SpamSandwich wrote: »
Did Chinese regulators already approve the 6's for sale?
Here's to the crazy ones!
macvicta wrote: »
It's not a catastrophe that will bring the company down. Most iPhone users will be uneffected, able to use their devices fine. But the bending issue is a serious matter. There's a weak point near the volume buttons that can lead to fracture with enough force applied. So long as Apple fixes it and replaces naturally broken devices under warranty, then all will be fine. Maybe these are the 9 people who (at the time) contacted Apple.
And no one can deny that the iPhone 6 is a structurally weaker device than the phone it replaced. We should want Apple to increase durability from generation to generation, not step backward. A slightly thicker iPhone 6 with a bigger battery would not effect usability.
My family of five switched from AT&T to T-Mobile after many years with those losers. Actually we were the losers for staying so long? Anyway, we got two new iPhone 6's and one iPhone 5s and a cheapy flip phone and a separately purchased One Plus One phone all for $184 per month.
Not bad at all. And no contract!!!
mr o wrote: »
Bend Man is back with an uncut version of bending an iPhone 6+.
He seems to be hurt by our comments.
thataveragejoe would tell John that he is immature for using profanity and that he has some growing up to do. Har!
That's why some of us prefer to buy the "S" models, which seem to fix the issues that come with the "non-S" models.
Canadians desperately need a gentleman like him ... NOT just because of his comment!
Yeah, go on with your horse-shit. There was ONE story of such pocket deformation, where the guy had his phone in his tight pocket for 18 hrs straight, and his story was suspicious at best. This is the "story" the youtube video was based on. The fact that you're so confident there's so many legitimate cases is hilarious, since you have no way of verifying anything, and all subsequent tests showed that it is virtually impossible to bend an iPhone in a front pocket. The fact that you're inclined to believe these stories without a shred of evidence, is evidence that you're nothing but a troll.
" There's a weak point near the volume buttons that can lead to fracture with enough force applied."
WITH ENOUGH FORCE APPLIED
What a hilarious statement. Every fucking material on earth will be compromised with ENOUGH FORCE APPLIED, so its beyond laughable that you use this as a disclaimer. The question is, will this force be applied during normal usage? ALL evidence points to NO. Trying your best to bend the **** out of a phone is not considered "normal".
macvicta wrote: »
There were cases of bent iPhones that cropped up even before the YouTube fiasco. MacRumors had a running thread with reported cases before it was shut down. These are Apple users who legitimately had their iPhones deformed even in a front pocket.
that isn't relevant -- where does anyone state that each iteration of a device should be stronger than its predecessor? as things get physically smaller/thinner, they're also going to be governed by "physics" in predictable ways. thats all there is to it.
i have yet to meet anyone in the real world who has had his or her phone bend at all, let alone not because they sat on it.
so say the anonymous users of MR. thats a pretty worthless appeal to facts or documentation.
I want my iPhone to be "durable enough" and no stronger. Durability comes at a cost of some combination of weight, size, cost, battery life, etc. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Did Apple err on the side of lighter/thinner this time? Not based on the evidence presented so far. In that case, there is nothing for Apple to "fix."
I want it to be 'durable' enough to just barely blend....
>>>>>>Will it Blend?<<<<<
(I have to say, that samsung battery almost didn't blend....)
Still funny after all these years.
meanwhile, those of us who buy the "tick" versions get an entire year of value out of the tool with absolutely no downsides. 3G? check. 4? check. 5? check. 6? check. no issues, despite the exaggerated media narratives around each (antenna issues, scratching issues, whatever)... in fact my 4 is still in service to this day.
actually i disagree w/ you on the front pocket -- my 6 fits flush along my thigh, parallel w/ my leg. when i sit there is no fulcrum for it to bend against, and no weight or force on it. it just sits flush against my thigh, now in a sitting position.
in the rear pocket is a problem because the butt is curved, allowing it to act as a fulcrum against the flat phone, especially as much force is put on it.