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

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:51PM EST
iPhone 6 Plus Damage

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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 Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.