Reports Suggest iPhone 6 Plus May Bend in Your Pocket


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Consider this a PSA: Don't keep the iPhone 6 Plus in your front pants pocket for too long. It just might bend.


Reports of slightly bent iPhone 6 Plus devices are cropping up on a number of Apple forums, suggesting that the items began bending after sitting in one's front pocket for a long chunk of time.


One forum member on posted a photo of his iPhone 6 Plus after a few hours in his front pants pocket during a car ride.


Another posted another photo of his friend's bent iPhone 6. Photos have also showing up on the French Apple forum MacBidouille and other places across the web.


Oups, l'iPhone 6 se déforme dans la poche ! http://t.co/szFfovaHB7 http://ift.tt/1x9dVGc Florian Paulmier (@FlorianP123) September 23, 2014


The reports of bent phones were immediately met with jokes and skepticism. From a purely organic standpoint, however, the bending makes sense.


First, consider that Apple uses aluminum as its metal to house the new phone, which is a very soft, bendable metal. Then, consider that the iPhone 6 Plus (and the iPhone 6) is thinner than previous phones, with added surface area.


If you apply pressure - even the seemingly small amount of pressure that comes from one's front pocket - and metal can bend.


This isn't the first time iPhone frames have bent or warped. If you do a Google search for 'iPhone bent,' you can see all kinds of warped iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 frames.


The problem isn't unique to Apple; a Sony Xperia smartphone bends after spending some time in a pocket or tight area.


However, this might give some pause to potential owners - or at least make them likely to consider AppleCare+.


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