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Topic # 152376 24-Sep-2014 17:53
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I have been wanting to buy the iPhone 6 Plus when its coming out this friday, but this test has made me think twise.



And if you are wondering how that stacks up against the similar sized Samsung Note 3, wonder no more:





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  Reply # 1136898 24-Sep-2014 20:27
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I'd like to see how many iPhone 6 pluses end up bent in real world situations...




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  Reply # 1136902 24-Sep-2014 20:33
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Shame to see a perfectly good handset wrecked. Mind you, where there's smoke.....
Someone must have experienced it, even for a minor degree for comments to start. This is how the "death grip" started.

As I said in the iPhone 6 thread, maybe they need to offer instructions. Don't put it in water, the microwave, or your pocket!

As far as the OP goes, not so much will it bend but what happens to it when it does.




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  Reply # 1136911 24-Sep-2014 20:42
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everything bends. don't sit on things

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  Reply # 1136912 24-Sep-2014 20:42
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The Note 3 is 8.3MM thick while the iPhone 6+ is 7.1MM thick. So a difference of 1.2MM which is quite considerable for a phone.
So obviously the thinner device here is going to be easier to bend.

Also, the note 3 is made of plastic on the back and I think on the sides too, so its not going to hold a bend as much as the iPhone 6+ which is made of super malleable aluminium which will hold a bend in place.

They need to compare *ehim* apples with apples... 

And hes exerting quite a bit of pressure on the phone. I'm sure if I did that much to any phone it could be broken some how. If you're putting your phone in a position where its going to be bent like that on a regular basis you need to either get a super thick case, put it in another pocket or get a nice purse to put it in.




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  Reply # 1136921 24-Sep-2014 20:55
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tardtasticx: The Note 3 is 8.3MM thick while the iPhone 6+ is 7.1MM thick. So a difference of 1.2MM which is quite considerable for a phone.
So obviously the thinner device here is going to be easier to bend.

Also, the note 3 is made of plastic on the back and I think on the sides too, so its not going to hold a bend as much as the iPhone 6+ which is made of super malleable aluminium which will hold a bend in place.

They need to compare *ehim* apples with apples... 

And hes exerting quite a bit of pressure on the phone. I'm sure if I did that much to any phone it could be broken some how. If you're putting your phone in a position where its going to be bent like that on a regular basis you need to either get a super thick case, put it in another pocket or get a nice purse to put it in.


Good to see you sticking up for the iphone but who cares and why would you bend it at all.

I think the whole thing is a nonsense and no reason not to buy the 6+. Its like throwing 2 phones that aren't water resistant into a bucket of water it basically stuffs the phone as much as bending it to breaking point.

It's alos as stupid as people being sucked in about charging your iphone in a microwave




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  Reply # 1136923 24-Sep-2014 20:58
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joker97: everything bends. don't sit on things


Yah because NO person ever sits down with their phone in their pocket. 

Apple will surely be out shortly with a "your holding it wrong" marketing message :(

Another reason to avoid iPhones says I :) 




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  Reply # 1136924 24-Sep-2014 21:01
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I think the videos were made after this story on Macrumors http://www.macrumors.com/2014/09/23/iphone-6-plus-bending-pockets/


A phone bending when being bent with force is one thing, a phone ending up bent from being in your pocket is another. 




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  Reply # 1136925 24-Sep-2014 21:01
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jeffnz:
tardtasticx: The Note 3 is 8.3MM thick while the iPhone 6+ is 7.1MM thick. So a difference of 1.2MM which is quite considerable for a phone.
So obviously the thinner device here is going to be easier to bend.

Also, the note 3 is made of plastic on the back and I think on the sides too, so its not going to hold a bend as much as the iPhone 6+ which is made of super malleable aluminium which will hold a bend in place.

They need to compare *ehim* apples with apples... 

