Apple tries to close iPhone 6 Plus 'bend-gate' as fashionistas come to grips with larger iPhones



  • Reply 41 of 130

    Originally Posted by Yojimbo007 View Post

    I guess you are privileged to some information the rest of us are not !

    As for your tone of response.. It has Samsung or rather samscum written all over it !

    My tone? You mean the same one I literally copied from the previous poster? Don't worry, I'll wait. 

  • Reply 42 of 130
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    atlapple wrote: »

    The 5.5" iPhone may have the same lifespan as the 5c. Here today gone next year. 
    But the 5C is still here. And it doesn't bend.
  • Reply 43 of 130
    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post


     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.

  • Reply 44 of 130

    Social media is just another word for "sewing circle".

    More like "suing circle" :lol:
  • Reply 45 of 130

    Originally Posted by MacVicta View Post

    If Apple had done the proper thing and release a 4" and 4.7" iPhone 6, none of this would've happened. They should've gone with their conscience instead of blindly chasing competitors. The iPhone Plus is an embarrassment.




    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post



    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".





  • Reply 46 of 130

    Originally Posted by InteliusQ View Post










  • Reply 47 of 130

    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post



    but that's only in the USA


    The Plus will have huge sales in the Asian market.


    Sure... if you say so.

  • Reply 48 of 130

    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post



    more like a really big JACKING circle



    You shouldn't let your personal preferences skew your reasoning.

  • Reply 49 of 130
    Originally Posted by InteliusQ View Post



    At least they would have been selling usable phones then.

  • Reply 50 of 130
    radarthekatradarthekat Posts: 3,704moderator

    Originally Posted by hngfr View Post

    Apple should use the 60% stronger aluminium it uses in the Apple Watch, would make it lighter too.

    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.

  • Reply 51 of 130

    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post



    China, Korea, are huge Phablet markets.



    Not so much in Japan.


    Oh... so you've chosen now to believe Samsung's numbers.

  • Reply 52 of 130

    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

  • Reply 53 of 130
    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post



    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)

  • Reply 54 of 130
    radarthekatradarthekat Posts: 3,704moderator

    Originally Posted by iVince View Post

    Well that should be that then ..... right?

    In the sense that it never should have been a widely reported issue in the first place?  Yes, that should be that.

  • Reply 55 of 130
    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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    <span class="minor2 small gray">Source: Unbox Therapy <a href="">via</a> YouTube</span></div>

    "With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare," a member of Apple's media relations team <a href="">told</a> the <em>Wall Street Journal.</em> It now seems that more iPhone 6 Plus units were bent <a href="">by YouTubers</a> taking advantage of the media kerfuffle than were bent by actual consumers.

    Similar issues <a href="">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="">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.

    Tried it myself at the Apple Store, it did not bend. I exerted reasonable force.
  • Reply 56 of 130

    Originally Posted by bizzare View Post

    Tried it myself at the Apple Store, it did not bend. I exerted reasonable force.

    Keep in mind if you had broken or damaged it, you'd be responsible.

  • Reply 57 of 130
    drowdrow Posts: 126member
    every phone bends, if all you're doing is trying to bend your phone.
  • Reply 58 of 130
    this issue and this thread are lame.... And now so am I... Dammit
  • Reply 59 of 130

    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post



    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?

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