Sooo, my iPhone 6 (not Plus) is bent....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Aaron.H., Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Aaron.H. macrumors newbie

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    When I finally received my new iPhone 6 after way too long of a wait (preordered 12th September, shipped on 2nd October) I was extremely happy with it.

    That changed quite suddenly a few moments ago. When I had a quick look at my phone, which was in the original Apple Leather Case since I got it, I noticed it having a slight bend but wasn't sure if it was the case or the phone. So I took the phone out of the case and what do you know.... it's bent. Ever so slightly, but definitely noticeable. I've uploaded a picture so you can see for yourselves. It's also very clear in the picture that it bends upwards, not downwards, which I think is weird since all the other iPhones had an downward bend (I think).

    I only had it in my front pocket for at most 2 hours since the day it arrived (YESTERDAY).
    As you might imagine I'm quite upset. I'm going to contact Apple asap tomorrow (it's 10.30 pm here) to find out what I'm supposed to do.

    I'd just like to know if any of you have the same problem with your iPhone 6 (not plus).
     

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  2. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    If it's even bent, which I can't see in your picture, I'd say it's a factory defect and I'd take it back for an exchange.
     
  3. c.kwon macrumors newbie

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    I have a plus and yea mine's actually more bent than yours. I think yours is quite fine actually; I can hardly see it, maybe cause it's dark on my screen. Well, if you put in an official complaint, you may just be the 10th person to actually report a bent phone (not!) according to apple.
     
  4. NativeTxn macrumors regular

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    Is it?

    I have had no issues at all with my iPhone 6 and I keep it in my pocket frequently.
     
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Looks like it's been dropped at some point.

    If you zoom in, there's a scuff mark right by the volume button "ding", and a white scuff further down (right) on the edge of the display.
     
  6. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    it looks dented if anything, i wouldn't say bent
     
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  8. mercuryjones macrumors 6502a

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    It's barely noticeable in the pic. Good luck on getting it replaced. Also, be sure to thank the internet for making even a slight bend something that needs to be replaced.
     
  9. Aaron.H. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If you look at the lower volume button, you can see the bend.

    I agree, could be a factory defect.
    The thing is that it's just annoying that this can and does happen every once in a while...
     
  10. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Looks dropped to me, too, but who knows at this point... It may well just have bent from...something.
     
  11. SeanZy macrumors 6502a

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    Well a slight bend is completely unacceptable if it is happening on it's own because of a manufacturing issue.

    Every year there seems to be some fatal flaw with the iPhones that affects people, and everyone who doesnt have these issues blow them off as if they arent a big deal.

    Sorry, but if someone is buying a device that can cost upwards of 1000 dollars, it should be perfect.
     
  12. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    I see the bend clearly, at the level of the volume down button.
     
  13. Aaron.H. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It wasn't dropped, thats just a reflection from the overhead lights.
     
  14. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I agree that any manufacturing imperfection should be reason enough for an exchange.
     
  15. c.kwon macrumors newbie

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    Nice physic analysis, I've formulated it for you.

    dropped phone now bends phones. Dropbend gate.
     
  16. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Did you bump against something while it was against your leg buddy?

    Be honest now...
     
  17. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    There are a couple of scratches in the aluminium around the dent. That's not lighting.
     
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  19. Aaron.H. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You know, I think of myself as someone who is honest when it comes to defects with devices. I work at an Apple Premium Reseller myself, i know how annoying people are who hide obvious self damage...

    But in all honesty, I didn't bump against, drop or try to purposely bend anything.
     
  20. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    I can't even tell if that's bent lol, I have a iPhone 6 (4.7 inch model) and mine is flawless, perfectly fine.
     
  21. Aaron.H. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    About at the middle of the "volume down" button.
     
  22. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    Take it back for an exchange then. It's probably a factory defect, if it's even bent. Hard to tell from how you staged that photo.
     
  23. Aaron.H. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And I will, I just wanted the problem to be out there.I wanted to know if maybe some has the same issue or I'm the only one.
     
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    It's barely noticeable.
     

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