Tips for stopping your iPhone 6 from bending

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PaulMonkhouse72, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. PaulMonkhouse72 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I'm Paul, I've just bought my son a iPhone 6 and wanted a few tips on how to make sure he doesn't bend it :)

    Has anyone got further information on the whole saga with bendgate and know if any of the rumours are true with the phones apparently bending?

    I did see this for tips but didn't know if this was enough? http://redshed.co.uk/blog/how-to-stop-iphone-6-from-bending/

    Would I be better taking it back and getting a 5? It's still under warranty at the moment.

    Thanks in advance

    Paul
     
  2. andrewmaj macrumors regular

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    Best advice is not buy into the hype and believe everything you see/hear in the news. Close to 100% chance that unless your son puts it into a vice grip, its not going to bend. It should be absolutely fine.
     
  3. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's overblown. With normal use, it shouldn't bend. If you happen to have an issue with it bending, bring it Apple and they'll take a look at it, as stated by Phil Schiller. Keeping a case on it should help, but otherwise you shouldn't be concerned.
     
  4. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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  5. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    If it's a 6 I don't think you have to worry at all.

    Even if it's a 6 plus it should not bend too easily. Maybe add a thin case if you're really concerned.
     
  6. PaulMonkhouse72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tips, it's a 6 yes. Is the 6 more durable than the 6plus supposedly then?

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    He doesn't wear skinny jeans, so we're good there! :)
     
  7. PaulMonkhouse72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. mytakeontech macrumors 6502a

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    I would highly recommend welding two iron rods in cross shape on back of your iPhone. That will guaranteed resolve the bending problem. Make sure you use galvanized iron so it won't rust.
     
  9. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    Don't sit with it in your pocket. Put a stiff case on it.

    And they can be bent and it doesn't take a vise grip. :rolleyes:
     
  10. PaulMonkhouse72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha, I was considering sticking it in the freezer for a while :rolleyes:
     
  11. tgi macrumors 65816

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    Who thinks MR should instaclose anything thread with the word "Bend" in it?
     
  12. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    Either that or bring back the down vote button.

    Although in this thread, OP is looking for advice, unlike the other threads...
     
  13. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Treat the device like a $700+ investment like we all should and there won't be any problems.



    :apple:
     
  14. PaulMonkhouse72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks jbachandouris, appreciate any help I've got so far. Just nice to chat to people who are more in the know than myself at the moment.
     
  15. mintakax macrumors regular

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    When you put it in your pocket, alternate between screen facing leg and screen facing outside.
     
  16. PaulMonkhouse72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got the handset for £29.99 one off payment and £45 a month so it is a big investment. I'll have to make sure it gets the insured bumped up to the premium option.
     
  17. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    No, but I think it should instaban anyone complaining about bending threads.
     
  18. tgi macrumors 65816

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    What if MR banned everyone that complained about anything. This place wouldn't exist. :p
     
  19. alexxn macrumors regular

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    ^^ What he said ^^
     
  20. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    True dat
     

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