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    Default i phone 6 already attracting complaints that it is bending out of shape easily.

    Does the new iPhone 6 BEND in your pocket? Angry users post photos of phones warped just a few days after buying them


    • Reports claim 'a small but growing number' of iPhone 6 Plus have bent
    • The unintended extra feature has been dubbed 'bend gate'
    • Thinner design and the use of aluminium metal causes the deform
    • The next-generation Apple smartphones launched on Friday
    • Apple has not yet commented on the reports

    Owners of the new iPhone 6 Plus have been left angered as it emerged the phone can bend out of shape simply when stored in a pocket.
    Since the new model launched on Friday, a small but growing number of iPhone 6 Plus owners have reported the issue that significantly alters the appearance of the phone.
    The problem, dubbed 'bend gate' by some on social media sites, is due to the phone's thin aluminium exterior - but can be solved by ensuring the middle of the phone is not subjected to a large force.




    Since the iPhone 6 Plus (pictured) launched on Friday, reports have emerged that 'a small but growing number' of owners are claiming the frame bends if the device is left in pockets for an extended period of time. Others took to social media, facetiously thanking Apple for the 'flexible display' on their new gadget


    iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test








    It is believed the thinner model, in addition to the use of aluminium metal in its design, causes the phone to deform.
    MacRumors detailed on Tuesday that 'a small but growing number of iPhone 6 Plus owners have reportedly bent their phones after carrying the devices in their pockets just days after launch'.
    One forum user known as 'hanzoh' claimed his iPhone 6 plus was 'slightly bent' after he drove with the device in his pocket.


    'The 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mostly,' Hanzoh said.
    'As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive, I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted.'
    And he said when laid flat, a bend in the phones display can clearly be seen.
    WHY IS THE iPHONE 6 PLUS BENDING - AND HOW CAN IT BE SOLVED?


    The reason for the bend is due to the iPhone 6 Plus being made out of aluminium.

    Aluminium is a relatively soft metal and is fairly ductile and flexible so, if enough pressure is applied, it will bend and move.

    According to iMore, no part of either of the new iPhones has more than a quarter of an inch (0.64cm) of aluminium in any spot.

    This means that, in areas of the phones that are weakest, it’s possible it could be susceptible to bending.

    This is noticeable in images, with many of the bends occurring near the volume buttons and the SIM card slot.

    These areas have segments of the shell cut out to make room for the buttons and SIM card, so there is less aluminium - and they are more likely to bend.

    To stop the phone bending, users need to ensure that they do not put increased pressure on the middle of the phone.

    For example, do not have it sideways in a pocket, as your pocket will push it against your leg, possibly causing bending.

    Putting it in your back pocket could also have a similar effect, so storing it in a shirt pocket or bag might be a better option.

    Another option would be to make sure you have a case for the phone so that it can maintain its rigidity even when pressure is applied.




    #Bendgate iPhone 6 bends after being kept in front pocket









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    Apple's chief executive Tim Cook (pictured) announced on Monday the firm sold over 10 million of its 'bigger than bigger' models, setting a new three-day sales record. It beat the iPhone 5S and 5C's record of 9 million




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    It has been reported that the thinner design of the 5.5-inch phone and the use of aluminum on the frame will cause the new iPhone 6 Plus (pictured) to bend if pressure is applied

    Hanzoh questioned whether the new 5.5-inch design was 'too thin'.


    The bendy feature of the new iPhone (pictured) has been met with wide criticism on social media

    The bendy feature of the new iPhone has also been met with wide criticism on social media. Others hashtagged 'bendgate' as they poked fun at the defect.
    One user wrote: '@tim_cook hi Tim, I absolutely love my new iPhone 6 Plus!! My favorite feature is the flexible display.'
    However this isn't the first time iPhone frames have warped while the issue isn't unique to Apple, Mashable reports.
    It was further mentioned the thinner design and the use of aluminum on the frame causes the phone to misshape if pressure is applied.
    However, other Twitter users flagged up the fact that many handsets will bend under a similar amount of pressure.

    App developer ‏@drbarnard said: 'It’s actually impressive that the 6 Plus doesn’t break. Seems like that much pressure on any device would do damage.'
    While TechCrunch co-editor @panzer added: 'Just an anecdote: I carried around the iPhone 6 Plus for 5 days in a pocket at Disneyland on rides & coasters and did not bend it.'
    APPLE'S LATEST HANDSETS


    The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen, while the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display.

    Both models also include the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture, said to boost performance and power efficiency.

    They also have advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, and users in the US will also be able to use the devices to pay for goods using Apple Pay.

    Besides larger screens, the new phones offer faster performance and a wireless chip for making credit card payments.

    In the US, the iPhone 6 starts at $199 for 32GB on a two-year contact, $299 for 64GB and $399 for 128GB.

