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More worrying evidence of the iPhone 6 Plus' fragility: see it easily getting bent on video

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:22

Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus seems to be more fragile than you'd expect. The device's ultra-thin aluminum body can be bent easily...

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posted on 23 Sep 2014, 21:13

137. almostdone (Posts: 238; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Apple will tell you not to wear tight jeans. They will claim any phone in tight jeans will bend or crack.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:31 14

7. chistoefur (Posts: 103; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


That really isn't the case for this phone. People are reporting that just leaving it in their front pockets is causing the bending. The phone is too damn big and too damn skinny. There really needs to be a limit on how thin a phone should be, a limit that even Apple should comply with.

Plus, thicker phones = bigger battery. All for bigger batteries.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:37 12

13. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


I don't think it's the thinnest fault . Maybe they should have check the materials durability and engineering design of the phone. There's a lot of thin phones out there but never suffer the same problem.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:42 5

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


If this turns out to be an issue that affects all 6+ users, Apple is in serious trouble. There's clearly a structural integrity issue.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 23:57 2

179. DnB925Art (Posts: 1061; Member since: 23 May 2013)


But no even 6 users are reporting it as well. I think the size is not the main problem. It is the thinness and the material used. If the aluminum is thin enough, it WILL bend. Look how easily an aluminum can crushes easily in your hand. Even something thinker like home aluminum siding bends as well with enough force. The 6's case is not much thicker than aluminum siding.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:55 11

30. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


I've never heard of & seen this kind of BS happening to other phablets such as Sony Z Ultra, HTC One Max & Samsung Galaxy Note series.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:14 5

42. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Because Apple's obsession with thinness had to give at some point, it seems at least HTC is using a thicker layer of aluminium to give extra toughness instead of going for thinness.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:23 1

50. Furbal (unregistered)


I think the curved shape gives it extra resistance to bending as well, flat is just terrible for strength.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 02:08

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


read this report from phone arena
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Xperia-Z1-frame-bending-for-no-reason-claim-users_id51383

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 19:18 5

79. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


my z ultra was always in my pocket and sometimes i fell asleep with the phone in my pocket and never did it bend. and the z ultra is even 6.5mm thin its larger and wider. this is just bad engineering from apple even on their older phones that where smaller they had the problem of being bendable for just being in your pocket.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:52 13

28. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


No.... They don't... I slept on my Lumia 1020... Nothing.. I sat on it, in my car nothing..... Admitted.. IPhone 6/6s are trash

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:14

41. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I, personally, have not had any problem...so before you go and spout fandroid crap like a complete geek, why don't you wait and see just how many out of the 10 million people that own these devices have suffered this problem..

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:18 6

47. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


You mad?? You seem pretty upset for nothing.

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

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 19:33 5

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


It looks like it's JakeLee, with his other acount.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:35 4

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


Stupid dope its not about how many people uses the phone,its about the built quality of the phone.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 19:02 3

69. iushnt (Posts: 2275; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I think its not an isolated case this time. Even my fren had reported this. At first I told him that it must have been an isolated cases..

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 20:30 1

115. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I always like how a few days of usage without a problem seems to correlate to never in a lifetime. The point is that a very costly problem is probable here under the right conditions and these conditions are generally standard everyday practices.

John B.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 21:16

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


then you see a weird bend in your phone the next day.......

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 22:49

163. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


10mill don't own this device stupid

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 21:27 1

139. Venkatramanan (Posts: 320; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Nokia is known for its durability. Solid Build quality. Poly carbonate is better than metal if it is constructed properly like Nokia.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:23 7

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


I know you love Apple and that's your free choice but when they make a bad phone of inferior quality -call a spade a spade and don't make excuses for them.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:36 3

58. Furbal (unregistered)


Millions of S3s and ip5s live in the back pocket for people, i dont think this is a valid argument =\ My 1520 and note 3 were under quite pressure in my left front pocket every day with nary a issue.

Hopefully this is not a common theme amongst this batch. It'd be a shame for people to damage these in this way

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 18:59

259. RoundhouseMcGee (Posts: 188; Member since: 25 May 2014)


Um the comment came from dark, who is basically illiterate. It was never a valid argument, just spin from a fanboy too eager to defend his precious overlords that he didn't bother to actually READ the article. LOL

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 19:35

266. darkkjedii (Posts: 25090; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Awe thanx for the shoutout

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 19:49

268. RoundhouseMcGee (Posts: 188; Member since: 25 May 2014)


Bro you mean bro drawing attention bro to the fact that you bro can't read, BRO? Yeah, um bro, no problem, bro....

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 20:58

271. darkkjedii (Posts: 25090; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Awww thanx again

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:52 2

65. Scott93274 (Posts: 5431; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I think people have the wrong mindset as to what makes a strong phone. People are all about sapphire glass & metal frames. I think that LG was onto something with their LG G Flex. Flexible phone with self healing casing. That kind of phone is just designed to take the beating of every day life that Apple phones just aren't up to. I still hate the custom UI of their phones though so I won't get them because of it.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 19:05 3

71. madmikepr (Posts: 138; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


If you see the video the guy say that it was already bend a little bit and was all time in his pocket... There's no excuse for that

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 01:29

200. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


There's no excuse for keeping your phone in your pocket?!? I say there's no excuse for making a phone you CAN'T put in your pocket without breaking it...!

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 19:52 6

97. maherk (Posts: 4864; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You always have a way to defend Apple don't you?
I ve had the N8, Galaxy S, LG Optimus 2x, S2, Note, Xperia S, S3, Note 2, S4, Note 3, and now the S5 and they NEVER bended, nor they suffered a cracked screen, again, Never!!
Stop being such a hypocrite, you lost all the respect that was left from the community on this site after the release of the iP6 and mainly your blindly love for the Apple watch.
FYI, the iPhone 6 sells for double the price in the countries where Apple didn't release the phones yet, iP6 is priced at $1350, $1550, 1750, while the iP6+ is priced at $1550, $1750, and $1950 for the 128gb version. So please don't try to make it sound like it is OK if your phone bends when you leave it in your pocket.

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