My tone? You mean the same one I literally copied from the previous poster? Don't worry, I'll wait.
atlapple wrote: »
The 5.5" iPhone may have the same lifespan as the 5c. Here today gone next year.
Does. Not. Matter.
its the nature of social media.
next week it will probably be a talking Goat that gets 20,000,000 hits and everyone will forget about BEND-GATE
Hard to say if this will come back to haunt Apple. I've always said it's about the OS... that's my reason for believing it will blow over.
We should find out in December when Cannacord usually releases the numbers from the top 4 carriers in the US for the top 3 phones sold.
If the Plus isn't #2 or #3... or worse yet... the Plus is #3 but the Note 4 is #2...
Then. We'll. Know.
Oh... and by the way... people aren't interested in buying a goat (maybe, if it talks)... whereas... anyone thinking of laying down cash for a phone that apparently bends... hmmmm... well, maybe their mind will be changed. Consumers have always been fickle.
SpamSandwich wrote: »
Social media is just another word for "sewing circle".
I don't know about the embarrassment part but I have to agree that I think Apple would have done just as well... if not better... with 4" and 4.7" phones... skipping the 5.5".
but that's only in the USA
The Plus will have huge sales in the Asian market.
Sure... if you say so.
more like a really big JACKING circle
You shouldn't let your personal preferences skew your reasoning.
At least they would have been selling usable phones then.
Apple has stated in it's response to this that the new devices are subject to rigorous testing and are reinforced with steel and titanium. They feature "the strongest glass in the smartphone industry" and aluminum bodies that are "tempered for extra strength."
So they have that covered.
China, Korea, are huge Phablet markets.
Not so much in Japan.
Oh... so you've chosen now to believe Samsung's numbers.
Help me out peeps. Are they saying 9 people have complained that the phone is actually left "bent"??? Or is the issue that they do bend or flex??? Or both? Thanks
dont get it.....
Of course you wouldn't.
Social media allows me to do in a few minutes what used to take me all day or sometimes weeks to do.
Making fun of it only shows me that you don't understand it.
(the personal preferences remark was based on one of your favorite lines)
In the sense that it never should have been a widely reported issue in the first place? Yes, that should be that.
AppleInsider wrote: »
Apple on Thursday responded to the the flood of criticism leveled at the supposed ease with which the jumbo-sized iPhone 6 Plus bends during normal use, saying that just nine customers have complained about such an issue, while fashion-conscious consumers have once again proven that Apple can't please everyone.
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"With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare," a member of Apple's media relations team <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/apple-defends-against-complaints-of-bending-iphones-1411668618">told</a> the <em>Wall Street Journal.</em> It now seems that more iPhone 6 Plus units were bent <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/09/23/video-demonstrates-reported-iphone-6-plus-bending-issues">by YouTubers</a> taking advantage of the media kerfuffle than were bent by actual consumers.
Similar issues <a href="http://www.tekcore.co.uk/2012/10/10/iphone-5-bend-gate/">befell</a> Apple's iPhone 5, though the public's reaction was not nearly so intense. That handset was seen bending in approximately the same place as the iPhone 6 Plus -- near the volume buttons --?but it is likely that those devices, as with the bent iPhone 6 Plus units, were subject to unusually high strain forces.
At least one AppleCare representative is said to have told a concerned consumer that Apple Store employees would perform a "visual mechanical inspection" of the customer's bent iPhone 6 Plus to determine whether it is eligible for replacement under warranty. It is unclear what that inspection includes.
Apple's new, larger iPhones have also caused a stir in the world of fashion. According to the <em>New York Times,</em> fashionable consumers are <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/fashion/new-iphones-bulge-in-all-the-wrong-places.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0">finding</a> the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus a tight fit.
Fashion designers and retailers have responded to the call of overstuffed pockets. Internet-based apparel company Bonobos said they would make adjustments.
"If none of our pants fit the iPhones, that would be a real problem," Bonobos design chief Dwight Fenton said. "You ignore them at your own peril."
One fashion source that spoke to <em>AppleInsider</em> said that at least one other famous company -- haute fashion house Rag and Bone -- would be "adjusting pocket size to compensate" for the larger devices.
Keep in mind if you had broken or damaged it, you'd be responsible.
so why is Apple making a Phablet then?
they must obviously think there is demand
What? You think Apple can't make a mistake? Really?
rob55 wrote: »
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