Apple iPhone 5 users complain of soft, bendy frame
0. phoneArena posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:14
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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91. gwuhua1984 posted on 28 Dec 2012, 10:39 0 0
Don't be surprised if it did... Apple does have a device with shattering screen in mind.
41. valapsp posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:31 2 1
Waiting for an Apple fan saying that's PHOTOSHOP :0
43. mkrmec posted on 26 Dec 2012, 05:39 3 0
Nobody gets that that's a new feature of the new iPhone. It contours itself to your ass :D sarcasm :D
48. OpTiMuS_BlAcK posted on 26 Dec 2012, 07:26 3 0
Calm down, it's a new feature..
50. thelegend6657 posted on 26 Dec 2012, 07:50 1 1
After the iPhone 5 bended looks like a Galaxy Nexus
70. zig8100 posted on 26 Dec 2012, 11:04 2 0
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.
52. hate_dc posted on 26 Dec 2012, 08:02 1 0
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..
59. Droid_X_Doug posted on 26 Dec 2012, 09:16 1 2
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.....
61. jroc74 posted on 26 Dec 2012, 09:25 0 0
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...
62. darkkjedii posted on 26 Dec 2012, 09:28 0 1
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
73. gwuhua1984 posted on 26 Dec 2012, 11:25 1 0
Guys... relax... that's how it was meant to be... liquid metal... remember?
74. ilia1986 posted on 26 Dec 2012, 11:29 2 1
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
90. sithvenger (banned) posted on 28 Dec 2012, 08:17 0 0
Yaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwn. And only one green thumb :(. I'll make it two, just to make u feel better former apple lover
76. jibraihimi posted on 26 Dec 2012, 11:52 0 0
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......... :)
77. lonewolf2873 posted on 26 Dec 2012, 12:37 1 0
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...
78. Rayvelynn posted on 26 Dec 2012, 12:45 2 0
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
79. Obdabeast posted on 26 Dec 2012, 13:00 1 0
already had a couple come in my store with iphones like that. gotta love iphones lmao
80. skymitch89 posted on 26 Dec 2012, 13:20 0 0
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.
81. vegaskid82 posted on 26 Dec 2012, 13:21 0 0
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.
82. ckoch125 posted on 26 Dec 2012, 13:24 2 0
That's why the race to super thin is stupid. But apple will claim you're holding it wrong
84. jroc74 posted on 26 Dec 2012, 15:08 0 0
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.
83. tedkord posted on 26 Dec 2012, 14:16 1 0
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.
86. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 26 Dec 2012, 18:46 2 0
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?
88. a_tumiwa posted on 27 Dec 2012, 20:59 1 0
wow , even uri geller and chriss angel can only do spoon blending, now i can do phone blending magic trick !!
93. RafAd posted on 01 Jan 2013, 01:21 0 0
Hey guys check the apple logo on 4th image, I think its a fake one
94. sfath1975 posted on 01 Jan 2013, 19:13 0 0
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
95. GeeDragon posted on 01 Jan 2013, 22:54 0 0
apple will patent the revotionary bending technology the iBend
96. Sondae posted on 02 Jan 2013, 10:15 0 0
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.
97. cripton805 posted on 02 Jan 2013, 15:09 0 0
Did anyone else notice the fourth photo looks kinda fake?
The iPhone backing doesn't really look original, especially the Apple logo.
98. rdaex posted on 02 Jan 2013, 21:34 2 0
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?!
107. devontyson posted on 13 Jan 2013, 15:38 0 0
I put my phone in my back pocket and I still do not have these claiming problems.
102. kabhijeet.16 posted on 09 Jan 2013, 00:20 0 0
Samsung's cheap plastic is much better which saves the phone from breaking... (those who dont get it, read Physics)
103. jackhammeR posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:42 0 0
wow...revolutionary selfadjusted curvature to the human body...that's something)
104. jackhammeR posted on 09 Jan 2013, 14:02 0 0
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)
106. devontyson posted on 13 Jan 2013, 15:33 0 1
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.
109. Loralye posted on 07 Mar 2013, 08:47 1 0
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.
110. rcustom2004 posted on 07 Mar 2013, 18:25 1 0
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.