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It might not be safe to leave your iPhone 6 Plus in your pocket

September 23rd, 2014 at 1:25 PM
iPhone 6 Plus Damage

The reaction to the new iPhones has been overwhelmingly positive, but as users have begun to spend time with the devices, problems have inevitably begun to crop up. In fact, some users on the MacRumors forums have reported that after carrying an iPhone 6 Plus around in their pockets for an extended period of time, the phone began to warp.

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In one thread, user “hanzoh” recounted a day with the iPhone 6 Plus, which involved the phone sitting in the left front pocket of a pair of suit pants for around 18 hours during a couple of long car rides and some dancing at a wedding. When “hanzoh” removed the 6 Plus at the end of the day, it was clear that the display was slightly distorted. A photograph was taken to highlight the bending of the device:

This doesn’t appear to be a widespread issue at the moment, but other iPhone 6 Plus users have made similar complaints over the past few days. Many other users in the MacRumors forum also point out that the iPhone 5 and 5s were susceptible to bending when placed under any kind of significant pressure for long stretches of time.

Although the damage in the photo above may look minor, MacRumors notes that as the Apple continues to design thinner phones, key components are more likely to be affected by any external damage to the device.

If you own an iPhone and have been putting off buying a case, this might just be the impetus you needed.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.




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