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  #1137965 26-Sep-2014 07:44
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The Titanic was unsinkable unless in collision with an iceberg that tears a hole in at least 4 watertight compartments. Are you suggesting that the phone should only be placed in your pocket if you can guarantee the fulcrum of any bending moment will be about the Apple logo?
Doesn't the 4 point deflection test video show an amount of residual bend in the phone? (Going from memory as can't check at the moment).
The guy in the video does apply [b] excessive[/b] force to the 6+, but it is the same force that is applied in subsequent tests, in which all phones, including the 6, fare better. Suggesting a conspiracy or that the video is all about the money smacks of 'shooting the messenger'.




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  #1137967 26-Sep-2014 07:50
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Apple has now stated that a total of nine customers have reported a bent phone. It looks like the media is blowing this issue way out of proportion, as usual.

 
 
 
 


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  #1137969 26-Sep-2014 07:55
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Was the guy in the video one of them?




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  #1137990 26-Sep-2014 08:44
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Behodar: Apple has now stated that a total of nine customers have reported a bent phone. It looks like the media is blowing this issue way out of proportion, as usual.


Coming from the company that said: "You're just holding it wrong" I really can't/won't take them seriously.

For everyone saying this is blown out of proportion, I think honestly the most telling is the random users on Reddit on the post I linked earlier - these aren't people who have posted on Youtube to potentially make money or fame, they are just generic users who have read the post and sure enough, their phones are bent!

For the record, there's a word for what everyone's feeling when they read about Apple failing- it's what made over 1million people watch that dudes video, and it's what may ultimately take Apple down - Schadenfreude "pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others."


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  #1137993 26-Sep-2014 08:52
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tehgerbil:
Behodar: Apple has now stated that a total of nine customers have reported a bent phone. It looks like the media is blowing this issue way out of proportion, as usual.


Coming from the company that said: "You're just holding it wrong" I really can't/won't take them seriously.

For everyone saying this is blown out of proportion, I think honestly the most telling is the random users on Reddit on the post I linked earlier - these aren't people who have posted on Youtube to potentially make money or fame, they are just generic users who have read the post and sure enough, their phones are bent!

For the record, there's a word for what everyone's feeling when they read about Apple failing- it's what made over 1million people watch that dudes video, and it's what may ultimately take Apple down - Schadenfreude "pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others."



LOL, I somewhow don't think so, its the Tall Poppy Syndrome at work. And any advertising is good advertising. Daily, Apple are in the news, good stuff, not good stuff, but daily exposure.

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  #1137997 26-Sep-2014 08:55
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Or a poppy so tall its petals are in the (i)clouds.




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  #1138009 26-Sep-2014 09:13
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And has anybody seen a teardown of the new phones yet? I'm sure there will be some clever structural engineering in there, but it may need beefing up in the 6S+.




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  #1138065 26-Sep-2014 10:41
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Behodar: Apple has now stated that a total of nine customers have reported a bent phone. It looks like the media is blowing this issue way out of proportion, as usual.


Sorry and how long has this phone been available?  Less than a week?

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  #1138235 26-Sep-2014 13:36
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I think the bending is exaggerated BS.

I ordered it anyway rather than buying smaller model which I don't want.

Here is some reassurance for those that are sitting on the fence about the plus model.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/401638/iPhone-6-Plus-review-Apple-smartphone-bend-test-can-Apple-phone-be-bent

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  #1138242 26-Sep-2014 13:43
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I was pretty shocked by this.  Who in their right mind would keep their phablet in their back pocket, sit on it, and then blame the manufacturer for the damage?

If you do that to your phone, you deserve it.  Its not a cushion.

Nobody is saying this happens if the phone is in a front pocket, just back pockets!  Retarded.


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  #1138251 26-Sep-2014 13:59
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I reckon it's being blown out of proportion. I managed to accidentally bend my iPhone 5 after a year or so, and I'm sure this is just the same sort of thing - rare, but can happen.

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  #1138281 26-Sep-2014 14:43
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There are always going to be Apple haters out there.. I personally have an unbent note 3 but wouldn't say no to a 'banana phone' if someone offered me one ;-)

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  #1138411 26-Sep-2014 18:08
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I tried to see if my Macbook would bend in my pocket.
I was not let down.

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  #1138418 26-Sep-2014 18:27
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TimA: I tried to see if my Macbook would bend in my pocket.
I was not let down.

This totally deserves an explanation! Please?! 

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  #1138424 26-Sep-2014 18:48
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Here's the Wired review on the 6+ http://www.wired.com/2014/09/iphone-6-plus-review/


Money quote
Everything about this phone is, at first blush, a new gold standard. It even bends faster than other phones. Yeah, so, about that…

Like a lot of people, I have a bent iPhone 6 Plus. It’s almost imperceptible, but it’s there: a slight warp right at the buttons on the side. Put the phone screen down on a table, and it wobbles. I haven’t purposefully bent it and I don’t recall sitting on it (but I probably have). So why is this one bending? I have a theory: It might have something to do with it being both very thin and very big and made of aluminum.

The Samsung Galaxy Note3 is big, but it’s also 4 mm thicker than the iPhone 6 Plus and doesn’t have an aluminum back that, when bent, stays bent. You don’t hear about big Android phones bending because they are either too thick, or made out of plastic. That’s my theory, anyway.

That’s not the only physical defect. My screen is also scratched. There are three small but distinct scratches, and I’ve no idea how any of them got there. I haven’t carried my keys in my pocket with it. I haven’t done anything unusual with it. But there they are. So after four days, I have a slightly bent, slightly scratched phone.

Which means that, while this is the best hardware I’ve ever used—from the processor to the camera to the display—I’m worried about durability.

And look, for me this isn’t such a big deal, because I didn’t pay for the phone. It’s a loaner, sent over by Apple. But if I had paid $1,000 for this phone off contract—or even $300 for the smallest version with a new two year contract—I would be pretty irritated. I certainly would be in line for a replacement.


Looks like a turkey when reviewers are finding that their review phones are bent, lol


Under the CGA you might be able to argue that the phone is "not fit for purpose" :P

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