The race to the thinnest, lightest device, doesn't necessarily work well

Perhaps the race to the thinnest, lightest device, doesn't necessarily work well when also making it enormous. iPhone 6 Plus

Note to self: when wearing my hipster skinny jeans, place 6 plus in gold fanny pack

Some jeans are just too tight for Apple’s new larger iPhones, but even if you can squeeze it in a pocket, don’t try sitting down or it might get bent.

Despite insurance company finding new iPhones are most durable yet, users discover that pockets can warp them - and hands too if you try hard enough




iPhone 6 and 6 Plus bending
Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are bending while being carried in user pockets. Photograph: Lewis Hilsenteger/Unbox Therapy/YouTube

The bigger screens but thinner bodies of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models have come at the cost of rigidity, according to owners who say they bent while being carried in trouser pockets.

A number of users across various forums, sites and Twitter have reported – and pictured – that their phones have become warped after they sat or bent down with them in front and rear trouser pockets.
The reports come just after an insurance company claimed that the new iPhones are the most robust ever – though its tests didn’t include bending.



The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus chassis is milled from a solid piece of aluminium alloy whose composition is secret. The weak area of the phone appears to be around the volume buttons, where the frame is at its thinnest and creates a fulcrum point around which the phone bends. Surprisingly, the screen does not break when the phone bends – though it does if the phone is then bent back to a flat profile.





Posted by: Jaime
blognizend, Updated at: 11:32 AM
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