Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Don't Get Bent Out of Shape When Your iPhone 6 Does

It has only been five days since the gala release, and yet the complaints are already streaming in.  One of the drawbacks of creating a bigger, thinner, lighter iPhone with an all-metal case has just come to light.  When users of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models stuff their phones into their pockets as they are used to doing with previous models, they just might pull the phone out and find that the case has taken on a few unwanted bends and curves.  No official response from Apple yet, but some are suggesting a stiff, thick case might ameliorate the problem (and eliminate one of the new model's primary selling points in the process, it's thin, graceful, lightweight body).

Hunter Communications Original News Source:
Slashgear

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Excerpt: "When the world uses an iPhone for a few days, bad things start to pop up. As much research as Apple puts behind a product, there is still no accounting for real world problems (you can make your jokes about real world problems and Apple products in the comments section below, thanks). With the iPhone 6, a bit of compromise in the metal seems to be the culprit here, even attracting a few hashtags.

It centers around folks having their new, skinny iPhone 6 in-pocket, only to pull it out later and find it bent. The thin aluminum frame and pliable glass is clearly no match for your skinny jeans and baseball-bat-hard femur.

Aluminum is a pretty soft metal, too. It ranks about 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, ranging from 2 to 2.9. That’s about as strong as gold. Or copper. When you start making it thin, then cutting out space for volume or power buttons, it compromises the integrity of the metal.

Sling a delicate, thin, straight-as-a-board phone to your flexible, strong hips via material that won’t give, and things are bound to go wrong. And if you think it's happening really easily, it's not. Take a look at some of the pics peppering the post, and watch this video."

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