China Unicom offers in-store pocket enlargements for its Apple iPhone 6 Plus customers

China Unicom offers in-store pocket enlargements for its Apple iPhone 6 Plus customers
Here is something you don't see every day. In order to help its customers find a pocket on their pants that will accommodate the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, China Unicom is offering in-house pocket enlargements. That's right, China's second largest carrier has hired a group of tailors to expand the size of the pockets on the pants of those who come into the store, and purchase Apple's 5.5-inch phablet.

Certainly China Unicom is taking advantage of all of those reports claiming that the iPhone 6 Plus bent while inside a pants pocket. There are larger screened smartphones available in China, and we never heard of any carrier in the country offering free pocket enlargements for those phones.

Actually, we can't give China Unicom credit for being the first to offer a tailor for the iPhone 6 Plus. It seems that in the Netherlands, mobile operator KPN offered alterations for buyers of Apple's first phablet, right outside one of their retail stores.


source: TechinAsia via iClarified, GSMArena

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42 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This is quite bizarre...

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I mean mine fits perfectly in my pockets and I wear slim jeans.

10. bendgate unregistered

It has nothing to do with pocket size. Just another iDrama comedy.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It has everything to do with pocket size lol.

21. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Not if your comment is anything to go by...?

26. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

So they literally take your pants and grab your a$$....

32. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

iPants

33. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Agree. It's just another iDrama comedy, to make hype about Apple. How "important" they are in China. LOL The market share of Apple in China is funny small. Besides the ppl in China deal with large phones since long ago. Most of them are with large phones. And the last thing - big pockets are not bend-savers . The problem is in iFlex6+

24. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

This is hilarious hahaha

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I hope they offer a fireproof lining for these expanded pockets.

3. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

oh for fu*ks sake.. who does this

12. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Is not uncommon for countries like China, India, or an Asian country to have this type of thing. You could like rip your pants while walking down the street or lose a button and walk into the nearest tailor shop to get it fixed in like 5 minutes. If your phone's screen breaks or your microphone goes bad...you just have to walk down the street to a cellphone shop and they fix it.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So basically how it is in the US.

23. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

I suppose so. I was speaking from personal experience about that(not the pants..it was cellphone repair :P)..but I've never needed a tailor here in the US, or a cellphone repair shop. I guess the standard of living makes a difference.

28. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

What does standard of living has to do with needing a cellphone repair...or needing a tailor even...?? Trying to stereotype?

39. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

I dont know where u ppl live, but i dont have a tailor shop around here...there is one small cellphone shop like 10 miles away. Some ppl just dont need them. Do u use a tailor?

42. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

Lol..."i dont know where u ppl live..." Guess u haven't been around much...but i digress...

25. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

I am from India ...never heard about this

4. MrsJedi

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

Is this a joke? Only asking because it seems like one.

11. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Its most likely not a joke.

34. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It's actually just pathetic Apple's ADVERTISING. To make you believe how "important" are Apple in China , and how crazy become china ppl about the "beloved" iphones,

5. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

The heck?

7. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

Lol! Great Scott! You might think this is crazy or what not , but in business, this is what they call great customer service!

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this is just a weekend joke so just for lol.

9. bendgate unregistered

Weird service for iWeirdos.

15. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol how about a pocket for a tablet?

16. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

iPhones: Where you have to change your clothes, habits and phone-using behavior just to accommodate the stupid phone because you paid a bomb for it and it makes you feel rich...

17. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

lol wut? I guess everybody in China has uber skinny jeans?

19. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Their clothes are slim! My shoulders are 50cm and Chinese traders probably think I'm a giant when I order some 2XL-size stuff. :D

35. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

BS Ppl in China deal with huge phones LONG , LONG, LONG before iFlex6+. Almost everyone there is with large phone and NO PROBLEM so far.

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