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Apple iPhone 5 users complain of soft, bendy frame

0. phoneArena 26 Dec 2012, 03:14 posted on

The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to beat all sales a smartphone has ever held this Holiday quarter, but with so many iPhones out there it seems that more and more users…

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posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:01

36. Awaragardiyan (Posts: 129; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Bwahahaha . . . . .

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:18 3

39. jsdechavez (Posts: 728; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

The screen hasn't cracked?!!!

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 10:39

91. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Don't be surprised if it did... Apple does have a device with shattering screen in mind.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:31 2

41. valapsp (Posts: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

Waiting for an Apple fan saying that's PHOTOSHOP :0

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 09:06 2

57. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Or a dummy model

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:39 3

43. mkrmec (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)

Nobody gets that that's a new feature of the new iPhone. It contours itself to your ass :D sarcasm :D

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:49 1

44. JC557 (Posts: 1321; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Apple bottom jeans...

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 07:26 3

48. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Calm down, it's a new feature..
Nothing wrong..

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 07:50 1

50. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

After the iPhone 5 bended looks like a Galaxy Nexus

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 07:56 3

51. hate_dc (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)

pls apple bring us the ota update to fix it..

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 11:04 2

70. zig8100 (Posts: 227; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

Lol. Find this funny because people think Apple can fix everything over the air but all they do is adjust the software to make it look like things are fixed.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 08:02 1

52. hate_dc (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)

samsung announce the first flxble dsply..
but ithink apple was the first who launch it..not only the disply also the whole phone vry nice phone..

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 09:16 1

59. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

iP5 wasn't designed for fat users. Certainly not fat users to sit on it. Look at the bright side - the display didn't crack.....

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 09:25

61. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I have a different view on this...

I have a orig Droid RAZR, and some ppl reported it cracked or broke in half after sitting on it. It was so thin I actually would forget which pocket it was in. IF...this could be bent back in shape....this might not be all that bad. Does the screen crack on these iPhone 5's when it bends?

Question is.....does Apple have some flexible screens on their phones? Because I though a screen would crack from that. If so.....expect Samsung vs Apple Part 2...

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 09:28

62. darkkjedii (Posts: 20085; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

the iPhone 5 is still a beautiful phone a great phone but I think it is time Apple to scrap this design 4, 4s 5, 5s is too many for a 3 yr old that is proven this problematic

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 09:36 1

64. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

What do you expect? It's made out of a soda can.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 22:18

87. zig8100 (Posts: 227; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


posted on 26 Dec 2012, 09:41 2

66. pongkie (Posts: 533; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

new movie "bend it like iphone"

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 10:30 1

68. darkkjedii (Posts: 20085; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


posted on 26 Dec 2012, 11:25 1

73. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Guys... relax... that's how it was meant to be... liquid metal... remember?

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 11:29 2

74. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Guys it's simple!

Apple realized that it can't bend the world for it to match what's being displayed in Apple Maps, so they decided to bend the entire phone instead!

Also - the iPhone 5 is not bent in any way. You're just looking at it wrong. :D

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 08:17

90. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

Yaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwn. And only one green thumb :(. I'll make it two, just to make u feel better former apple lover

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 11:52

76. jibraihimi (Posts: 755; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

So again apple's first to Market with new feature, and samsung will play catch up, when they launch their first flexible/bendable smartphone next year or year after........... I hope apple hasn't patented this bendable feature of iPhone......... :)

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 12:37 1

77. lonewolf2873 (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

That is hilarious....buhahaha

iTurd strikes again. I am 230lbs and have repeatedly forgotten my Andy is in back pocket. Thunderbolt didn't break, RAZR didn't break, current RAZR maxx HD hasn't broken. Maybe my ass cheeks just swallow my phone but this is stupid. Looks like frame just disconnecting from phone. Nice build quality apple...

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 12:45 2

78. Rayvelynn (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

I'm sorry I think some people are missing the point, Samsung's bendable screen bends & goes back to the original form. This Iphone 5 is BENT FOR LIFE, LOL #bigfail

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 13:00 1

79. Obdabeast (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)

already had a couple come in my store with iphones like that. gotta love iphones lmao

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 13:20

80. skymitch89 (Posts: 1292; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

If only, if only, Steve Jobs was still alive and CEO. In my opinion, Apple has started going down hill since Tim Cook took over the reigns and Steve passed away.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 13:21

81. vegaskid82 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)

I have an sony xperia P and its has a aluminum body with no problems but then again I don't set my phone in my back pocket to sit on it too.Plus I always thought that women was the only ones who set their phones in the back pocket????Oh well I still want a Iphone5 just to check out the ios system they have.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 13:24 2

82. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

That's why the race to super thin is stupid. But apple will claim you're holding it wrong

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 15:08

84. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

After owning a Droid RAZR...I dont want a phone that thin anymore. I dont want a giant phone that over 5" and I dont a paper thin phone.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 14:16 1

83. tedkord (Posts: 10673; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

This isn't a defect or design problem, its an innovative new feature. Like the innovative easy hang up external antenna introduced on the iPhone 4.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 18:46 2

86. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3104; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

And so much crap about how "cheap plastic" Samsung gets. The ultra expensive and high class iPhone can't handle anything at all. What's the point of having a glass diamond if it's so bendable and breakable?

