point in all this? EVERY Apple product is built for use and abuse. But that doesn't mean they are immune to damage. People break 4" phones just as often as they break 3.5" phones, 5.5' phones or 9.7" tablets. But its not usually crazy adventure, its often a crazy fluke where the product survived a skydive crash but didn't survive a 12" fall out of a car door. So if you're really worried about sitting on a bed and damaging your products then shell out the money for a Squaretrade or Applecare warranty because it doesnt matter what you buy. Things break.
  7. lyceumHQ macrumors 65816


    Aug 4, 2010
    I sit on my 6s at least once a day.

    I did the exact same thing with my iPhone 5 for the three years I owned it.

    Were you honesty expecting it to be damaged because you sat on it whilst it was on the bed?

    Are you like 800lb? Is your bed made of stone?

    This is honestly one of the strangest threads I've seen on this forum.
  8. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
  9. techiebug macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2013
    Let's be real here. The build quality of the iPhone SE is the same as the iPhone 5s, which is obsolete and wrinkled old. Yes it may be durable. But just like the old Nokia phone
  10. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I've never owned a phone that has bent from sitting on it, Android and iOS.
  11. GrandeLatte macrumors member


    Jul 2, 2016
    I'm pretty brutal with my phone, it's holding up alright.
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    A perfect example of how squeaky wheels and 24-hr media have influenced public perception. If someone thinks it's newsworthy that his/her phone didn't bend when sat upon (on a bed, no less) then something is wrong.

    This is largely why I get so irritated when members start fishing for the next "scandalous" iPhone-gate problem.

    I'm conservative in every sense of the word, but every time I visit my parents and a Fox News ALERT flashes across the screen, I'm somehow reminded of reading Henny Penny to my daughter.

  13. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    I think that the lack of SE-specific threads in this forum testify to the "it just works" nature of the device. Most don't consider it "sexy" by today's standards (I think it has a classic beauty to it) and doesn't have the bells and whistles of the latest flagship devices (because it's not a flagship phone). But IMO it is in the top 10 phones currently available.

    In this case I think "silence is golden". :D
  14. douglasf13 macrumors 68000

    Jul 2, 2010
    Agreed. We're at the point were phone upgrades are an afterthought, rather than exciting. I miss the small form factor, and I want a headphone jack, so I'm going to go from my iPhone 6 to the SE. I just don't care that much about the newest features anymore, as phones have reached the point that they're all pretty good.
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I don't know that sitting on a phone once while on a bed is a very good litmus test for durability. I mean, if it would have been damaged, you could probably conclude it's pretty shoddy construction. But I don't expect either the 6 or the galaxy you mention would exhibit any damage after such meager strain either....
    --- Post Merged, Sep 2, 2016 ---
    I thought it was chicken little?
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    It's gone back and forth since mid-1800's. They're interchangeable. Our daughter's version happens to be "Henny Penny," so most likely why I went with that.
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I learned something today

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