benjamin frost wrote: »
A funny question to ask, as I've seen all the iPhones, but yes, I do, as you were wondering.
I can't believe that we are all still talking about this.
Tim Allen brought out his Blackberry Passport on Jimmy Kimmel the other night.
You really can't condemn Blackberry's latest attempt. It shows guts and determination. It's not an iPhone killer by any means, and neither does Blackberry think it is, but the Passport definitely breaks from the pack in an, imo, interesting way.
Cool, he shares my gadget affliction, oh look look and it's in his back pocket, gosh the people on this site sometimes, who would put something so big in their pockets anyway, uhm pretty much everybody.
Doesn't look like a Samsung commercial to me.
... uh, oh, I didn't want to bring that up. lol
island hermit wrote: »
... uh, oh, I didn't want to bring that up. lol
There is no FUD on this thread; you must be referring to a different one.
I think Gatorguy has done a helluva job defending his comments.
I put his record up there with the very best on this site.
relic wrote: »
Aaaahhhh why not, just add more fuel to the fire I say. Seriously though, nothing makes me madder then someone telling me how a product needs to be handled, an iPhone 6 was meant to be held like a new born baby, ugh, where's my frying pan, let's see how well built you were made.
digitalclips wrote: »
Not one Gatorguy post defending Apple against the FUD I see! :no:
If bending the iphones was 'purposeful', as you say, then there's no reason the anti-Apple crowd couldn't have done it with the 5S or any other previous phone. Some folks noticed their new iPhone 6's bending. Someone showed in a video how he could do it pretty easily with his bare hands. Consumer Reports shows that the 6 is a fair bit less rigid than the 5 or other popular phones, and slotted in slightly above the worst, the HTC One M8.
I think the original poster's comment was valid. Ive and Co. have driven styling requirements to such levels that they finally made a structurally weak phone.
iPhone 6 is a great phone, but handle 'my precious' with care.....
Structurally weak? That's not what Consumer Reports said after testing. They specifically said that although some phones had a higher level of resistance than others, that all of the phones were perfectly acceptable for structural integrity. In other words, they were all well beyond the frame strength needed to prevent permanent bending under normal use, which includes people sitting on their phone in the back pocket. Apple had three different stress tests for simulating "sitting on the phone" forces, and they're likely to be the same ones that Samsung runs. There's probably an industry standard for all of those things. That's probably the reason that BOTH Samsung and Apple showed that their phones could resist 25 kg of force in a three point test.
flaneur wrote: »
My guess is that you haven't seen the 6 or the 6 plus "in the flesh" either. By "either" I mean you and Benjamin Frost and a couple of other random bender-heads here.
And then even holding it in your hands might not be enough for any of you. Some people refuse to "get" artful things, especially if the art is subtle and not a matter of bling.
Those phones have crossed a line into something like moulded and polished jewelry. It's in the way the glass contour blends into the aluminum, and the aluminum follows another tactile curve to the flat back, plus the usual Apple-trademark bead-blasted texture of the back, all coming together in an object that wants to be felt as much as looked at, like a slab of amber that one might use as a giant worry bead. No mass consumer object has ever been made like this. And it's more than solid enough to live a long time with someone who just uses it and doesn't abuse it.
And some jerk in Toronto named Lewis Hilsenteger suddenly appears and starts bending iPhones on YouTube. I'd look into the background of that for a little more depth to the story, if I happened to be an investigative journalist. Samsung is suspiciously fast with this video, crappy and ugly as it is.
I think you do a great disservice to yourself by denigrating Relic.
Some people might deserve a little punishment but the vast majority of people on this site don't even come close to Relic's knowledge of computers, computing and all that goes along with it... so any criticisms should at least have some substance.
You might want to reread some of her posts.
Otherwise you just make yourself look bad.
[ oh, yeah... jmho ]
rezwits wrote: »
This is getting tooooo funny! ha! I swear if Samsung can jump on something they will. WOW It's like they are scared or something, or insecure, and take every potshot they can. Gees. This one is hilarious as people have pointed out the "Don't hold it like that cure" which makes perfect sense.