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  Reply # 1149110 7-Oct-2014 13:03
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I see the latest set of complaints is to do with people getting their hair caught in the gaps in the new iPhones. I predict when 'hairgate' hits the headlines Apple's response will be "get a haircut" (a la antennaegate) and then offer hairbands to affected customers :-)

When I picked up a display model of the 6+ in jbhf I was impressed with the quality of its construction, but it does give the impression of being fragile because of its thinness and light weight. That possibly lends itself to people wondering just how strong it really is. Not that that is an excuse to try and bend it.

My experience on structural design is that people expect things to look strong and sturdy to be so. A classic example in my earlier days was designing a stainless steel platform in a process plant in which I used a 50% overdesign factor. It was sturdy, but the process workers wouldn't use it because it 'looked a bit weak'. In the end I got the fitters to put on a couple of unnecessary braces and a bit of box section that added nothing to the integrity of the platform, then the plant workers were happy.

Anyone who pays $1400 for a piece of precision technology and then maltreats it is either very rich or just plain stupid.




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Dingbatt: I see the latest set of complaints is to do with people getting their hair caught in the gaps in the new iPhones. I predict when 'hairgate' hits the headlines Apple's response will be "get a haircut" (a la antennaegate) and then offer hairbands to affected customers :-)


This is a far more legitimate complaint in my opinion - although I just spent a minute rubbing my iPhone 6 against my head and nothing happened - go figure.

Besides; if you don't already have a short, back and sides you're just a hippie anyway!




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  Reply # 1149897 8-Oct-2014 12:53
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Dingbatt: I see the latest set of complaints is to do with people getting their hair caught in the gaps in the new iPhones. I predict when 'hairgate' hits the headlines Apple's response will be "get a haircut" (a la antennaegate) and then offer hairbands to affected customers :-)


This is a far more legitimate complaint in my opinion - although I just spent a minute rubbing my iPhone 6 against my head and nothing happened - go figure.

Besides; if you don't already have a short, back and sides you're just a hippie anyway!


agreed, rubbed away, tried phoning from all angles no hair issues whatsoever *sigh* now if only it was mine!

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  Reply # 1151090 10-Oct-2014 09:46
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PhantomNVD:agreed, rubbed away, tried phoning from all angles no hair issues whatsoever *sigh* now if only it was mine!


Strangely enough this actually now has happened to me once. And I would have thought absolutely nothing of it had i not read about it. Really is a non-issue though.




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  Reply # 1151273 10-Oct-2014 12:50
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Has anyone actually had their phone bend?

No read it online, doesn't have a friend of a friend that has one, but anyone in NZ have an Iphone6+ that has bent under basically no pressure when in their pocket?

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  Reply # 1151285 10-Oct-2014 13:02
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Bend under no pressure? I saw that stuff on tv once ... david blane or something




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  Reply # 1151292 10-Oct-2014 13:15
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He wrote 'basically no pressure', ie. realistic/light pressure.

The answer is no, Consumer Reports calculated something like 90 pounds of pressure to bend, so its unlikely we'll ever hear any real stories.  You're probably more likely to win the lottery, and a million times more likely to have some phandroid grab your phone and 'test' it. :)



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  Reply # 1151326 10-Oct-2014 14:16
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PhantomNVD:
Paul1977:
Dingbatt: I see the latest set of complaints is to do with people getting their hair caught in the gaps in the new iPhones. I predict when 'hairgate' hits the headlines Apple's response will be "get a haircut" (a la antennaegate) and then offer hairbands to affected customers :-)


This is a far more legitimate complaint in my opinion - although I just spent a minute rubbing my iPhone 6 against my head and nothing happened - go figure.

Besides; if you don't already have a short, back and sides you're just a hippie anyway!


agreed, rubbed away, tried phoning from all angles no hair issues whatsoever *sigh* now if only it was mine!


I got a bit a stubble caught up on the antenna bands several times when I first the new iPhone, due to putting on my face to feel the heat output while watch watching TV. I was wondering 'what the hell is that!", kind of worked it out over the first night.

Yeah for sure hair certainly can get in the antenna band area. Normal long hair may not be an such an issue, so buzz cut could be worse.

In any case would have to try answer you phone backwards (as if), or at least get the corners edges to your hair.

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  Reply # 1151327 10-Oct-2014 14:18
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"You're holding it wrong" ;)




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  Reply # 1157500 18-Oct-2014 14:45
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Fire! Interesting article to add to the mix of this thread. Not sure that other devices would fare much better.

http://www.geek.com/apple/iphone-6-catches-fire-after-being-bent-in-a-front-pocket-1607074/




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