Does the protruding camera on the new iPhone bother you? There’s a grinder for that

As people get settled into their fancy new iPhones, we will start to learn more about the quirks here and there. Just recently, we shared news with you about a higher incidence of iOS 8 crashing, though the percentages are still pretty small, and that is to be expected with new operating systems.

If you read through our reviews of the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6 Plus, criticisms were few, but notable given the landscape of current flagship designs.

Common among those negatives was how the camera assembly protrudes on the back of the device, thus causing it to wobble like a chair with a missing peg on one its legs when the device is placed on its back on a flat surface. Of course, putting the phone in a case might do the trick and smooth things out, but for the person that wants to show off their glamorous new phone, that is not an option.

Enter some humor that tells a story, a story of a wobbly iPhone. Seemingly no one can help. As it happens, there is a guy in Budapest, Hungary, named “X,” and he as the perfect tool to solve the problem.



1. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

you pay that much for a phone and you also have to grind it as well?

6. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

that video currently has 100k visualizations, it will go viral and in just a few days will have millions, so he will gain much more money than what he spent to buy the iphone. He kwows exactly what he's doing. ;)

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I don't think that is what he meant, he meant "I pay all this money for a phone and have to finish the phone myself" something like that

39. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The rim is there to minimise Flash Bleed.... FFS

9. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Probably made more money than you make in a month with that video on youtube.

11. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

I think it's time for you to go see your proctologist again LOL

12. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

It pays for itself - half the people in those long iphone queues at launch are either black market re-sellers, YOUTUBE VIDEO PRODUCERS who have to get their stuff out first. The ones who do the reviews, drop tests, unboxings, torture tests etc. So its pretty much a business!

14. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

wasn't talking about this guy in the video or any other reviewers but thanks for the info :)

28. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

If you look carefully the grinder also grinds the phone left corner

34. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


2. saadgadit

Posts: 8; Member since: May 23, 2012

iGrind.. $900 only!

3. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Paying too much for a unfinished phone and then finishing it yourself must be pretty fun. Uh oh, it's only 1:50 pm and only 10% battery left.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

If you don't put your overpriced iJewlery in a case, you deserve all the damage you get to your precious status symbol.

5. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Even htc one x has protruding camera. No one ever complained.

8. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Yeah, but HTC One X never wobbles, as its centered and well balanced, Apple has lost on this one and its damn ugly looking.

19. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The protruding camera on my HTC Droid Incredible was easily scratched (though it took a while for the red paint to come off) and the phone did not sit totally flat on the desk but it did help amplify ringtones while resting on it. Apple should have just increased the thickness a little bit to make the camera housing flush with the body while at the same time giving it more room for a somewhat larger battery. Of course there was the issue with the amount of RAM installed...

26. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

The htc one wobbles due to it's curved design( I know the design is too beautiful to complain but it's a fact) nexus 5 has a protruding (slightly) camera, even Samsung makes phones that have protruding cameras.

27. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

But not as high as iphone

29. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

No...check out the pics of the HTC one x or the galaxy alpha.

10. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Awww... Why didn't they open the camera app. Would have loved to see how damaged the resulting image is or lack thereof.

25. hltechie unregistered

I was waiting for that as well. That would have made the video all the more funny.

13. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

... :)

15. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Wow it's so cool to find new ways to damage my expensive gadget! ..people these days.

17. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Like Samuel L. Jackson said in "Changing Lanes", "I want my time back, can you give me my time back?" Stupid video....

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What a waste bro. I actually think the camera looks kinda cool. I have the black and red apple cases, using the black leather one at the moment. Gives it an executive feel.

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You mean "iCool" that's what your meant to say, because your iDevice, has a " i " word front of it. All "dark jet black " looks better.

22. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

My Prada avatar is "black" looks better.

32. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Yes I'm sure all the kiddies at the playgrounds you hang out at are very impressed with your new toy.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol look who's back. Make your insults good please. Post 32 sucked.

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

No iBoy, stop remiencing. Past is past.

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