Poll results: Will #bendgate impact your decision to get the iPhone 6 Plus?
posted by Chris P. / Sep 29, 2014, 3:27 AM
Indeed, a pressure test of the first Apple phablet went viral shortly after it was released -- it turns out that the device, likely because of its internal geometry, isn't very sturdy at all and can be bent if enough pressure is exerted. From what we know so far, the area around the volume rocker is the most susceptible, though various theories have surfaced on the web as to why all of this happens. Perhaps the important part for you to remember is that Apple might exchange your bent iPhone 6 Plus if it passes a visual inspection by one of its Genius employees at their stores.
Judging from the answers you gave on that very same topic in our latest poll, the answer is a resounding "Yes". That's right, over 80% of you expressed concern, while the remaining fifth of you don't necessarily agree and do not feel like this is a major issue that should stand in your way if considering the iPhone 6 Plus.And yet, while the above is somewhat comforting, the question remains: Does this apparent structural flaw concern you?
Will #Bendgate be a factor for you in choosing the iPhone 6 Plus?
Yes, it has me worried
No, I don't think it will be that much of an issue
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Hmm..surprised that iZombies would be worried about Bendgate. Still some hopes for those that are worried though. ^_^
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 3:30 AM 2
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Honestly, I guess more than 90% of "YES" voters hate iPhone and have no intention to buy iPhone at all.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 4:06 AM 15
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Honestly, the poll should be 100% yes even if it is 90% haters. For any other device this would literally mean 0 sales. If you were told your desk or chair might deform easily under normal use, you wouldn't even consider it. The issue with iPhones is that they are marketed heavily (by fans and Apple) for their supposed premium build quality and materials which they boast about constantly. Now thanks to that pomposity they literally will get horrendous bad press when they falter (and they should). This is how the consumer base keeps their favorites in check by making them hurt for stupidity, not by giving them a pass.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 5:09 AM 17
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Case manufacturers are going to see increased sales of cases for the + over last years phones. Only problem is that some case manufacturers (Otterbox for example) can't get their cases produced fast enough.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 12:31 PM 0
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Bendable or not, I'm still a fan of Apple phones in general. That's just me though personally. Both iOS and Android do great things, just in different approaches and it really comes down to which suits you better. Some people like the customizability and UI personalization with Android, some like the fluid, easy to use ecosystem with iOS. I used on iOS a lot, but I've realized, if somebody uses a different OS than me, who cares. Go for whichever YOU prefer based on YOUR needs.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 3:33 AM 4
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iOS is not any easier to use than Android. Just saying :)
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 3:41 AM 11
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You are so wrong. Rooting is harder than jail breaking and the process is longer. I rooted my One and it took much longer than jailbreaking. I had to download a bunch of files and go through the process of unlocking the bootloader and etc. While for jailbreaking all I did was download 1 file, run it and plug in my iPhone.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 5:12 PM 0
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Unlocking the bootloader is different, and not comparable to jailbreak on iOS, you cant flash custom ROM on iOS With rooting you get all the jailbreak features, even without rooting you already have half of the jailbreak features Also when updating on root I just edit the factory image so it doesn't wipe my data, then I flash it, then I root, flash custom kernel and reinstall xposed, ~10 minutes With iOS I had to backup, the update wiped my iPhone, then I restored apps from the backup, then sync my music over and then run the jailbreak, about ~30 minutes and then a few hours to convert and transfer my music If you get Google's Nexus its even easier to root, to unlock the bootloader, and gets updates straight away
posted on Sep 30, 2014, 3:12 AM 0
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Both platforms are fluid, just saying.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 4:06 AM 4
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Interestingly, the Nexus 5 (~1 year old $350 phone) is somewhat faster than the iPhone 6https://www.youtube.com/watch?
I'm not upgrading from my Nexus 5 this year
I'm gonna wait for at least the Snapdragon 810 or Nvidia M1 (K1's successor)
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 4:29 AM 5
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Lol you're like that hypocritical darkjedii, trying to sing a different tune. We all know where you reside and you'll be back to your old ways much sooner than later I'm willing to wager.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 4:42 AM 3
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Even if you are an Apple fan, the iPhone 6 is a bad deal. Not only because of this structural flaw, but also because there is no major improvement when it comes to specs. iPhone 5S is just as good and, even if I just saw these 3D models and didn't get to see the new iPhone for real, the 5S looks better in my opinion: versus.com/en/apple-iphone-6-vs-apple-iphone-5s Also, the 5S will be cheaper now, so I advise anyone interested in iPhones to get the 5S instead of 6 or 6 Plus.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 5:48 AM 2
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Chris, you should add to your first line that the front pocket isn't safe either, since several users have reported the phones bending there. It's not just an issue of sitting on it in the back pocket.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 3:41 AM 8
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