Some iPhone 6 Plus units seemingly suffer from accidental bending

Some iPhone 6 Plus units seemingly suffer from accidental bending
Several iPhone 6 Plus owners are complaining that their devices have become slightly bent, mere days after buying them. There’s a thread over at the MacRumors forums which contains reports and photos that confirm this. Apparently, the iPhone 6 Plus can bend if you carry it in your front pocket for too long.

Since the iPhone 6 Plus measures 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches (158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm) - thus being both larger, and thinner than any other previously released iPhone - the fact that it’s more likely to bend under certain circumstances may not come as a surprise.

Apple has yet to take an official stand on the matter. However, if similar reports continue to show up, we assume it won’t be long before the company releases a statement regarding the accidental bending. In any case, this doesn't look good (both literally, and figuratively) for Apple.

If you own an iPhone 6 Plus, let us know if you have any problems with it. If you don’t own one, but maybe intend to, check out our iPhone 6 Plus review here.
  

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122 Comments

1. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

same shiz all over again. lol.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7211; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

When your goal is to make a thinner and thinner iPhone's, using a naturally bending material such as aluminum. Then what were people expecting? One of the great features of plastic. It returns to its original shape. Thin was never in for me. I rather have a larger phone with a bigger battery any day of the week.

16. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

its not a "bug", its a feature - apple marketing izombies would belive it hahaha like the did with apple wave hahaha too good..

54. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I called it during the run-up to the 9/9 announcement - any time you try to make a slimmer anything, bending is an inevitable issue.

99. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yup. The Droid RAZR had cracking issues when ppl had the phone in their back pockets and sat on it. Its was my first and last ultra thin phone. Funny part is thicker phones felt better to hold in the hand. I had a G Nex and Rezound for comparisons. I say boo with ultra thin, we want more bigger batteries.

103. dimas

Posts: 3345; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Fool. iDiots don't believe the laws of physics. They will breather and inhale anything apple gives them.

102. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

IBend Looks like LG needs to take them to court lol.. iFlex :D _ ___ _ (_)( _`\ ( ) | || (_) ) __ ___ _| | | || _

51. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Another reason why OEMs need to stop using such a soft metal like aluminum This would be much less likely to happen if it was made of steel

59. AlikMalix unregistered

Steel would a been great - but it rusts. Plastic is even worse. So - aluminum is ideal - but even though I love apple products and ios - enough of this thinness crap. The protruding camera should tell u that making the phone a millimeter thicker would have its benefits. And not just a smooth back, but more rigidity, and/or more room for components inside. I don't hate, but these compromises are the reason I avoid android.

62. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

2 words... stainless steel ;)

65. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

They should've used fiod-grade or 18.8 stainless steel. Not cheap single layered.

87. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

When you say Android I assume you mean phones made of almost all plastic? I never heard of this problem with the HTC M7 or M8 which is all aluminum.

96. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Android is just an operating system. If you were to compare iphone 6 plus and the note 3, you see that one bends and breaks and the other one doesn't. There's a comparison video in the comments of another article about the bending issue.

107. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

what about stainless steel

56. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Chinese OEMs make thinner devices and dont have this problem...

58. AlikMalix unregistered

There aren't that many sold to have so many people use it to have enough of this problem to hit the news.

66. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

That's off topic, your post makes no sense.

75. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

which hole did u crawl out of? How thin is the Xiaomi mi 4? How many units have already been sold .If 5000 phones are bending ,that's more than a lot to make the .news. Every Chinese flagship sell way more than that amount.

63. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Chinese people are thinner as well, more room in their pockets

108. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

perhaps no one notices it or it is not publicised .

17. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

History repeating itself!

68. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Where are all the Apple fans and users hiding....?

124. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Where are the 3 biggest iCHUMP6bs azzkizzers that usually worship this ripoff POS on every article?

25. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

We have heard the same stories when the iphone 5 was released( and we made fun of it for 2 days in PA...because it was the first phone in the market with a flexible display...lol) but no one else reported such problems after that...PA and many other tech reviewers have iphones with them but they don't say that something like that happened to their iphones.

28. iLexus

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 30, 2009

I guess I'm carrying it wrong

30. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

..But you don't have an iPhone 6(or 6 plus) do you? :D

112. iLexus

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 30, 2009

I actually have 2 iPhone 6+

117. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

If you are not lying...and if you are really afraid that it may happen to your phones , just buy 2 good cases for them.

36. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Apple fans will say, "You're sitting wrong"

47. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

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