I ran across this quote in another post: So I started wondering what people were saying about keeping a phone in their pocket and what happened when they did BEFORE the iPhone 6 came out. Turns out that keeping a phone in your pocket hasn't always been rainbows and unicorns... Galaxy S: Broke camera lens, takes great pains to say it wasn't in his back pocket, but insinuates that it could potentially break while in front pocket if he sits: http://www.samsunggalaxysforum.com/samsung-galaxys-general-discussion/just-found-out-back-camera-lens-cover-cracked!!/ Nexus 4: "what's annoying is that the screen broke while in my pocket, I didn't drop it" (post #5) https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/just-cracked-my-screen-fml.62129/ Galaxy S3, screen cracked in pocket: https://community.verizonwireless.com/thread/777720?tstart=0 Galaxy Note review, scared to put it in pocket for fear it would break: http://www.powercx.com/?p=2664 Article entitled "Nexus One Shouldnt Go In Your Pocket", has quote from HTC saying, Putting a phone in a tight pair of jeans and sitting down would usually cause the kind of damage, People sometimes forget that they dont go in pockets. http://phandroid.com/2010/03/05/nexus-one-shouldnt-go-in-your-pocket/ Nexus 4's cracking in pocket. "Broke mine by falling asleep on the couch with it in my front pocket.". "same happened to mine." http://www.androidauthority.com/nexus-4-cracked-back-glass-135237/ LG Intuition broke in pocket (post #21): http://forums.androidcentral.com/verizon-lg-intuition/206591-apparently-im-only-crazy-person-so-far.html Samsung Epic, not meant for tight pants or pockets (post #7): http://forums.androidcentral.com/sprint-epic-4g/44359-internal-screen-cracked.html Nexus 7, broke in back pocket (post #23): http://forums.androidcentral.com/google-nexus-7-tablet-2012/194197-oops-dropped-cracked-nexus-7-screen-sol.html "Local repair center" says that cracked screen could be caused by putting Galaxy S4 in rear pocket and sitting (post #15): http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/305142-brand-new-galaxy-s4-broken-no-reason.html Nexus breaks in pocket. One commenter (post #7) says "Given the additional length of the Nexus, it seems reasonable that there would be more pressure created to flex the phone.": http://forums.androidcentral.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus/144312-screen-my-nexus-cracked-need-advice.html Epic 4G cracks in back pocket (post #15): http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s3/178630-gorilla-glass-2-pos.html S4 cracked while in cargo pocket (post #3): http://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...4-venting-lcd-cracked-no-apparent-reason.html Nexus 7 cracks in cargo pants pocket: http://forums.androidcentral.com/google-nexus-7-tablet-2013/336169-cracked-screen-but-i-didnt-drop-smash-warning.html Galaxy S4: I'd keep it out of your back pocket.. (post #2): http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Android/thread-id/19121 "Galaxy S4 cracked in my jeans front pocket, and there is a wide range of evidence that this is a known problem": http://support.t-mobile.com/message/276473 Galaxy S4 cracked in front jeans pocket: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2287882 Galaxy Note cracked in back pocket. Commenter says to NEVER have a smart phone in your back pocket! http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1977366 Don't keep your phone in your back pocket, say these folks: http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s5/843462-s5-back-pocket-phone.html Carrying Note 3 in pocket, not a good idea: http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3/340142-galaxy-note-3-durability.html Xperia X breaks in pocket: http://forums.meteor.ie/t5/Sony/Xperia-Z-broken-screen-in-my-pocket/td-p/115734 Xperia X1 cracks in pocket: http://hellopeter.com/sony-ericsson/complaints/sony-xperia-z1-compact-cracked-in-pocket-1409750 LG G2 cracked in back pocket when sat on: https://www.facebook.com/LGUSAMobile/posts/642669755768273 2 LG G2s crack in pockets (post 7 & 8), commenter says carrying in back pocket will definitely crack the screen (post 13): https://community.sprint.com/baw/thread/155429 Motorola Q screen cracks in pocket: http://www.droidforums.net/threads/cracked-screen-11-day-old-phone-help.89976/ Unspecified Windows phone cracks in pocket: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/winphone/forum/wp8-wpnetwork/cracked-screen-and-cannot-unlock-the-phone-to-use/77737b38-c8fc-404a-9598-9991f20a1acf Nexus 4 breaks in back pocket: http://www.reddit.com/r/nexus4/comments/1yxi4v/help_cracked_screen_cant_unlock_phone_now/ I feel uncomfortable when I sit with my phone in my pocket, and my friend's broke: https://stonybrook.digication.com/sion_kim/Trend_that_is_interesting_to_me1 HTC One X, back pocket, sat, cracked: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1913188 Galaxy Note 2 breaks in front jeans pocket: http://www.talkandroid.org/viewtopic.php?t=648762&p=5739543#.VCoDfUpdX-Q HTC One, back pocket, you guessed it: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2295276&page=3 Xperia broke in my pocket, something is wrong with this phone: http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z-ZL-ZR/Screen-broke-when-i-had-the-phone-in-my-pocket/td-p/317984 Galaxy S3 breaks in pocket, Samsung says it was "improper handling": http://support.t-mobile.com/thread/38170?tstart=0 I could go on (and on and on and on), but I think it's safe to say that keeping your phone in your pocket is positively acknowledged to be a decent way to break the damned thing - no matter what phone it is. The iPhone is - obviously - no exception; except that apparently it might bend slightly instead of cracking the screen.