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Old 09-24-2014, 08:42 PM
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Lightbulb Yep... Someone Performed the 'Bend Test': Apple i6 vs Samsung (android) Galaxy Note

I await the sure to be much publicized response from the mighty Apple on this...

First the iPhone 6+





Specially designed Apple cases coming in... 3, 2, 1...
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The iPhone5and 5s had the bending issue. Not sure why they did it again that way with the 6. It's common sense that aluminum that this will bend and cracking like a twig.
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Problem is that the 6 is about 10% thinner than the 5. That difference significantly reduces the shear modulus with respect to the axis running parallel to the length of the phone - especially with a material like aluminum.

Solution: It's an iphone, the price elasticity of demand for the early adopters is flat. Make that thing out of titanium and spank an extra 1 in front of the price tag and you'll still have all the apple fan boys lined up 48 hours before its released. Either that or go back to plastic.
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Any reports of this happening on the 6 as well, or just the 6Plus?
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I'm really looking forward to the day that any scandal stops getting "gate" tacked onto the end of it.
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I'm really looking forward to the day that any scandal stops getting "gate" tacked onto the end of it.
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I'd be more concerned of the glass breaking on either android or iphone than it bending.
That said, I've replaced iphone5 glass before for my son's phone and it was relatively easy.
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Any reports of this happening on the 6 as well, or just the 6Plus?
the weak point looks to be where the side buttons are



the iphone 5 and 5s also had this issue at the button holes once they switched from using a steel chassis (outer frame), to using an aluminum frame. so i would not be surprised if the non-plus iphone 6 will also be bending at the button holes.


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Don't worry, Apple will come up with a steel case for the phone for $79.

Honestly, if the phone bends when people put it in their rear pocket and sit on it, it's on them. But it has been reported that it bends in the front pocket. That's not OK.
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Somebody should come up with carbon fiber phone. That will be cool.
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Don't worry, Apple will come up with a steel case for the phone for $79.

Honestly, if the phone bends when people put it in their rear pocket and sit on it, it's on them. But it has been reported that it bends in the front pocket. That's not OK.
I don't know what idiot would think its a good idea to SIT ON THEIR PHONE, bendable or not. Also, the 6 plus sticks way out of most pockets, like an advertisement to steal it. Rear pocket just seems like a bad idea all the way around.

Been reading a lot of stuff on line about people who got the 6 Plus and regret it - and/or want to return it, and it had nothing to do with the bending issue. I'm guessing they just HAD to have it because it's the newest gadget not many people have right now (making them *special* for the next few weeks until it's available for anyone who wants one ), but never really thought about having to carry around and use that big-a$$ thing on a daily basis for the next 2 years. LOL
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Based on the movies that TXstyle posted, the Samsung is obviously a beast as far as resisting bending - props to them for building it!

Now ... back to the iPhone. I just grabbed my 4S and started putting slight pressure on it. This phone is 3.5 years old and has somehow survived this far being without a case for most of the time and in a very minimalistic thin plastic 3/4 shell the rest of the time. Even this phone I'm hesitant to "try" to bend with my hands - it's just not right.

Knowing how dumb the average person is - I want to know what they did...... what pocket was it in? Did they sit on it? Etc. The "My iPhone bent in my pocket" guy in the video that keeps popping up on BBC is a rather husky dude, did he sit on it or what? I'm just curious here.
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OMG!!! Mass hysteria... they all are bending!!!!

Apple sold 10 MILLION phones, there have been customer reports of 9 bending...

http://mashable.com/2014/09/25/apple...m-fb-main-link
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To summarize his video: "A couple of iPhones bending would never turn off an Apple Phanboi."
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Problem is that the 6 is about 10% thinner than the 5. That difference significantly reduces the shear modulus with respect to the axis running parallel to the length of the phone - especially with a material like aluminum.

Solution: It's an iphone, the price elasticity of demand for the early adopters is flat. Make that thing out of titanium and spank an extra 1 in front of the price tag and you'll still have all the apple fan boys lined up 48 hours before its released. Either that or go back to plastic.
No. Shear modulus is not at play here- Young's modulus (E) is. Resistance to bending in a beam, which is how the device is acting in this case, is determined by the cube of the distance from the neutral axis (area moment of inertia or I) times the width. All else equal, a beam with rectangular cross section that is 10% thinner will be less than 75% as rigid.
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No. Shear modulus is not at play here- Young's modulus (E) is. Resistance to bending in a beam, which is how the device is acting in this case, is determined by the cube of the distance from the neutral axis (area moment of inertia or I) times the width. All else equal, a beam with rectangular cross section that is 10% thinner will be less than 75% as rigid.
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