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  Reply # 1138471 26-Sep-2014 20:50
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The wired review so says:

"This device is hard to sum up. Everything about it is wonderful, and if the bending doesn’t get any worse, and the scratches remain minor, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone. It’s a truly wonderful phone, the best from a purely hardware perspective I’ve ever used."

So maybe not a turkey. But I still wouldn't park it in my back pocket. (?° ??°)

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  Reply # 1138501 26-Sep-2014 21:38
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  Reply # 1138535 26-Sep-2014 23:09
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Strange to say the least. If mine has the slightest bend I will reject it no matter if Apple take it back or not.

The photo's I keep seeing is the same few photos re-used over again all over the net.

Personally I have never put a cell phone in my back pocket ever.

"oh no sat on my smokes in my back pocket bro"

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  Reply # 1138540 27-Sep-2014 00:01
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tehgerbil:
TimA: I tried to see if my Macbook would bend in my pocket.
I was not let down.

This totally deserves an explanation! Please?! 


Well,
I was keeping my Macbook Pro  in my back pocket (as all smart device users apparently do, its the new trend.) I kinda sat down and didnt realize it was there for like 3 hours LOL!. 
So it bent aye.




 


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  Reply # 1138541 27-Sep-2014 00:18
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I saw just before an article complaining about the iPhone 5S bending in peoples pockets more than the 6 plus is.

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  Reply # 1138554 27-Sep-2014 03:50
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TimA:
tehgerbil:
TimA: I tried to see if my Macbook would bend in my pocket.
I was not let down.

This totally deserves an explanation! Please?! 


Well,
I was keeping my Macbook Pro  in my back pocket (as all smart device users apparently do, its the new trend.) I kinda sat down and didnt realize it was there for like 3 hours LOL!. 
So it bent aye.


Tim's just covering up. Someone sat on Tim.




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  Reply # 1143123 28-Sep-2014 21:03
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ubergeeknz:
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?


Well in the first 3 days it sold 10 million iPhone 6 & 6 Plus' units. And thats only in 10 countries too. 

So at the moment it's not even a 1 in a million thing considering it's since launched in a tonne of other countries and sold probably millions more units. 




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  Reply # 1143203 28-Sep-2014 23:06
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Now that Apple have a bent phone they could reintroduce the rainbow logo. Actually no, I heard the straight community want the rainbow back.

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  Reply # 1143238 29-Sep-2014 08:17
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Just a thought, these standard tests, to test the bend pressure are not actually a fair test for all devices, as they all use the same fulcrum point. 

If you take a 15cm long piece of material, and a 30cm piece, and then bend them both with a "bend stress test" over a 15cm area this is fundamentally not an accurate real world test.

A proper stress test would be to spread the force over the entire length of the phones, now this would be an interesting test, as it would compare the stress load over the entire length of the phone, not over a select small percentage.

[Clarification: I'm don't have a grasp of engineering, if someone could weigh in who does?]

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  Reply # 1143242 29-Sep-2014 08:24
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I still don't understand why you would put a $1400 device in your back pocket and then sit on it. What the hell is wrong with some people?




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  Reply # 1143251 29-Sep-2014 08:32
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tehgerbil: Just a thought, these standard tests, to test the bend pressure are not actually a fair test for all devices, as they all use the same fulcrum point. 

If you take a 15cm long piece of material, and a 30cm piece, and then bend them both with a "bend stress test" over a 15cm area this is fundamentally not an accurate real world test.

A proper stress test would be to spread the force over the entire length of the phones, now this would be an interesting test, as it would compare the stress load over the entire length of the phone, not over a select small percentage.

[Clarification: I'm don't have a grasp of engineering, if someone could weigh in who does?]


Agree. You could have the fulcrum at one third, half way, two thirds. As each phone may have a different weakest point. The 6Plus is weakest where they tested so thats probably a worst case scenario. And in the second Youtube video the dude made, he placed his finger and thumb in the middle, except on the Plus, where he placed it on the edge, to make it easier to bend. Then he stated that he tested all in the middle. It was contrived to a degree for sure 

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  Reply # 1144542 30-Sep-2014 21:19
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I don't condone what this guy did for the sake of creating his journalist by intentionally damaging the item.

He does say he used excessive force bend the iPhone 6+, and then goes on to say it is unlikely to bend from normal usage.

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/i-walked-into-an-apple-store-and-i-was-able-to-bend-the-iphone-6-plus-pretty-easily-2014-9

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  Reply # 1144566 30-Sep-2014 22:09
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A5X: I don't condone what this guy did for the sake of creating his journalist by intentionally damaging the item.

He does say he used excessive force bend the iPhone 6+, and then goes on to say it is unlikely to bend from normal usage.

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/i-walked-into-an-apple-store-and-i-was-able-to-bend-the-iphone-6-plus-pretty-easily-2014-9


Walks into a shop and bends their phone,justifying that others were also trying to.....
says it hurt his thumb for 20 mins after AND that it bent 'easily'

This dude is just low down dodgy!

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  Reply # 1144607 1-Oct-2014 06:30
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I put my 6+ in my pocket when riding last night, no sign of bending, and to my surprise it fit!

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  Reply # 1144624 1-Oct-2014 08:28
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I'm just stunned that people think it's OK to go into a store and try to bend a $1000+ piece of kit that;s on display!!!


I've read several reports of this now, but haven't seen anyone try it...if I did, they'd hear my opinion on what they're attempting!




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