Thursday, 25 September 2014

iPhone 6 plus, your flexible friend

quote [ According to multiple sources, iPhone 6 Plus owners have been reporting bent phones after simply carrying the devices in their pockets all day. ]

Harkening back to the iPhone 4's antenna problems I predict Apple's response will be "you're owning it wrong".
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by dolemite@10:10pmGMT]


damnit said @ 11:05pm GMT on 25th Sep [Score:2 Underrated]
Breaking news: metal bends.
vintuk said @ 2:06pm GMT on 28th Sep [Score:2]
sanepride said @ 12:00am GMT on 26th Sep [Score:1 Underrated]
Not that I have any interest in defending a product I would never own, but apparently reports of the iPhone 6 plus's bendability are somewhat exaggerated.
MadMarchHarris said @ 5:04am GMT on 26th Sep [Score:1 Insightful]
Why do people sit on their phones? I would never put a $500-1000 piece of electronics under my ass unless it was a $1000 robotic ass-cheek. How is that not universal logic?
arrowhen said @ 2:05pm GMT on 26th Sep [Score:2]
Breaking your overpriced phone is a form of conspicuous consumption.
Sarahbear said @ 7:35am GMT on 27th Sep
I actually asked the clerk at the phone store the other day if she's also noticed that iPhone users don't seem to use cases, thus they break their phones a lot. She told me she has seen that the whole time she's worked there.

So whilst you're probably joking a bit, I really do think it's a status thing. "Look at me, I have something very expensive that I can throw around like loose change. I can afford to replace it when it breaks."
Dienes said @ 3:01pm GMT on 27th Sep
Well if you put a case on it, people might mistake it for a Galaxy S4 or something, and we can't have that now can we?

iPhones are like hybrid cars. A lot of the people purchasing them want to make sure other people KNOW they have one.
donnie said @ 7:57pm GMT on 26th Sep
The great hoodwink of the contract is such that most people probably have no concept of just how expensive these things are, nor does it feel to them that they had to shell out anything for it at all... (the phone's free, right? I'm just paying for the minutes and the jigabytes...)
vintuk said @ 12:13am GMT on 26th Sep
could be worse, could give you a slight electric shock.

oh wait one of the last iphones did that.
midden said @ 12:42am GMT on 26th Sep
The iPhone 3GS that I've had for five years has a plastic case. It's got a crack behind the earphone jack and a few scratches, but still chugs right along. I did replace the battery myself two years ago for $20. I should note, however, I do not now, nor have previously worn "skinny jeans." So that may have something to do with the device's longevity.
midden said @ 12:45am GMT on 26th Sep
Correction, six years.
the circus said @ 1:23am GMT on 26th Sep
So this has been all over, and it probabaly is a bit under-engineered, but can't you just get a case for it?
Kama-Kiri said @ 2:22am GMT on 26th Sep
If antenna-gate was pretty stupid, "bend-ghazi" is idiocy defined.

A phone made of a big, thin slab of aluminum is more easy to bend than,
1) a plastic phone
2) a smaller phone
3) a thicker phone
4) a phone with a curved back like HTC One for example

in fact if you stick in the back pocket of your tight jeans, and sit your fat ass down on a hard chair, chances are your iPhone 6 Plus is gonna get banana-shaped on you. Boo hoo.

So here's a tip: don't do that. Treat it like the small iPad it is, i.e. don't be stupid, and there is no problem.

I'm siding with Apple on this one. And I don't even use their damn products.
Taleweaver said @ 11:13am GMT on 26th Sep
XregnaR said @ 12:43pm GMT on 26th Sep
Ankylosaur said @ 3:12pm GMT on 27th Sep
Uri Geller explains why the iPhones are bending:

“There are two possible explanations,” Uri Geller, the psychic illusionist famous for bending spoons with his mind, told MarketWatch. “Either the phone is so seriously thin and flimsy that it is bendable with mere physical force, which I cannot believe given the extensive tests Apple would have done. Or — and this is far more plausible — somehow the energy and excitement of the 10 million people who purchased iPhones has awakened their mind powers and caused the phones to bend. ... I urge Apple to hire me to explain to the world that this is not the company’s fault at all,” he said. “I don’t own an iPhone 6 — I’m loyal to my BlackBerry and would never change — but if I did I have no doubt I could bend it with my mind.”
vintuk said @ 1:07am GMT on 28th Sep
all cry babies with their phones should be forced to use my dad's old car phone.

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