However, we will not disregard the fact that the allegedly bendable iPhone 6 Plus became a hot topic of the Internet this past week. How much of it is true and how much was overblown by people, who decided to try and bend their iPhone 6 Plus units on purpose, remains unknown. Still, there is no denying that some users did get the issue accidentally, and this means that there will probably be more such mishaps in the future.
In comes company gTool with a solution – the PanelPress. It's basically a screw press-like device, which has been shaped and outfitted in a way that, supposedly, returns an iPhone's (5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus) bent aluminum panel to its original shape, without deforming or damaging it.
Now, at first read, one might think “This is ridiculous”, but do keep in mind that gTool is a company that makes a business out of selling specialized instruments meant to fix iDevices. In the past, they have released solutions such as the iCorner (to fix bent corners on dropped iPads and iPhones), Screen Jack (to safely and securely pull a screen off of a device), etc. So no, the PanelPress is not something meant for you to buy and use at home, rather it is aimed at specialists who provide repair services.
As far as price goes – the unit is available in Europe for ~$290 (€228). The company does have a network of partners in the US, but we couldn't find the new product on their websites at the current time.
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What about samsungs #gapgate? Isn't there a solution to it?
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 8:32 AM 6
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Gap is part of design dumbass , you cant see it with bare eye and it does not affect usability of the phone.In fact , gap is there partialy to absorb shock from falling etc, thats why Note 4 performs superb in drop tests.
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 8:59 AM 16
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Its not a gap that leads directly to hardware. Damn you are ignorant, but hey ,you can just keep on hating. And you should put this device for fixing your bend next to your doorstep so every time you come home from work you can fix your iphone right up!
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 10:30 AM 3
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Arh the same Thing the iPhone 6 got?http://9to5mac.com/community/m
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 10:21 AM 0
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If or should that be iF there is a gap, the phone is replaceable as the gap would fall under manufacturers defect therefore "warranty" Any discernible gap is not part of design which has inadvertently passed through Quality Control....oops This is NOT to be confused with a product design "defect" as the iPhones “have left the building” that way Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ are “weaker “than earlier iPhones which is easily proven not by science but by maths A 10 Cm cube is equally strong / weak on any of its side The area is 100 sq. cm (volume 1000 cubic cm not important) but AREA divided by width is, the 10CM cube area/ width is 10 As we are just comparing iPhones they are BIGGER but also thinner so bend more readily iPhone 5 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm. Area 72.5468 sq. cm iPhone 5S 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm. Area 72.54.68 sq. cm iPhone 6 138.1 x 67.0 x 6.9 mm Area 92.527 sq. cm iPhone 6+ 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm Area123.0018 sq. cm MATHS AREA divided by WIDTH Iphone5 9.54563 iphone5S 9.54563 iPhone 6 13.4097 iPhone 6+ 17.324197 **** **** e.g. the IP6+ were 10 cm thick (answer now is 12.30018) increase numeric means getting thinner As you can see both iPhone 6 / 6+ are both physically THINNER than the iPhone 5 /5S and as we are just comparing iPhones math’s have demonstrated why iPhones are bending In addition this is just pure conjecture the absence of Gorilla Glass and the use of shatterproof glass (less support) as it is a “weaker” component I would say That really is NOT the problem The detail missing when ordering an iPhone is simply this http://www.phonearena.com/phon
If you started a contract in 2012 with the iPhone5, the 2014 iPhone 6 is a larger display iPhone 5 with Apple Pay.
FYI Apple will receive 15c per transaction, thus NFC only inclusion into an iPhone
Apple pay needs ALL THREE: iPhone 6 / 6+; CREDIT /DEBIT card; NFC terminal, (if just one is missing old school cash or Credit / Debit
I mean is it necessary, or faster really to pay using your phone
Re iPhone 5 / iPhone 6 comparison remember 2 years separate these phone
#12. Anything worth selling is worth selling twice, ask a “Trekkie” where this is from
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 11:51 AM 1
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Europe for ~$290 (€228). NO THANKS
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 8:34 AM 1
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You can buy a better phone instead of gTool... Maybe an iOs 8.1 update will fix the #bendgate problem
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 9:05 AM 3
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Why buy this thing? Why not just give your bent iPhone back to the Apple store to replace a new one? They swallowed your $1000 and you rather to buy this thing and fix it yourself? That's like thanking Apple for the bent iPhone for $1000, "and I'm just gonna fix it myself to thank Apple for their great effort to make this great phone for me.".
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 8:50 AM 8
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"So no, the PanelPress is not something meant for you to buy and use at home, rather it is aimed at specialists who provide repair services." Did you chose to ignore this sentence from the article?
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 11:25 AM 1
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Do not by this. Apple is offering free replacements for phones that bend with normal use. Once it's bent, its a structurally weaker there. Just get your free replacement.
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 8:51 AM 2
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