thin phone = a bent phone

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  1. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    with these new thinner phones especially the iphone 6+ with a 5.5 inch screen, I wonder how many customers or iPhone owners are going to try and get their phone replaced because it's bent.? I can just see it now, I bent my iPhone! this is definitely an exciting launch for sure, and I think I might do something that I've never done before, which is go sit in line at an AT&T store overnight to try and get me a 6 plus. the only reason that I'm considering this is because I'll be on vacation.
     
  2. Cryates macrumors 65816

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    Have my phone in my (front) pocket everyday and have NEVER bent it. If you sit on your phone while it's in your back pocket and bends, well I call you an idiot.
     
  3. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    Just don't put it in your back pocket.

    Put in the front or your purse!
     
  4. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Prepare for the threads. Mark my words now.

    "Bend gate"

    Bent iPhone. It bent itself. It was sitting on the table, counter, in my car, pocket and it bent!! How, why??? Damn you Apple! My phone is defective!!!! Apple needs to be sued for my stupidity and fat butt!!

    Yeah, here it comes. :rolleyes:
     
  5. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    It's somewhat true. I have bent a 5S before and I never sit on it or keep it in my back pocket. The 6+ in particular might suffer from some bending due to its length but I think both versions will be vunerable.
     
  6. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see the phone getting bent. Broken screen? Sure. But I've never seen a bent phone.
     
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    Haha, true. It's always something. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  10. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    I've never heard of a phone or a tablet being "bent."
     
  11. Cryates macrumors 65816

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    Explain to us how you managed to bend it?
     
  12. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Flex it a little bit each day and in a month you'll have an :apple:WATCH months ahead of anyone else!

    [​IMG]
     
  13. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    TBH, I genuinely don't know.
     
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    Yeah, the irony of that wasn't lost on me. :D
     
  16. Casiotone macrumors 6502a

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    The rounded shape of the iPhone 6 sides will make it much harder to bend than the 5/5S. A round pipe is much harder to bend than a square pipe.
     
  17. chabig macrumors 68040

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    For every one that does, it's another sale for Apple!
     
  18. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    It bent itself? Sure, if your're Uri Geller. :D
     
  19. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    With his supernatural stare, obviously
     
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  22. Djentleman macrumors 6502

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    How do you bend a phone? It either snaps or it doesn't. Don't get me wrong, but isn't aluminium a solid material?

    I had a Motorola Razr when they first came out and I never suffered bends. Of course, when my dad grabbed it with two hands and pushed the opposite ends together, it snapped instantly. I would have preferred if it had bent, but ya know, **** happens.

    But no, I don't think it will. But take precautions. Just in case.
     
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    Than you haven't been to this board in a while. iPhone 5S bent phones threads have been posted.
     
  24. maybeiloveyou macrumors member

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    What are you doing that your phone will bend??? I've sat on my 5 (in the back pocket) multiple times and nothing has happened. I'm not tiny, but I'm also not overweight or obese, if that makes a difference. I feel like you would have to put a LOT of pressure for it to bend, and then wouldn't the glass snap as well?
     
  25. Djentleman macrumors 6502

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    This. I've sat on my previous phones many times, and so have family members, and not one bent out of shape. I remember there being a few threads of bent devices flooding, especially iPads, but those were manufacturing issues.
     

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