    A SIM-only handset starts at 539 in the UK.

    The iPhone 6 Plus costs $299 on a two-year contract for 16GB, $399 for 64GB, $499 for 128GB.

    Unlocked, the handset starts at 619 in the UK.




    Meet the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Apple









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    This isn't the first time iPhone frames have bent or warped (pictured), and the issue isn't unique to Apple. Reports in 2012 claimed that the iPhone 5 had similar frame weaknesses. The iPhone 5S release was met with similar complaints. Samsung devices are also vulnerable, and the Galaxy S4 in particular was found to bend


    Reports in 2012 claimed that the iPhone 5 had similar frame weaknesses.

    IS THE FLAW UNIQUE TO APPLE DEVICES?

    These reports are not the first time iPhone frames have warped, and the issue isn't unique to Apple.

    Reports in 2012 claimed that the iPhone 5 had similar frame weaknesses.

    The iPhone 5S release was met with similar complaints.

    Samsung devices are also vulnerable, and the Galaxy S4 in particular was found to bend under pressure. As did Sony's Xperia Z1.
    Other devices have been released recently that were specifically designed to have a curved frame, including the LG G Flex and the Samsung Round.

    Both devices were said to be more comfortable to hold, and easier to place in a back pocket.


    The iPhone 5S release last year was met with similar complaints.

    Samsung devices are also vulnerable, and the Galaxy S4 in particular was found to bend under pressure, as did Sony's Xperia Z1.
    Other devices have been released recently that were specifically designed to have a curved frame, including the LG G Flex and the Samsung Round.

    Both devices were said to be more comfortable to hold, and easier to place in a back pocket.

    Apple announced on Monday it sold over 10 million of its 'bigger than bigger' model, setting a new record since it launched three days after the launch on Friday.
    This beat the previous record of 9 million for last year's iPhone 5S and 5C.

    However Apple has not yet responded to MailOnline's request for comment regarding the issues with the latest model.




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    Other devices have been released recently that were specifically designed to have a curved frame, including the LG G Flex (pictured). The phone is said to be more comfortable to hold, and easier to place in a back pocket






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    The Samsung Galaxy Round (pictured), revealed last year, is another phone designed to have an intentional curved display. It has a 5.7-inch concave screen attached to a curved casing, which Samsung says can boost the viewing angle for videos



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    Putting mine in a case so I won't have to worry about that.
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    an expensive piece of junk....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gas_chick View Post
    Putting mine in a case so I won't have to worry about that.
    So, how long did you wait in line for it?
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    I need to upgrade my 4S with a cracked screen but I'm not waiting in line for the 'privilege' of paying hundreds of dollars for a phone so I will just have to wait.
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    There are phones out there which are as good as or even better than iPhones and cheaper... I really don't understand why everyone is buying an iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeStar70 View Post
    an expensive piece of junk....
    Expensive and unnecessary. And it's too big for one-handed texting while you walk into lamp posts.

    There's a magnificent Internet hoax going around telling people they can recharge their iPhone 6 by putting it in the microwave..... And morons are falling for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BelledeJour View Post
    There are phones out there which are as good as or even better than iPhones and cheaper... I really don't understand why everyone is buying an iPhone.
    I hate android
    with the iPhone I just like the operating system a lot better. I also have a MacBook at home and an ipad that I use for work so it just makes sense to have all my electronics be the same. It allows me to sync my agenda, etc
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    Agree. I'm all Apple phone/iPad/MacBook and synching them makes life SO much easier.
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    And they're just better in general. I hated my Android phone for the 3 weeks I used it before chucking it in a draw and recycling an old iPhone 3 which was from the Stone Age but still better than the Android rubbish.
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    I was a diehard blackberry lover but with the new one that came out last year I had it for 24 hours before I took it back and bought an iPhone which I kind of freaking love. I'm a technology weirdo in that I will use that phone for as long as possible until it is dead.
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    My Samsung S5 (droid) is pretty damn thin, but it doesn't bend in the least. I keep a case on it at all times, anyway, but for the few days when I didn't have one, it was very resilient. I'll never have any type of iPhone. I muuuuuch prefer the droid OS and the myriad of things they can do and let you do.
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    Android/Apple = Coke/Pepsi. I'm a Pepsi gal. Coke sucks.
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    i just got the LG G3. I had the opportunity to get the new iPhone, but i had the 5C and HATED it, so Apple isn't for me.
    besides, i like Swype, and Apple doesn't have it (you have to get an app for that)
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    I have a Android, too, a Galaxy S4. I have always had it in a case and it does all that I need. I have had it 15 months and no problems. My youngest 2 have switched to the IPhone band wagon. They like them. But I think all of the phones out there are expensive junk. They have us all hooked now....sure wish I had come up with the idea.
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