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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, 03:26 22

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 2071; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Samsung has to patent that bendable screen right now before apple does!

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:29 7

28. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/27/apple-patents-in-screen-speakers-flexible-displays-and-tactile-keyboards-for-future-iphones-and-ipads/
http://www.macworld.com.au/blogs/iphone-6-rumour-rollup-for-the-week-3-83051/
http://www.oled-info.com/samsung-patents-flexible-display-device-concepts
...........both the companies have the flexible screen patents, but apple has already made a flexible iphone 5 lol
anyways, we shouldn't see any lawsuits in this category

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:33 3

30. tiara6918 (Posts: 2071; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


They should have named the device Apple iBend5 instead of iPhone5 LOL!

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:29 3

40. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


lol, that's funny......but it think it should be called as an iphone5 with ibend technology

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 07:43 4

49. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Since when has that prevented apple from suing people? Never.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:40 3

6. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


How is (cr)@pple gonna go ahead and try to hold out on the people that make the damn icrap in the first place? That's a damn shame, they might as well get sued for this too, stealing bendable screen technology and forgetting to advertise it.lol

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:46 4

8. AbuSymbian (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


obviously they were holding it wrong

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:57 4

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


haha this never gets old....lol

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:50 1

9. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


this is the obvious problem that will come out with thin aluminum which is a soft metal, and thin glass. iPhone 4 and 4S shatter easily but because of the glass they're very rigid. it could be because of the material or apple just tried to saved all the money on the production line

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:57 3

17. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


aluminum is used because it is light yet strong. I didn't see my n8 bend like that eversince i had it.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 08:23 3

54. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


n8 has pretty thick aluminum, that's why they feel sturdier and heavier. apple uses very thin aluminum for the iPhone 5. aluminum might be strong but in metal category it's pretty malleable

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 11:17 2

71. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Yup, malleable but its malleability only applies when a great force was used. That's why it's commonly used on aircrafts. Maybe you're right, iPhone 5's aluminum is so thin that with a slight force, it bends. ORRRRRR the guy who owns the device is a jedi :))

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:52 2

10. Luuthian (Posts: 247; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


It's aluminum! What were people expecting? Aluminum is light but highly malleable. People are only making a big deal of this because it's an Apple device and they're popular. This is no worse than someone complaining that the iPhone 4/s is made out of glass when they drop it.

Buy a case people... Or better yet don't damage the phone by doing anything common sense would denote you do not do, such as putting the phone in your back pocket or texting while on a staircase.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:55 4

14. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


sarcasm?

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 05:01 2

89. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Yeah, aluminium is malleable, but I have not had any bending whatsoever with my one-and-a-half-year-old Desire S, not even a dent..

Am I defying the rules of material science here?
Or is there something magical about this iPhone?

The first one sounds better to me, although any person who has common sense and doesn't sit with phone in the back pocket would agree that the latter makes more sense..

A good designer should be able to know a material's properties when designing a product.. Explain to me why my phone, which is quite abused by me has not bent yet, while this phone, barely few months old, can bend like nobody's business..

There's no excuse for a badly designed product..

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:53 8

12. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Flexible phone, flexible screen, that is a feature my friend!

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:55 3

13. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Apple iphones are made with premium materials,it looks like a not so true,LOL

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:59 1

18. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)


If that had been a galaxy 3 it would have broken in two. Great IPhone!

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:42 8

32. easymomo (Posts: 91; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Hom many Galaxy S3 broken into 2 have you seen in last 6 months ?

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:05 1

20. UnlimitedSkye03 (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


tsss.. now that's an iCrap..

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:07 3

21. SleepingOz (unregistered)


PREMIUM MATERIAL!

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 08:05 7

53. Aeires (unregistered)


After all those articles where this phone got the credit for better build quality due to the aluminum chassis. Go figure.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:08 3

22. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Curve contoured display. Taking to a whole new level. REVOLUTIONARY. *Pukes.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:14 2

23. brucewayne (Posts: 29; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


they think the thinner it gets the better it is..thats where nokia excels.they dont try to wow everyone with thin-ness.but dumb ppl say that thinner it is the better it is..now !!

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:20 3

24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


ANOTHER problem with the iPhone 5. Beta product. Nobody should have bought it, they all should have waited for the 5S. I'll bet, there will be much less purple flare on the 5S, it will be more sturdy, and there will be no chips/scratches in the metal out of the box. All the things that Apple wants you to believe are "normal" and not a problem will be magically gone.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:25 2

27. tiara6918 (Posts: 2071; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Then better wait for the iPhone 6, 6s,7....

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 15:30 1

85. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


hopefully enough pressure will make them THAT concerned.....

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:25 2

26. BiN4RY (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


How the actual hell can you even manage to bend your phone like that unintentionally

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:29 1

29. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Copper-Tin-O's use of Aluminium makes it easier to copy the Bond phone design (curved) ... :D

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 04:35

31. marchels14 (unregistered)


Is it now feature from apple mold your own I phone (apple has the best build quality) what I fans say.

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