And hes exerting quite a bit of pressure on the phone. I'm sure if I did that much to any phone it could be broken some how. If you're putting your phone in a position where its going to be bent like that on a regular basis you need to either get a super thick case, put it in another pocket or get a nice purse to put it in.


Good to see you sticking up for the iphone but who cares and why would you bend it at all.

I think the whole thing is a nonsense and no reason not to buy the 6+. Its like throwing 2 phones that aren't water resistant into a bucket of water it basically stuffs the phone as much as bending it to breaking point.

It's alos as stupid as people being sucked in about charging your iphone in a microwave


I just don't think its a fair comparison. They're vastly different devices with the only thing remotely the same being the screen size.

I agree though people should just treat their phones better like the fragile objects they are and move on. Everything can break under the right circumstances 




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  Reply # 1136931 24-Sep-2014 21:07
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tardtasticx:
jeffnz:
tardtasticx: The Note 3 is 8.3MM thick while the iPhone 6+ is 7.1MM thick. So a difference of 1.2MM which is quite considerable for a phone.
So obviously the thinner device here is going to be easier to bend.

Also, the note 3 is made of plastic on the back and I think on the sides too, so its not going to hold a bend as much as the iPhone 6+ which is made of super malleable aluminium which will hold a bend in place.

They need to compare *ehim* apples with apples... 

And hes exerting quite a bit of pressure on the phone. I'm sure if I did that much to any phone it could be broken some how. If you're putting your phone in a position where its going to be bent like that on a regular basis you need to either get a super thick case, put it in another pocket or get a nice purse to put it in.


Good to see you sticking up for the iphone but who cares and why would you bend it at all.

I think the whole thing is a nonsense and no reason not to buy the 6+. Its like throwing 2 phones that aren't water resistant into a bucket of water it basically stuffs the phone as much as bending it to breaking point.

It's alos as stupid as people being sucked in about charging your iphone in a microwave


I just don't think its a fair comparison. They're vastly different devices with the only thing remotely the same being the screen size.

I agree though people should just treat their phones better like the fragile objects they are and move on. Everything can break under the right circumstances 


I suppose the comparison is due to both being top in their respective markets for Phablets. I can't see that Apple would not have tested this so time will tell. No need to jump right in anyway so wait a few weeks to see what eventuates 




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  Reply # 1136932 24-Sep-2014 21:10
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Handsomedan: I'd like to see how many iPhone 6 pluses end up bent in real world situations...


Actually there has been reports that iphone6+ bent easily. Remember this does not happen on iphone6.

Not that I care with Apple products.





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  Reply # 1136942 24-Sep-2014 21:15
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  Reply # 1136958 24-Sep-2014 21:40
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The iPhone has an alloy construction.
Generally alooominum will bend and stay bent. The Samsung bent pretty well and went back as it isnt alloy.




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  Reply # 1136960 24-Sep-2014 21:45
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Yeah, the issue here is that under 'normal' use, e.g. in jeans front pocket the phone physically and (I'd imagine) irreparably bends. Let's be honest here, this isn't hipsters with tight jeans, it's normal Jo Bloggs who kneel down with their phone in their jeans who could bend their new device. 

For a $1000+ piece of hardware that's going to be some really pissed off customers, and they can't fix it with a software patch, it's permanent and  not covered by the warranty. 

Poor form from any company, let alone one with the R&D budget of Apple!

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  Reply # 1136962 24-Sep-2014 21:47
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It is a big chunk of thin ali. I am not that surprised that it bent and holds a bend like that. It probably wouldn't bend to that extent in your pants though, so it should be possible to straighten it if it is not so bent. If you are of the tight pants wearing fraternity, probably time to find a different place to store your phone all the same.
If there was another comparable phone, it would probably bend too. Note uses plastic, so does the 1520 and G3, they are thicker too. Z2 or Z3 might be a good comparison to try the same test on.




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  Reply # 1136969 24-Sep-2014 21:59
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The engineer who designed the bottom of the volume rocker cutout to be so close to the area under maximum stress during bending might have to go into hiding.




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