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 20:59 1

88. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

wow , even uri geller and chriss angel can only do spoon blending, now i can do phone blending magic trick !!

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 08:35

92. mariosraptor (Posts: 119; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)

now remains for Apple to bend over and STFU

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 01:21

93. RafAd (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)

Hey guys check the apple logo on 4th image, I think its a fake one

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 19:13

94. sfath1975 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)

I had the same problem with one of my kids phones they said They abused it which is just not It has a hard case on it and they didn't even sit on it and if they did it would be very light because they are not that heavy I did get them to replace it but they Said they will not replace them again sense I have had my own iPhone go out three times with the screen is going completely black I Figured out why my screen went black it was an FM transmitter that shorted out my phone be careful using those type of products

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 22:54

95. GeeDragon (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

apple will patent the revotionary bending technology the iBend

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 10:15

96. Sondae (Posts: 278; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)

Its hard to confirm its true because in china there are many fakes phones. Still i guess apples iphone5 knows how to bend like the samsung bending screen.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 15:09

97. cripton805 (Posts: 1431; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Did anyone else notice the fourth photo looks kinda fake?
The iPhone backing doesn't really look original, especially the Apple logo.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 21:34 2

98. rdaex (Posts: 148; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

WHY do people put damn phones in their BACK pocket?!
You sit on that... if you sit down, you sit on your phone. This is common sense.
would you put your phone under your ass when you sit down?!

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 15:38

107. devontyson (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

I put my phone in my back pocket and I still do not have these claiming problems.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 14:23

99. takunda (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

im not happy with apple

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 00:20

102. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 803; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Samsung's cheap plastic is much better which saves the phone from breaking... (those who dont get it, read Physics)

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:42

103. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

wow...revolutionary selfadjusted curvature to the human body...that's something)

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 14:02

104. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I thought It would take years to execute "liquid metal" technology...looks like apple did it again!
there were attempts in the past...like sony elm or hazel..or human curvature implemented in arc...but those were only meaningless attempts comparing to this one)

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 20:23 2

105. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

So what. Take better care of your phone.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 15:33

106. devontyson (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

If you are going to buy a phone that is expensive, then don't put it in a harmful persons hands. I have a black iPhone 5 and I find it very durable. I have not dropped it yet but nor do I plan on stepping on it or running it over with a car to get the damage that some of these idiots have gave to their phones. I think they do things like this to make Apple look bad, which if you have care for your expensive values then do not put them where damage can be made.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 12:35 1

108. cucvovan (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

False positive. It's a feature, not a bug. LOL

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 08:47 1

109. Loralye (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

This truly isn't funny!!! My son's iphone5 (received Sept launch date) was bent within 2-3 months. He doesn't know exactly when it bent since he didn't realize it until after taking out of the case to check it out after noticing that there was a strange light/glare coming from the side of the screen. The thing is, he does NOT keep it in his back pocket... so I don't think that the bending explanation can be blamed soley on keep it in the back pocket and sitting on it. Anyways he went to Apple Store... Mgr extremely rude to him - told him he must have dropped it and they would not offer any type of replacement offer. I contacted Apple via IM chat - the rep apologized for the store manager's rudeness and offered to replace the phone. Great right? I printed out the IM Chat so I do have this in writing. Well, you then get transfered to a phone rep for shipping info, etc. It ended up to be too good to be true. NO THEY WILL NOT REPLACE THE PHONE or even offer a discount of some sort. Several phone calls later, several months later - my son is still stuck with a bent phone and if he would like a new one then he'll have to fork over $650 +tax. Now, we did that just a few month ago when we purchased the phone. The phone bent within 2-3 months - I don't think its fair that just because "Apply says it's the users fault" that it is true. Who really knows why these phones are bending??? Certainly not Apple because they are not addressing the issue. Anyways, alot of money. No recourse. Disappointed in Apple - I've been a true Apple customer for about 5 years now (phone, computer & accessories). I will certainly rethink my loyalty on their phone quality.

Sidenote, we are in the US... so this is not just a problem in China or other countries.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 18:25 1

110. rcustom2004 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

iPhone 5 with an otter box case less than 3 months old and it is bent. Called apple and the first customer service rep and explained what happen. Told her to google iphone5 bent and she would see others are having problems. She said to send it back in for an replacement. Now I get a notice from apple they tell me it's considered accidental damage-it could have been the otter box and it would cost $239 to fix it. This will be the LAST apple product I will ever own. Buyer beware.

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