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Some iPhone 6 Plus units seemingly suffer from accidental bending

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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: 3364; 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, 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, 22:01

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


Yup.

The Droid RAZR had cracking issues when ppl had the phone in their back pockets and sat on it. Its was my first and last ultra thin phone.

Funny part is thicker phones felt better to hold in the hand. I had a G Nex and Rezound for comparisons.

I say boo with ultra thin, we want more bigger batteries.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 22:35 1

103. dimas (Posts: 1979; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Fool. iDiots don't believe the laws of physics. They will breather and inhale anything apple gives them.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 22:31 1

102. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


IBend

Looks like LG needs to take them to court lol.. iFlex :D

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posted on 23 Sep 2014, 14:04 3

51. vincelongman (Posts: 4164; 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, 14:41 1

59. AlikMalix (Posts: 5238; 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: 2761; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


2 words... stainless steel ;)

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, 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, 19:46

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.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 01:26 1

107. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


what about stainless steel

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: 5238; 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, 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, 16:45 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, 15:25 1

63. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2761; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


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

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 01:28 1

108. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


perhaps no one notices it or it is not publicised .

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:42 17

17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4814; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


History repeating itself!

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 24 Sep 2014, 12:19

124. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 230; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Where are the 3 biggest iCHUMP6bs azzkizzers that usually worship this ripoff POS on every article?

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: 13; 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 24 Sep 2014, 02:47

112. iLexus (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)


I actually have 2 iPhone 6+

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:31

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


If you are not lying...and if you are really afraid that it may happen to your phones , just buy 2 good cases for them.

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, 13:30 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, 13:13 3

38. lyndon420 (Posts: 3998; 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, 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 24 Sep 2014, 01:55

109. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


i am not sure if this happening because of deliberate application of excessive force being applied or small force that come into play in day to day life.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 10:39 1

122. willard12 (Posts: 1563; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


After waiting in line, I'm sure the first thing people want to do is run back to the store to get another device....built in the exact same fashion as the one they are returning and subject to the exact same defect.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 13:15 7

41. irbaaz (Posts: 163; 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, 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 24 Sep 2014, 12:17

123. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 230; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


That's why it's the iCHUMP6bs...

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: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


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

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, 12:29 16

2. alan_1230 (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)


it's bendable lol best quality ever !

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:34 25

4. VTEChump (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


You are pocketing it wrong..

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:35 3

8. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


LOL sounds fairly right +1

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:46

24. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


you r so fast :(

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 13:04 2

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


No, you aren't doing anything wrong...the phone is changing it's design to make you feel more comfortable...it's better than the lg g flex. :D

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 16:50 1

77. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


no no he's bending it wrong

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:35 8

5. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


This is not accidental. This is a new iFeature. Can you imagine an iBendable iPhone? No one did it before..

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:35 3

6. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Not even a week in and they're already bending?

Haven't heard anything similiar for the HTC One M8, mine's has been on my pockets for months now and i have felt it being very tight to my jeans while crouching but still isn't bent.

If i recall properly Sony had this problem with the Z series phones, don't know if they have fixed it already, i know that at least the Z and Z1 had the bending problem.

They will just say "You're bending it wrong".

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:42 3

18. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


dude ,,, HTC has the best design, Please stop comparing to the others its just unfair

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:35 18

7. CLmaster (Posts: 69; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


and Samsung tries to pretend that the Note Edge is the only curved phone...

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 15:15 2

61. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


lol good one

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:37

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


I already stated that these were coming and more is left to come and the xplosions and fires haven't started yet nor the purple hues and the leaking light through the screen corner

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:37 4

10. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Another downside to the thinness...

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:37 4

11. kurama. (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Sep 2014)


Lol so much for that premium built quality. Sorry to say but even those cheap plastics galaxies won't Bend after years of use. Now I wonder what stupid excuse would ifans make up for this. Maybe they would say it's ialuminum with iproperties.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:39

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


Even when the iphone 5 was released, there were such reports(maybe it only happens with a few phones or maybe the users do something wrong, because it doesn't happen to every iphone).

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:39 3

13. seanwhat (Posts: 280; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


This is 2014, how are they still making bunk phones?

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 12:40 3

14. tacarat (Posts: 735; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


So Apple only stole the bending feature on the LG Flex and not the unbending feature? Oops.

Of course, now I have to deal with customers who have phones that "mysteriously" bent. Would I get fired if I said they exceeded the stated weight allowance?

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 14:13 1

53. onyx143 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


Make sure u say it on an OUTBOUND call...call center REP here!!

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 02:48

113. tacarat (Posts: 735; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


XD XD

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