Some iPhone 6 Plus Owners Accidentally Bending Their iPhones in Pockets

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    As highlighted in a few reports shared in the MacRumors forums, a small but growing number of iPhone 6 Plus owners have reportedly bent their phones after carrying the devices in their pockets just days after launch. In one instance, a new iPhone 6 Plus was bent during a day of dancing, dining, and driving to a wedding.

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    This potential for bending is of course not unique to the iPhone 6 Plus, with reports of bent iPhone 5 and 5s handsets surfacing in the past few years. As iPhones get thinner and larger, however, storage of the handset in a pocket becomes riskier. Unlike smaller phones that can slide out of the way, pressure points from sitting or bending now have greater potential to cause the longer iPhone to flex in a way that will damage the device.

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    To prevent bending, iPhone 6 Plus owners may want to remove their iPhones from their pockets before sitting or bending. If a pocket is unavoidable, then customers may want to place their device in a roomier pocket that allows the device to slide out the way. A rigid case may also provide protection from flexing or bending, as well damage from dropping the device.

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    Thinner phone made of aluminum which is a malleable metal. Can't say that I'm surprised. Disappointed yes, surprised no :(
     
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    Is that an iPhone 6 plus in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
     
  9. Macboy Pro macrumors 6502a

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    Its part of the "Health Kit" Suggesting you lose weight or buy baggier pants :D
     
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    Not the way to carry a iPhone 6

    This is horrible, I would never put that much pressure leaning against my phone. Come on MAN! :eek:
     
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    I hope thats a manufacturing defect on a certain batch!

    I expect that from a Samsung device not an Apple one!
     
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    That's what you get for carrying around a phone of that size. Get a purse or a murse to solve your problems.
     
  15. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Was wondering when this would be posted as an article. :) I have a feeling it wouldn't bend if we broke our normal habit of pointing the screen towards our thigh. If the screen (glass side) was pointing away from the thigh, then it wouldn't bend.
     
  16. Merackon macrumors member

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    Agreed, like those people that complain about house hold appliances failing when they do something with it because the manual says not to do it otherwise.
     
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    That uuuge iPhone is hideous anyways... carry it in your satchel or murse.
     
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    gotta be some really tight pants in order to bend the ip5/5s though.
     
  20. AppleFan115 macrumors regular

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    This was done by intention for those that wanted a curved display.

    Apple can do no wrong.
     
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    no reason this should be happening on any Apple Phone. Period.
     
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    This is sage advice though... ;)

     
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    This is quite a serious problem. I wonder if apple didn't anticipate this, or they didn't come across this issue during their quality assurance testing. I wonder if were going to hear something from them regarding this.
     

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