iPhone Plus Owners are Bending Their Phones Just by Sitting Down

By Leslie Horn on at

Uh oh: some iPhone 6 Plus owners are reporting that their new handsets are getting bent when they leave them in their front pockets. You know, as you sometimes do with a phone.

Per one enterprising new iPhone 6 Plus owner on the MacRumors forums:

Yesterday, I left at 10am with the iPhone in my left FRONT pocket of my suit pants. I drove four hours to a wedding, which also involved a lot of sitting during dinner etc but also two to three hours of dancing. I left at 2am and went to bed, driving home four hours back. So in total, the 6 Plus was about 18 hours in my pocket while sitting mostly. As I lay it on the coffee table and sat down on the couch to relax from the drive (yes, sitting again), I saw the reflection of the window in the iPhones slightly distorted. Now I lay it flat with the display side on the table, take a look. Maybe at 5.5" it is too thin?

iPhone Plus Owners Are Bending Their Phones By Just Sitting Down

But the one wedding phone-bender is not alone. Another user reported a friend bending his phone when it was in his front pocket and he was getting out of a car. It ended up like so:

iPhone Plus Owners Are Bending Their Phones By Just Sitting Down

Now it'd be one thing if these warps and bends were the result of back-pocket action. But both of these cases claim the front pocket is to blame. It's easy to tell someone who sits on their phone to not do so, but the front pocket is a pretty established location for these kind of devices. It's definitely troubling.

Have you had any experience with your new iPhone 6 Plus acquiring a few new, unwanted curves? Tell us about below. [MacRumors]