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Brilliant Chinese carrier hires an on-site tailor to expand iPhone 6 Plus buyers’ pockets

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:52PM EST
iPhone 6 Plus Pants Pocket
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Worried that your iPhone 6 Plus might feel uncomfortable to carry around — or worse, that it might get bent — thanks to your small pants pockets? You don’t have to worry about it if you buy the device from Chinese carrier Unicom. Business Insider notices that China’s People’s Daily has posted a picture of an iPhone 6 launch event at a Unicom store in which the carrier has hired a tailor to enlarge buyers’ pockets on site to help them more easily carry the device around in their pants.

RELATED: Is that a phablet in your pocket?

Of course, being able to fit larger phones in your pockets has been an issue for smartphone users ever since the first Galaxy Note became a hit a couple of years back. Many clothing manufacturers have started designing pants pockets that are larger just for the sole purpose of helping people comfortably fit their giant phones in them.

The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus marks the first time that Apple users have had to deal with this particular problem, however, as before its release the largest ever iPhone ever released topped out at a comparably tiny 4 inches and fit easily into users’ pockets. With this in mind, it’s good to see that Unicom is helping these fans make a transition to life in the phablet lane.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.