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  1. JeffDenver's Avatar
    Just...wow. How could that not come up in testing?



    Now it'd be one thing if these warps and bends were the result of back-pocket action. But both of these cases claim the front pocket is to blame. It's easy to tell someone who sits on their phone to knock it off, but the front pocket is a pretty established location for these kind of devices. Assuming these are legitimate and not some painstaking well-coordinated Photoshop prank, that could be quite an issue.

    Some iPhone 6 Plus Owners Report Bending Phones Just From Sitting Down
    So I guess there is at least one downside to a metal phone? At least when it is large and thin.
    09-23-2014 12:37 PM
  2. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    Didn't this come up with the iPhone 5 too? I'd imagine it's going to be a bigger issue with such an enormous slab.
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    09-23-2014 12:41 PM
  3. JeffDenver's Avatar
    Didn't this come up with the iPhone 5 too? I'd imagine it's going to be a bigger issue with such an enormous slab.
    I don't remember hearing about this on the 5S. Or any iPhone before.

    I can see why it's happening...plastic phones would be more resilient because they bend back when the pressure is gone (assuming they don't break). A metal phone would keep it's shape though.

    I don't know that any of these reports have been confirmed. It's possible that it is a hoax of some kind. At first glance it makes sense, but I have not heard reports of the HTC M8 doing this. And it is about the same size. Of course it is thicker.
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    09-23-2014 01:04 PM
  4. Maladroit23's Avatar
    "It's easy to tell someone who sits on their phone to knock it off, but the front pocket is a pretty established location for these kind of devices."
    People, please. Stop sitting down on your front pockets while your phone is in them. I mean, how is that even possible?

    No but really. This is insane.
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    09-23-2014 01:12 PM
  5. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    I don't remember hearing about this on the 5S. Or any iPhone before.

    I can see why it's happening...plastic phones would be more resilient because they bend back when the pressure is gone (assuming they don't break). A metal phone would keep it's shape though.

    I don't know that any of these reports have been confirmed. It's possible that it is a hoax of some kind. At first glance it makes sense, but I have not heard reports of the HTC M8 doing this. And it is about the same size. Of course it is thicker.
    I remember it being a huge problem on the HTC EVO LTE. But if you search, you'll find links for bent iPhone 5's, HTC EVO LTE's, HTC ONE's, pretty much all the metal ones.

    I don't really care about plastic or not, as long as it looks good and doesn't creak. It goes right into a case anyhow.
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    09-23-2014 01:40 PM
  6. zorak950's Avatar
    It remains to be seen if this is a real design fault or just the usual fringe case complaints that tend to come right after a big product launch.
    09-23-2014 01:57 PM
  7. JeffDenver's Avatar
    My Droid 1 was metal and I don't remember this happening. It got beat up and dented, but it never bent.

    I am thinking it's only an issue with larger phones. And until now, the iPhone had no larger phones.
    09-23-2014 01:57 PM
  8. Sizzers's Avatar
    Its possible if the owner was wearing a seriously tight pair of jeans (or perhaps not so tight if the build quality isn't so good).
    09-23-2014 03:46 PM
  9. JeffDenver's Avatar
    Apparently it's not a Hoax.



    Source - And Here's a Guy Bending an iPhone 6 Plus With His Bare Hands

    I personally don't care that much...my problems with Apple run way deeper than this. This is easy to fix...just buy a case. It is weird that this slipped past QC though...very non-Apple.

    On the plus side, I am impressed with the glass and display. It remains intact even when the phone is bent that much.
    09-23-2014 04:01 PM
  10. LeoRex's Avatar
    Didn't this come up with the iPhone 5 too? I'd imagine it's going to be a bigger issue with such an enormous slab.
    Well, the 6 is larger and thinner... The length will cause a pretty sizable increase in torque.

    I'm sure that the 6 will deform with less force than the 5s, just based on the physical dimensions.
    09-23-2014 04:05 PM
  11. sqa4life's Avatar
    Sorry guys, I just gotta post this. I laughed my &&& off when watching this:
    iphone 6 bend test:
    09-23-2014 04:23 PM
  12. pmaisonet's Avatar
    Haha! Thats crazy!
    09-23-2014 04:30 PM
  13. ohbreeeezy's Avatar
    Apple fans will say, "You're sitting wrong"
    09-23-2014 04:47 PM
  14. clevin's Avatar
    haha, about to post this, found on Ars.

    You may want to change title to "Iphone 6 Plus Bend in pocket!" to attract more viewers! That may also make admin to move this to phone wars.
    09-23-2014 04:48 PM
  15. furiousyellow's Avatar
    Isn't the Note 4's frame aluminum also?
    09-23-2014 05:02 PM
  16. xxx420's Avatar
    Did apple even field test this thing in any way?

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-23-2014 05:07 PM
  17. clevin's Avatar
    Isn't the Note 4's frame aluminum also?
    its just a band, the whole body is still extremely hard plastic.... lol
    09-23-2014 05:07 PM
  18. furiousyellow's Avatar
    its just a band, the whole body is still extremely hard plastic.... lol
    Whew! Good to know. Thanks.

    It's funny reading all these tech sites sites trying to play this off like everyone should know better than to carry their phone in their pants pocket.
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    09-23-2014 05:20 PM
  19. sqa4life's Avatar
    haha, about to post this, found on Ars.

    You may want to change title to "Iphone 6 Plus Bend in pocket!" to attract more viewers! That may also make admin to move this to phone wars.
    Good idea. How do I change the tittle?
    09-23-2014 05:34 PM
  20. dpham00's Avatar
    Good idea. How do I change the tittle?
    Done.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    09-23-2014 05:35 PM
  21. sqa4life's Avatar
    Thanks
    09-23-2014 05:46 PM
  22. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Who didn't know aluminum was malleable let alone with what could happen with large moment arms? This is basic physics. 'Murica
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    09-23-2014 06:21 PM
  23. jdhooghe's Avatar
    This was also found in the HTC one. Now I want to see him do the same test with a note. With the same amount of force
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    09-23-2014 06:32 PM
  24. Acturus1982's Avatar
    LG made the flexible phone. Apple is just perfecting it.
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    09-23-2014 06:37 PM
  25. jlczl's Avatar
    This was also found in the HTC one. Now I want to see him do the same test with a note. With the same amount of force
    Do you have a link? Video?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-23-2014 06:40 PM
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