So now we've established this phone's gate, what will the solution be?

iPhone7ate9

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Well people called it, there is a widespread 'issue' that has gone viral and on the media etc with all the bending stupidity (it's made out of the stuff they make pepsi cans with, what do you expect bro...do you even lift?).

With iPhone 4 they gave out bumpers...will they give out free silicone cases? Because that would be sweet. I'm all for free stuff.
 

Maetzle

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The bumper helped because you wouldn't touch the antenna band when holding the phone. How would a silicone case stop the phone from bending?
 

cfedu

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Well people called it, there is a widespread 'issue' that has gone viral and on the media etc with all the bending stupidity (it's made out of the stuff they make pepsi cans with, what do you expect bro...do you even lift?).

With iPhone 4 they gave out bumpers...will they give out free silicone cases? Because that would be sweet. I'm all for free stuff.
A Soft case for a soft phone will not work.

Hardcore apologetica will do nothing and let it bend. They will denia it is even bent.

The typical fan will just buy a case for it and say its the greatest phone even

Smart apple fans will buy a different phone, androids or windows. Why reward bad engineering?
 

cardfan

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A Soft case for a soft phone will not work.

Hardcore apologetica will do nothing and let it bend. They will denia it is even bent.

The typical fan will just buy a case for it and say its the greatest phone even

Smart apple fans will buy a different phone, androids or windows. Why reward bad engineering?
Even a bent iphone is superior to those..
 

bmac4

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Ok honestly do we believe this is a real issue? I have the iPhone 6+, and have had it since launch day. I have kept it in my front pocket for 90% of my work day. No bending at all. There is always more to these stories, and just leaving the phone in your front pocket is not going to cause bending. Something else was done to the phones.

I am no Apple apologist. I like the products that they make, but I also know they are not perfect. This time though I don't think we have an issue.
 

bunnicula

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It's a non issue. The phone is thin. It is made of metal. An intelligent human would assume it could be bent if forced into the wrong position. Particularly for any length of time.

People who are oblivious to this should buy rigid cases.

Apple probably didn't factor intelligence into the equation with a weight so heavily in favor of "oblivious to physics."

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Ok honestly do we believe this is a real issue? I have the iPhone 6+, and have had it since launch day. I have kept it in my front pocket for 90% of my work day. No bending at all. There is always more to these stories, and just leaving the phone in your front pocket is not going to cause bending. Something else was done to the phones.

I am no Apple apologist. I like the products that they make, but I also know they are not perfect. This time though I don't think we have an issue.
I suspect, however, you are intelligent enough to know that if you feel your phone digging into your thigh, you should either adjust its placement in your pocket or remove it while you complete whatever task is causing that sensation, though. ;)
 

bmac4

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It's a non issue. The phone is thin. It is made of metal. An intelligent human would assume it could be bent if forced into the wrong position. Particularly for any length of time.



People who are oblivious to this should buy rigid cases.



Apple probably didn't factor intelligence into the equation with a weight so heavily in favor of "oblivious to physics."

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I suspect, however, you are intelligent enough to know that if you feel your phone digging into your thigh, you should either adjust its placement in your pocket or remove it while you complete whatever task is causing that sensation, though. ;)

Yes I would. I treat my my $900 device with care. If I pay this kind of money for a phone I certainly am going to take care of it.
 

javaGuru

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I have an iPhone 6 plus on order and I am a little concerned about this. I understand that most think this is just a result of placing the phone in a pocket of tight jeans or a back pocket. However, one of the reports of bending was from placing the device in dress pants which are not typically very tight.

Someone from 9to5mac also did a bend test showing that his phone was already slightly bent even before performing the bend test. He was then able to proceed to bend the phone by applying pressure with just his hands.

I would be curious to know how many iPhone 6 plus owners this is effecting. I constantly keep my iPhone in the front pocket of fairly lose fitting dress pants which is fairly similar to the usage of one user who reported bending.
 

Abazigal

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The bends all seem to occur around the volume button area. Perhaps Apple will take to reinforcing that area with an internal steel band or something?
 

PTLove

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I think people saying "Dont wear tight jeans" are missing the larger point. That being when either my body, or the phone, is forced into a uncomfortable position for some unexpected and short amount of time. No different from dropping the phone on the ground.

Obviously the screen can crack if you drop it, and obviously the phone can bend if I force it. But there's a limit to where its acceptable and where its badly engineered. We have to see how common this is and how many people are reporting it though. At the moment theres not enough evidence to scare people yet.
 

Braddrum

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If it happens I'm sure they will replace so whats the big deal?

Mountain out of a mole hill.

Just enjoy the phone and deal with the rest when/if it happens.
 

GB11

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Buy an element case. If it bends I that case your doing it wrong. Just saying.
 

hasanahmad

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Well people called it, there is a widespread 'issue' that has gone viral and on the media etc with all the bending stupidity (it's made out of the stuff they make pepsi cans with, what do you expect bro...do you even lift?).

With iPhone 4 they gave out bumpers...will they give out free silicone cases? Because that would be sweet. I'm all for free stuff.
there is no issue and its not widespread.
 

petey2133

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this stuff drives me nuttttts, why is there even a conversation about it? apple is not going to recall 10 million phones because a couple people cannot take of their electronics like a responsible owner.

We as consumers as for the following...

1) light weight
2) Larger
3) thinner

We as consumers have to accept the following consequences because of our wants:

1) bending
2) shattering


Its part of the evolution of the devices. The new F150 from ford is almost ALL aluminum on the outside.. people have already accepted the fact that it will dent faster and looks worse than standard sheet metal. But they will still buy it.
 

rantor49

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Smart apple fans will buy a different phone, androids or windows. Why reward bad engineering?
Most other brands of phones are engineered WORSE than Apple. No thanks.
I love the Apple ecosystem so I'm not going to change. Smart Apple fans will not do stupid stuff with the phones.
 

iPhone7ate9

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there is no issue and its not widespread.
Yeah I know. But it has given Apple bad publicity, that's the key point. I was chatting up the tech agent about it and he said we're aware of the issue and looking into it.

But for sure I know it's not an issue to concern myself with.
 

erzhik

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The solution is ... don't wear skinny jeans! Buy cargo pants.
Yeah, people should change their entire wardrobe for a phone. That's a genius idea. Have any more?

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Most other brands of phones are engineered WORSE than Apple. No thanks.
I love the Apple ecosystem so I'm not going to change. Smart Apple fans will not do stupid stuff with the phones.
How are they engineered worse? Please give examples, we would love some.
 
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