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Some iPhone 6 Plus units seemingly suffer from accidental bending

Some iPhone 6 Plus units seemingly suffer from accidental bending
Several iPhone 6 Plus owners are complaining that their devices have become slightly bent, mere days after buying them. There’s a thread over at the MacRumors forums which contains reports and photos that confirm this. Apparently, the iPhone 6 Plus can bend if you carry it in your front pocket for too long.

Since the iPhone 6 Plus measures 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm) - thus being both larger, and thinner than any other previously released iPhone - the fact that it’s more likely to bend under certain circumstances may not come as a surprise.

Apple has yet to take an official stand on the matter. However, if similar reports continue to show up, we assume it won’t be long before the company releases a statement regarding the accidental bending. In any case, this doesn't look good (both literally, and figuratively) for Apple.

If you own an iPhone 6 Plus, let us know if you have any problems with it. If you don’t own one, but maybe intend to, check out our iPhone 6 Plus review here.
  

source: MacRumors forums via MacRumors

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posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:29 31

1. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


same shiz all over again. lol.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:32 35

3. sgodsell (Posts: 4164; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


When your goal is to make a thinner and thinner iPhone's, using a naturally bending material such as aluminum. Then what were people expecting? One of the great features of plastic. It returns to its original shape.
Thin was never in for me. I rather have a larger phone with a bigger battery any day of the week.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:42 21

16. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


its not a "bug", its a feature - apple marketing
izombies would belive it hahaha like the did with apple wave hahaha too good..

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:42 17

17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


History repeating itself!

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:47 2

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


We have heard the same stories when the iphone 5 was released( and we made fun of it for 2 days in PA...because it was the first phone in the market with a flexible display...lol) but no one else reported such problems after that...PA and many other tech reviewers have iphones with them but they don't say that something like that happened to their iphones.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:52 11

28. iLexus (Posts: 17; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)


I guess I'm carrying it wrong

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:55

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


..But you don't have an iPhone 6(or 6 plus) do you? :D

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 13:09 12

36. HamzAmin (Posts: 81; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Apple fans will say, "You're sitting wrong"

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 13:13 3

38. lyndon420 (Posts: 4730; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Premium price for? Come on...let's hear about how apple makes quality products that justify the premium price.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 13:15 7

41. irbaaz (Posts: 165; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Oh common you all are over reacting
This is new revolutionary apple feature called iBend...

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 13:27 2

45. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Apples statement to this problem would be
"you are using it wrong" or
"you are keeping the phone on a curved surface"... :P

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 13:30 3

47. HamzAmin (Posts: 81; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Check out this video :D
http://www.smosh.com/videos/iphone-6-revealed-video

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 14:04 3

51. vincelongman (Posts: 4735; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Another reason why OEMs need to stop using such a soft metal like aluminum
This would be much less likely to happen if it was made of steel

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 14:15 6

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


I called it during the run-up to the 9/9 announcement - any time you try to make a slimmer anything, bending is an inevitable issue.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 14:34 7

56. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Chinese OEMs make thinner devices and dont have this problem...

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 14:37 2

58. AlikMalix (Posts: 6704; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


There aren't that many sold to have so many people use it to have enough of this problem to hit the news.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 14:41 1

59. AlikMalix (Posts: 6704; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Steel would a been great - but it rusts. Plastic is even worse. So - aluminum is ideal - but even though I love apple products and ios - enough of this thinness crap. The protruding camera should tell u that making the phone a millimeter thicker would have its benefits. And not just a smooth back, but more rigidity, and/or more room for components inside.

I don't hate, but these compromises are the reason I avoid android.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 15:24 2

62. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3133; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


2 words... stainless steel ;)

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 15:25 1

63. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3133; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Chinese people are thinner as well, more room in their pockets

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:04 2

65. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


They should've used fiod-grade or 18.8 stainless steel. Not cheap single layered.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:06 2

66. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


That's off topic, your post makes no sense.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:09 4

67. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Rotflmfao

And that's a $1000 device. More like PO cheap junk.

What a ripp off .

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:11 8

68. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Where are all the Apple fans and users hiding....?

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:27

71. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


If this is happening to all 6+ users, Apple's in trouble. If it's just a few, the affected users just need to go to the closest Apple Store and get it swapped with a brand new one. Even though the phone is sold out, they have units in reserve just in case things like this happen.

After they get it replaced, then they can talk about their quality product and great customer service.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:45 2

75. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


which hole did u crawl out of? How thin is the Xiaomi mi 4? How many units have already been sold .If 5000 phones are bending ,that's more than a lot to make the .news. Every Chinese flagship sell way more than that amount.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:50

76. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


well at least in this case it does blend ;) and it won't need a AMOLED screen

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:58 1

79. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


No that's a new feature... From apple.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:22 3

87. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


When you say Android I assume you mean phones made of almost all plastic? I never heard of this problem with the HTC M7 or M8 which is all aluminum.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 19:20 1

95. deepblack (Posts: 50; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


no, it's the first curved smartphone having ios. :)

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 19:46

96. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


Android is just an operating system.
If you were to compare iphone 6 plus and the note 3, you see that one bends and breaks and the other one doesn't. There's a comparison video in the comments of another article about the bending issue.

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