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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, 20:08 5

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

We can't deny that phones can meet a demise such as this. However, editors and tech sites are really looking like idiots when they make claims that the iphone is really put together and feels solid and premium. Solid just went south and premium appears to have less significance.

Apple needs to decide whether they want their customers to expose their investments in a display case or make their products so people can use then without worry. Apple is so worried about if it can make it elegant like fine crystal that it is forgetting whether it should. I guess Apple's software alone isn't good enough to sell so it needs to do something that others could've done before but didn't because of this reason. We are talking a handheld device that is prone to any accident due to mobility

John B.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 20:17 3

108. Sakeem (Posts: 611; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

This is not going to fly Darkk. This is a design flaw. No way around it. Its been reported that the people this happened to were being careful.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 22:18 2

156. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Just like when the iPhone 4 came out, the attenna issue. These same apple fanboys were defending that issue, claiming it never happened or that every phone suffers this problem.


posted on 23 Sep 2014, 20:27 5

114. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Check out the same test from the same guy , on Note 3.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 20:53 2

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

I seem to get negative feedback on my 28 years experience with plastic in this industry. However, I feel it is the best material for what we as consumers use our products for.

John B.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 21:32

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

I have seen your comments saying "Cheap Aluminium Tin". That is very true.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 21:56

149. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

The biggest problem with this is ...as always....Apple and its products get put on a mighty big pedestal.

These things arent supposed to happen to Apple.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 01:55

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

That's not really the issue; these things aren't supposed to happen to anyone, and they rarely do. Apple charging a lot more for their devices than their competitors only aggravates the situation.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 03:13 1

215. ssanders2k7 (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)

I have dropped my Note 3, sat on it, keep it in my pocket daily, and the cat knocked it off the counter. No bends or anything more than a minor scuff on the side.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 04:21

219. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Except the phones were in the front pockets, though some of the pants might have been tight fitting.

You pretty much lose the aesthetics by placing a case on the iPhone, even if it's a form fitting one which is a shame. When I was considering the Iphone 6 I was also planning on getting the UAG case for it but for part time use. The UAG for my HTC One M8 is kinda just laying around as I find the phone holding up really well without it (though it does have a glass screen protector).

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 05:12 1

224. Izoe (Posts: 142; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)

Unfortunately from reports, this isn't bending by people sitting on the phone, its bending in their front pockets. This is worrying. Surely its a manufacturing defect.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 12:44

246. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Nice try conveniently omitting that these bending accidents happen in the front pocket. So unless these people were rough dry humping with their jeans on I don't think they were being careless bro.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 18:48

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

I know that asking you to read is asking a LOT, but....read. It's happening in peoples front pockets, not from sitting on them. Again, READ. It's really not hard at all, and you would be absolutely amazed how much you can learn. Also reading can help you look like less of a dumbass, since you won't make statements that imply you either cannot or choose not to read.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:27 2

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

What do you expect it's the time they have a thin phone it won't be perfect that the reason why they have S version. The important thing is customer pays them premium money.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 18:16 2

43. kinnesotan (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)

Have you ever considered writing on a phone related website?

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:29 12

4. solidsnake695 (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)

iphone fans will say its iphone flex :P

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:31 1

6. NexusX (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 May 2013)

If you apply enough force, all metal bends, esp aluminum, if it was a galaxy s5, itd crack before bending

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:35 17

9. tedkord (Posts: 14151; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

But since the S5 survived being run over by SUVs a couple of times, it'll take a heck of a lot of force to crack it.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 19:30 6

85. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)

Check out his same test with the note 3, link somewhere in comments (doesn't bend or break, even at full force)

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 20:19 3

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

At least with a plastic phone, the chances of replacing the cracked piece is far easier and less expensive. Props to plastic in a mobility world. Accidents happen and plastic has proved time and time again in this industry, that it's more resilient to handling and more importantly; servicing.

John B.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:32 21

8. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Apple fans be like, yeah we've got a curved display

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:35 1

10. ushoda (Posts: 63; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)

oh gosh.... all over again.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:36 1

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

yea im not going to get into how cheaply made the iphone and samsung note are built. But hey its your money. at least with the nexus you get what you pay for.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 19:07 3

74. iushnt (Posts: 2268; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

Samsung notes are not cheeaply made

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 19:52 4

98. wilsong17 (unregistered)

Sir you have even own a note so stfu... I like the plastic on the note 3

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 23:14

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

I dont like samsung. and just look up how much it costs to build a note. If you want to talk about owning a device.

posted on 24 Sep 2014, 00:04

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

Yet the that "cheaply made" Note 3 survived the bend test, with even more force than what was used on the iPhone 6+.

I've had an Epic 4G, Nexus S 4G, Note 1 and Note 2 and none of them have bent from being placed in my pocket, and I put it in my BACK packet and sat on them constantly. Many IP6 and 6+ owners have bent them just buy putting them in their FRONT pocket.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:36 5

12. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

A bent iPhone6+ is a wannabe G Flex.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 21:42

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


posted on 23 Sep 2014, 17:38 1

14. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

I'd say it's just common sense not to put pressure on a large ultra thin aluminum device. Probably the wussies wearing skinny jeans jamming the phone in their front pocket lol.

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